A Legacy of Giving provides a framework for teaching philanthropy

We partner with educators and provide programming to teach students how they can improve their communities through philanthropy. We believe in a 5-step process which students can use whether they aim to reduce poverty, examine water and environment issues or improve education.

  1. Learn
  2. Internalize
  3. Advocate
  4. Act
  5. Reflect

We provide educators with a service-based learning curriculum that provides real-life application to social and emotional learning competencies, institutes project-based learning and gives students leadership opportunities. Students from the 45 public and independent schools that we partner with participate in the curriculum and Community Impact Projects throughout the year.


An intensive week combining education on social concerns, hands-on volunteering and opportunities to hear the personal stories of nonprofit leaders and clients at organizations. Available for middle and high school students.


Select middle and high school students from Legacy schools and Camp Legacy act as leaders, cultivating philanthropy on their respective campuses. This cohort is provided with leadership training, exposed to respected community and philanthropic leaders and assist their teachers with spearheading their schools’s Community Impact Projects. We launched this program in 2017 in order to further engage Legacy students.