The Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies "Volunteers in Philanthropy" (VIP) program strives to encourage, support, and enhance volunteerism through the use of leadership education, and comunnity service. Through this effort, VIP program participants will develop their leadership skills and enhance their knowledge about philanthropy while making a positive impact throughout Auburn's campus and in our local, regional, and international communities. The Volunteers in Philanthropy program seeks to educate participants in the practice of volunteering, spirit of philanthropy and operation of nonprofit organizations. In so doing, participants will learn ways in which they can most effectively give of their time, talent, treasure, and trust to pre-approved nonprofit organizations in our community and throughout Auburn University's system.
The Student Philanthropy Board is a student leadership and mentoring initiative supported by the Women’s Philanthropy Board. As part of its mission, WPB is committed to inspiring, educating and enabling future generations of philanthropists. This organization is designed to support students who are seeking the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies minor and who aspire to work in a nonprofit field.
The SPB will provide avenues for students to explore philanthropic engagement, nonprofit leadership, financial sustainability, community involvement and professional development in order to develop knowledge and skills for future service as nonprofit professionals or philanthropists.
The mission of the SPB is to assist students to develop their full leadership potential; achieve independence as financial decision makers and donors; participate in the philanthropic cycle; discover the roles of nonprofits and their impact in communities; and network with nonprofit and philanthropic leaders.