How are schools chosen for the Student Philanthropy Program?

Each summer, an invitation is sent out to selected teachers and administrators at area high schools.  This list of schools has been generated from communication with the Mayerson Foundation's Community Service Learning Program coordinator, as well as the contacts that staff and board members introduce to us.  The list is by no means comprehensive, and we are looking for those special people at EVERY high school in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area!  Applications are sent in June and are due by late August.  


How can I make sure that my school is invited to participate?

Easy.  Contact Todd Forman ( and tell him your name, the name of the high school, the name of a contact person at that school, and contact information.  He will follow up with a phone call to shareinformation about the program and the application process.


Do you only work with high school students?

Yes...mostly.  While we believe in introducing philanthropy education at the middle (and even elementary) school level, we believe that a level of cognitive development is required to fully participate in our program.  We focus our energies at the high school level, and continue to stay connected to the collegiate program that Roger helped create.  Note: We have had a number of 7th and 8th graders participating the past few years with great success!


Could our Youth Group, Home School Group, or other group participate?

Great question!  If you have a group of committed, organized high-school age students eager to learn about philanthropy, and an adult leader willing to oversee the program, the we would be willing to talk with you!  contact Todd Forman ( to discuss. 


How is Magnified Giving funded?

Funding for our programming comes from Roger Grein, a number of different Foundations, and over 300 individual investors who generously give of their treasure.  We are always looking for other like-minded individuals, organizations and companies that would like to help Magnifed Giving teach today's teens how to become philanthropists.  If you would like to learn more, visit the giving section of our website.