The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

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Generous U

Generous U

After careful consideration, The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy has decided to discontinue the Generous U competition. We are still committed to advancing youth philanthropy and civic engagement through Sillerman's Youth Philanthropy Project. The goal of Generous U was to support and celebrate youth generosity and social concern by promoting campus-based philanthropy and showcasing the ways young people make a difference through giving. This page offers a description of Generous U and highlights the work of college and university students engaged in philanthropy. We feel honored to help support the students engaged in this work and are confident that these high-quality programs will continue to thrive.

About Generous U

Generous U was a national contest to increase awareness and involvement of students on college campuses about the importance and impact of philanthropy and philanthropic values. To this end, student groups competed for the $10,000 Sillerman Prize and the Generous U title. A committee at the Sillerman Center judged videos and proposals that undergraduate and graduate students submitted through their eligible colleges or universities.


Last year's winning teams: The 2017 winner was Eagle Endowment for Public and Community Service from American University. They received the $10,000 Sillerman Prize. One second place winner was also chosen - Student Philanthropy Council from University of Rhode Island who will receive $2,500. We also chose 2 third place winners, GlobeMed from UCLA and Tisch Council for Philanthropic Leadership from Tufts University who each received $1,250. To view the winning team's applications and videos please visit our 2017 Generous U page. You can also view all past Generous U winners by clicking on the year of interest on the lefthand side of this page.


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