• Tia Tuenge's Art for a Better World Show

    Artists Tia Tuenge and Kendra Elstad hosted a wonderful benefit art show for Givology in December. They raised $1,108 from all the artwork sold. Pictures and photos can be found at Tia's blog: The Inspired Life Thank you to Tia, Kendra, and all the wonderful students who contributed their creativity and generosity to this fundraiser.
  • Artist Tia Tuenge Will Host Gallery Show to Benefit Givology

    This coming weekend, Artist Tia Tuenge will be hosting a Gallery Show to benefit Givology and the work that we do. We’re always inspired by the creativity and generosity of Givology community members, and wanted to share Tia’s story with you all. How did you first hear about Givology? · “I heard about Givology in the book Half of the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Givology was one of the recommended charities that was really effective on the ground.” What moved you about Half the Sky? · “I have always been really interested in women’s issues. I have a daughter myself and being a woman, I really think that women are an underused asset on the planet. If more women were empowered, we would have a much more peaceful planet. I felt really moved by the tragic stories but also by the optimism of the heroines. And the courage of the women, they’re so amazing.” What inspired the Gallery Show idea? · “I am an artist myself, and it’s really important to me to give back. It’s also i...
  • Focus on Education: Dr. Carol Fixman, Philadelphia Education Fund

    Carol S. Fixman, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Education Fund. Under her direction, the Ed Fund is actively engaged in issues of school reform, teacher quality, college access, and community engagement in support of public education. Prior to her appointment at the Ed Fund, Dr. Fixman was Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Philadelphia University, where she provided leadership for more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in business, design, architecture, engineering, science, and health. She has held positions directing international programs at Temple University and at the AACSB, the main professional and accrediting association for collegiate schools of business. She has also served as Director of the Philadelphia Education Fund's College Access Program and the Philadelphia Scholars, a citywide initiative to improve access to and success in postsecondary education for Philadelphia public school students. Dr. Fixman ho...
  • Focus on Literacy: Poorvi Kunzru

    Day 2: Poorvi Kunzru, Kitab Korner Educational Foundation Poorvi Kunzru is the Founder and President of Kitab Korner Educational Foundation. The Kitab Korner Educational Foundation (KKEF) creates simple, sustainable library centers in the heart of underprivileged Indian communities, including slums, rural villages and government schools. Each library center is known as a Kitab Korner. Poorvi is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania double majoring in Economics and Philosophy and minoring in French. Originally from India, Poorvi has grown up in 8 different cities, traveled to over 35 countries and visited over 30 states in America. She is also the Secretary-General of the University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference, the second largest college-level Conference in the world. She loves to travel, play golf, and embark on adventures with her family and friends.
  • From Philadelphia to Madrid: The Givology Ford Focus Story

    A couple of months ago, the Givology team received an email from Joyce, Givology’s CEO, that our organization had been selected as a finalist for the Ford Focus Global Test Drive. As a Ford Focus finalist, Givology received a $10,000 donation from Ford as well as two all-expense paid trips to Madrid, Spain to test drive the 2012 Ford Focus. Being selected as a finalist has been an incredible opportunity for Givology to expand our NGO partner network as well as to further our mission of supporting students and grassroots education initiatives worldwide. This opportunity would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of this year’s Givology Management 100 team. Each fall, a group of 10 students from the University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School Management 100 class works with Givology on a semester-long project that builds awareness for Givology’s mission and has several key deliverables determined by the team. The class is meant to teach students about leadersh...