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Student Philanthropy

Student Philanthropy Advisory Committee

What is it?

The Student Philanthropy Advisory Committee is a body of 7-10 students selected by members of Advancement  to serve as an advisory committee for student engagement in University Advancement, and to actively participate in leading the planning of that student engagement. They SPTF will meet a total of 7 times throughout the academic year, working on the graduate gift, as well as taking the time to meet and talk about student philanthropy and engagement.

What do we do?

The intention of the Student Philanthropy Advisory Committee commenced from a desired and deliberate need for student voices when it comes to cultivating a culture of student philanthropy here at PLU. A collection of students chosen as representatives of various divisions of the PLU community will discuss, develop, cultivate, and encourage a culture of student philanthropy. There are three goals centered around the Advisory Committee:

  1. Advocate for student engagement within each division on campus, as well as demographics of students by promoting grad gift events, sharing philanthropy philosophy of PLU.
  2. Communicate about and develop events that encourage philanthropy and gratitude achieved through participation in the Philanthropy Task Force as well as in their areas of academic studies and passions.
  3. Developing cause oriented engagement for student and using the diversity of the Task Force to insure that various divisions of campus and students are engaged in the Task Force’s intentions and each classes legacy.

The Student Philanthropy Advisory Committee will meet six times throughout the year. These meetings will consist of conversations, presentations, and advisement opportunities focused on Education about Student Engagement, Student Perspective on University Money, Student Alumni Relationship, Advancement Advisement, and Student and University Needs.

How do I get involved? 

Applications for The Student Advisory Committee can be found below, or by clicking here. Please complete the application by Friday, December 16 at 5 p.m. Email Nolan Ryan (ryanns@plu.edu) with any questions. 

Student Philanthropy Advisory Committee Application

The Student Philanthropy Advisory Committee is a body of student peers who are volunteering their time as representatives of various divisions of the PLU community to discuss, develop, create, and implement a culture of student philanthropy. These students are selected from various areas of studies, activities, and interests for the purpose of incorporating as much diversity as possible when approaching the student experience and expectation of gift giving.
Responsibilities of Membership:

     Attend each monthly meeting or communicate any absence 12 hours in advance.

     Participate in all SPAC events to the best of your ability.

     Be an active and engaged member of the SPAC.

     Set an example for peers by demonstrating student philanthropy by engaging with campus events, financially supporting the university, or volunteering your time.

Proposed Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, January 17th, 2016

Monday, February 6, 2016

Monday, February 27, 2016

Monday, March 20, 2016

Monday, April 10, 2016

Monday, May 8, 2016 

Application Instructions

Please complete the follow application below and attach a current resume to your application. Please submit by Friday, December 16th at 5pm.







Short Answer
In 200 words or less, answer the following questions:




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