Every spring for the last eight years, the Durham Giving Project course at Duke University has given students an opportunity to learn about Durham – its issues, history, triumphs and struggles – and to give back, by raising money for community organizations.
The hard work of the 2010 Durham Giving Project students paid off last Monday, April 26, when the class gathered at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Walltown for a “grant party.” The students presented the more than $10,000 they raised throughout the semester to the 19 nonprofits and student engagement projects they had selected, through a competitive grants process, to receive the funds.
It was a moving event for the students and for the organizations they supported, all of which are part of the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership. Congratulations to the 2010 Durham Giving Project class!
Click here for a list of the 2010 Durham Giving Project grant recipients.