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Student Philanthropy Council


The purpose of the Greensboro Day School Philanthropy Council is to educate, engage, and excite GDS students about the positive impact they can have on the world beyond our school campus. In addition, grants are intended to promote the integration of meaningful community service with new learning in order to foster in students civic responsibility and strengthen their connection with other communities. (Source: National Youth Leadership Council)


The Parents’ Association will provide funds for Philanthropy Council through its allocations process and will be based on the profits realized from the Bengal Dash.

Who is on the Council? 

The Council, advised by Upper School faculty member Peter Williams, includes the Student Council treasurers for each grade—Cynthia Cote ’18, John Ball ’17, Kaila Gaskin’16, Jonas Procton ’15; from our Middle School, Assistant Director Mary Vance and Karlton Gaskin ’19; along with Lower School representatives, Susan Kunar, Kublai Khan ’23 and Maggie Dator ’23. Upper School executive treasurer, Jack Cote,’16, chairs the Council.

2014-15 Timeline

The Council will meet to review grant proposals on the following dates:

  • November 11, 2014
  • February 10, 2015
  • April 14, 2015

Proposals for the first round of funding are due on or before November 7.



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