Sisters of Charity foundation creates pipeline for philanthropic leadership
Burk stresses that P.L.A.C.E. differs greatly from the service learning programs many colleges offer to students. "This is not the type of project that provides college kids with an opportunity to volunteer for a specific task and then go home and feel good about it," she says. "We are looking to build relationships and become members of a community to affect sustainable change."
For the past four years, the Sisters of Charity Foundation has sponsored the Columbia College P.L.A.C.E. Fellows program by awarding a $25,000 grant each year. By granting the funds for the past four years, the total awarded is $100,000.
Columbia College and Sisters of Charity Foundation Celebrate Unique Partnership
Columbia College and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina celebrated the inaugural semester of the Philanthropy Leadership and Community Engagement (P.L.A.C.E.) Fellowship Program with a luncheon including the nine P.L.A.C.E. Fellows, community leaders and partnering organizations.
Columbia College P.L.A.C.E. launches Gable Oaks Summer Program
This summer, Columbia College P.L.A.C.E. Fellows are delivering the P.L.A.C.E. Gable Oaks Summer Program, providing a variety of educational and recreational activities for local youth in the Gable Oaks Community in Eau Claire.
The series will focus on the gendered leadership experience in South Carolina, exploring present challenges and future opportunities for women within the leadership contexts of power, authority, and influence. All Columbia College students are invited to take the course for credit.
Columbia College students receive prestigious scholarship awards at the National Collegiate Honors Council
“Their presentations were polished, insightful, and engaging, earning the admiration and over-the-top enthusiasm of faculty, administrators, and students from across the nation and abroad,” said John Zubizarreta, Columbia College Honors Director. “On more than one occasion, they and I heard colleagues say that our students exemplify the highest standards of higher education. Our reputation in honors is now more enviable than ever.”
The SNAP challenge is a week-long effort for participants to eat using the same amount given to those on SNAP benefits, in order to realize just how little low-income families must live on. Oftentimes, we forget about and take for granted how easy accessing food is for us, when for some individuals and families, planning a meal is the biggest hassle of the day because they have few to no resources.
Philanthropy Leadership And Community Engagement (P.L.A.C.E.) Fellowship Program
In conjunction with Columbia College, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina celebrate Building New Bridges in Philanthropy with its Philanthropy Leadership And Community Engagement (P.L.A.C.E) Fellowship Program.
The Philanthropy Leadership And Community Engagement (PLACE) Fellowship Program is a unique, four-year partnership with the Sisters of Charity Foundation and Columbia College designed to increase students’ awareness of the impact of philanthropy on community nonprofits.