The Prestige Estates Endorses The Philanthropy Club Foundation at Rancho Santa Fe Back-to-School Social...
Local businessmen Steve Knight and Dave Baker are “Changing the Age of Philanthropy.” To introduce the rewards ofgiving to the youth of the community, the co-owners of The Prestige Estates created The Philanthropy Club Foundation.“We wanted to teach kids the importance of philanthropy, and to do so, we break down and explain the valueof selflessly giving one’s time, talent, and treasure,” says Steve. Dave adds that it was important to them that thechildren “learn what philanthropy is in the classroom and then take it home to their families to spread the lesson ofgiving.”
After Steve and Dave introduce the concept in the classroom, they give the students a homework assignment; they mustgo home and discuss philanthropy with their parents or guardians. Additionally, the students are given a short list ofcharities and, from this list, they decide how much each will receive and why. They discuss their decisions back in classwith their peers, and the funds are then allocated among the selected charities.
The Philanthropy Club’s classroom–to–dinner table approach has been well received by Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary,Solana Highlands Elementary, and Solana Vista Elementary, and will also be part of the Rancho Santa Fe School Districtbeginning fall semester of 2011.
(PHOTO: Solana Vista School presents The Philanthropy Club check to Rady to Children's Hospital.)
The Philanthropy Club Foundation provides the funding for each school project and, to date, the following charitableorganizations have been recipients: Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation, Community Resource Center, Helen WoodwardAnimal Center, La Jolla Playhouse, North Coast Repertory Theater, Rady Children’s Hospital, Rancho Coastal HumaneSociety, San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, Solana Center for the Environment, Special Olympics North San Diego, Surfrider Foundation, and United Through Reading.
To support the great work The Philanthropy Club is doing and to attract new donors, The Prestige Estates is hosting a Back to School–themed event in Rancho Santa Fe on August 25th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
IN A NUTSHELL:
The foundation's primary goal is to teach youth the meaning and rewards of giving without expectations. Whether it be time, talent or treasure, everyone has something they can give.
The Philanthropy Club Foundation was established in 2009, and has presented to multiple classes and donated considerable funds on their behalf to numerous nonprofit organizations.
|I|Goals & Objectives
- Educate today's youth about philanthropy and how to become a philanthropist
- Clearly differentiate between giving with expectations and giving with no expectations
- Demonstrate that philathropy includes giving of your time or your talent or your treasure
Here's How You Can Help
1. Donate Money: 100% of your donations go directly to the students' classrooms for them to donate out to qualified nonprofit organizations.
2. When referrals are made to The Prestige Estates, the company will contribute 10% of the net commissions to The Philanthropy Club Foundation.
3. We are looking for individuals to take the program into their schools of choice and personally present to the students. The presentation materials are easily adapted to your own philanthropic stories to share with the students.
Please feel free to bring a guest and make sure to RSVP by August 19, 2011, to Yvette at Admin@thephilanthropyclub.org or call 760-419-6270. Location is The Prestige Estates offices at 6030 El Tordo, Suite #B, in Rancho Santa Fe.