Left to right: Board Chair Karen Brill, Frank Barbieri, Vice Chair Barbara McQuinn, Alexandria Ayala, CEO of Philanthropy Tank, Amy Brand, Olympic Heights student Erica Frishberg, founder of PT program Hearing for a Change, Philanthropy Tank Cofounder Michael Kohner, Edwin Ferguson, EricaWhitfield, Marcia Andrews, and Superintendent Michael Burke. [Photo by Philanthropy Tank]
Philanthropy Tank, a nonprofit organization committed to empowering young changemakers, has a new partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County. Approved by the School Board on Nov. 15, the agreement paves the way for establishing PT clubs in high schools across the county.
"Our collaboration with the School Board of Palm Beach County marks a significant milestone for Philanthropy Tank,” says PT CEO Amy Brand. “This partnership is a testament to our commitment to reaching more students and developing future leaders.”
Philanthropy Tank promotes the next generation of changemakers by challenging and equipping students to solve community problems. Philanthropists fund student initiatives and provide one-to-one mentoring to help students launch their programs.
“If any of you have not had the opportunity to go when they are judging, it’s a fabulous experience,” School Board Chairwoman Karen Brill said about the PT Finals. “I had the opportunity to go, and I plan to do it again, so I invite everybody to go and see these amazing projects.”
Starting in January, Philanthropy Tank will meet with eighth- to 12th-graders.
Since its inception in 2015, Philanthropy Tank has supported over 1,000 students who have launched service-driven programs addressing community needs. For more information about Philanthropy Tank, visit philanthropytank.org.