Culture of Philanthropy at Prescott College
A Community of Philanthropy
Someone once told me that you can either make a big ripple in a small pond, or a small ripple in a large pond, but, regardless of what you chose, you would be able to see a difference. -Prescott College Student
The Prescott College's definition of "a culture of philanthropy" refers to our community as synergistically motivated by a giving response and investment into our mission and worthiness within the world.
The word “philanthropy” comes from the Greek words philos meaning loving, and anthropus meaning human kind, combining to convey “love of humanity”. The word culture means simply a collection of an organization’s core values, beliefs and behavior norms. So, a culture of philanthropy promotes the love of mankind…caring for others.
Our philanthropic culture says to the rest of the world we educate and act accordingly to exist and fulfill significant need for our causes. The best example of this culture is our students, faculty, alumni, staff and community partners who give both internally and externally to worthy charitable entities.
Therefore it is important to remember our mission statement as part of our culture of philanthropy.
It is the mission of Prescott College to educate students of diverse ages and backgrounds to understand, thrive in, and enhance our world community and environment. We regard learning as a continuing process and strive to provide an education that will enable students to live productive lives while achieving a balance between self-fulfillment and service to others. Students are encouraged to think critically and act ethically with sensitivity to both the human community and the biosphere. Our philosophy stresses experiential learning and self-direction within an interdisciplinary curriculum.
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