A Legacy of Giving Speaks at United Nations Conference
Executive Director Shares the Power of Leveraging School Curriculum
to Teach Philanthropy
Austin, Texas – Jan. 31, 2012 – A Legacy of Giving, a local nonprofit teaching children grades 1-12 the value of philanthropy, has been invited to participate as a keynote panelist at the United Nations Headquarters on February 3 for the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) Annual Conference. Linda Brucker, the executive director of A Legacy of Giving, will be representing the organization on the keynote panel: “Taking the Global Pulse of Education: Current and Emerging Agents of Change.”
The 2012 CTAUN Conference: “Education IS a Human Right,” is committed to realizing the human right to a free and compulsory elementary education, and will investigate the many causes of disparity between the goals and actualities of this human right for children around the globe throughout the conference.
As a session panelist, Linda Brucker will discuss the various methods, mediums and importance of incorporating philanthropy education into school curricula.
“Access to education and philanthropic programs are not available globally,” said Brucker. “We believe philanthropic education has the power to teach all children, no matter their social status, that they can be a change agent for good in this world.”
Recognized for its philanthropic achievements, A Legacy of Giving teaches children the value of philanthropy as an integrated part of their school curriculum. With a vision to ‘Grow a Generation of Givers’, its mission is to empower children to become more engaged in improving their communities and world.
During the 2011-2012 school year, the Legacy program is partnering with 33 Central Texas schools across the economic spectrum, reaching 18,457 students from pre-K to 12th grade. As a part of their first semester service project, the students recently raised more than 45,000 pounds of food and 3,192 coats for Central Texas charities, returning an economic value of over $188,000 back to the community.
About A Legacy of Giving:
Founded in 2007 under the umbrella of Austin Community Foundation, A Legacy of Giving advances its mission to empower children through philanthropy education to become more engaged in improving their communities and world. A Legacy of Giving believes if children learn to be compassionate at the earliest ages, they will continue to be engaged in their communities and offer their gifts of time, treasure, and talent as adults. A Legacy of Giving empowers students to take action in their communities by
offering them well-planned, hands-on, real-life projects. The vision of A Legacy of Giving is to grow a generation of givers. www.alegacyofgiving.org