Story posted April 11, 2005
The Bowdoin College student Common Good Grant Committee has awarded seven Common Good Grants, totaling $12,700, to local non-profit organizations.
More than 35 applications were received and reviewed by the committee of 14 Bowdoin students, led by co-directors Libby Nells '05 and Hope Stockton '07 and advised by the staff of Bowdoin's Community Service Resource Center.
A restricted gift from an anonymous donor funds $10,000 of the Common Good Grant, a program created to teach Bowdoin students about grants and philanthropy while building a relationship with non-profit organizations in the greater-Brunswick community. The Common Good Grant program is now in its fourth year.
This year a second group of six students, led by co-directors Chris McCabe '05 and Brandon Bouchard '07, raised the additional $2,700 to expand the impact of the original grant while developing a program to provide students with the opportunity to learn the important steps of fundraising.
"We are delighted with the additional funding this year and grateful to those community members who not only met with our student fundraisers, but so generously responded to their case," said Susan Dorn, the director of the Community Service Resource Center. "There were an increased number of grant proposals requiring the maximum funding of $2,500 for project implementation. The extra funding allowed the student committee to support an additional program they otherwise would not have been able to."
Awards will be presented to representatives of these organizations at Bowdoin's Common Good Grant Awards Ceremony on April 21.