Student philanthropists award $100,000 to charities

Magnified Giving, which seeks to educate, inspire and engage students in lifelong philanthropy, wrapped up its 2016 student program with four awards ceremonies.

During each, high school students who participated in the philanthropy program were presented with funding checks for their selected charity.

This year more than 60 schools and 3,000 students took part. Each student group evaluated potential charity recipients and selected one to receive a grant.  

Ceremonies took place at Covington Latin School, Mayerson JCC and Bishop Fenwick High School.

Magnified Giving founder Roger Grein spoke. Other special guests were April Kerley, a 2008 U.S. Paralympic Team member; Jacob Counts, director of SkoolAid, Cincinnati Adapted Sports, and coach of Cincinnati Dragons wheelchair basketball team; Peg Moertl, PNC senior vice president; and Tim Tepe, Warren County philanthropist and attorney.

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Magnified Giving receives $1M donation to establish permanent office

Magnified Giving, whose mission is to engage students in lifelong philanthropy, has received a $1 million donation and endowment that will allow it to establish a permanent office location. The gift, to be received over 10 years, came from Joyce Kupfer-Mulderig in honor of her parents, John A. and Jean M. Kupfer.

The organization intends to purchase a building in Evendale. Additionally, the donor has committed to annual gifts over 10 years to establish an endowment that will provide for upkeep of the building.  

“This year, we’re working with more than 60 schools in the region,” said Kelly Collison, executive director at Magnified Giving. “But our plans include growth across the tri-state and beyond as resources allow. We want to reach thousands of students in hundreds of schools with our proven, life-changing model of student philanthropy.”

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