Hill School Council Again Offers Non-Profit Grants

Hill School Council Again Offers Non-Profit Grants

The members of the 2013-14 Hill Schol Student Philanthropy Council donors with Betty and Charlie Frank

POTTSTOWN PA – Pottstown area non-profit organizations interested in applying for grants available through The Hill School’s Student Philanthropy Council must submit their documentation by Jan. 20 (2014; Thursday), the council reports.

Applications can be downloaded from The Hill’s website, here.

The council was established in 2009 through a gift to The Hill School from Charles A. Frank III, Hill ’59, and his wife, Betty. Hill students solicit and evaluate local non-profit requests for funding, and then award a total of $10,000 in grants annually. Last year’s recipients were the Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority, $2,110; The Growing Center, $2,690; Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, $2,500; and the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Organizations, $2,700.

Council membership consists of 12 students, including co-presidents Sanobar Shaikh and Omeed Alidadi, who meet weekly to study the process of philanthropy and visit the sites of various organizations. Amy Lehman, Hill’s experiential education coordinator, is the group’s faculty adviser.

Photo from The Hill School