Senior Class Project Supports a Culture of Philanthropy

This year’s Senior Philanthropy Project inspired the Class of 2020 to research local charitable organizations using The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever and other resources, volunteer at those organizations, debate and influence each other within their advisories, and ultimately gift a total of $11,100 (generously funded by Once Upon A Time Foundation) to their top picks – HOPE Farm ($5,500), Don’t Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank ($3,400), Saving Hope ($1,100), and A Wish With Wings ($1,100).

A decade ago, Mr. Geoffrey Raynor, father of Jenny Raynor ’26, and his private Fort Worth investment firm, Q Investments, approached All Saints’ with the idea of funding a student philanthropy project. They wanted to help us in our mission of creating a “Culture of Philanthropy” among our students and to provide our graduating seniors with a final reminder of the importance of giving back to one’s community. Since 2010, Raynor’s Foundation, Once Upon A Time, has donated $100 each to approximately 900 seniors, whose task it was to research local charities and determine where that money should go. That represents $90,000 that our seniors have put back into the community.

Seniors presented their gifts to the four nonprofits during a special Philanthropy Eucharist service on Wednesday morning. That afternoon, the Kindergarten class donated gifts for 60 forgotten Salvation Army angels worth a total of $3,000. From the biggest to the smallest, All Saints’ is proud to have a culture of philanthropy among our students.   
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