Jordan Schwartz ’15 to be Honored at National Philanthropy Day

Posted October 18th, 2012 at 11:45 am.

Jordan Schwartz ’15 is among the honorees for the 28th annual National Philanthropy Day. She will be honored for her work with the Children’s Bilingual Theater, which she founded in 2004.

Schwartz started the program by raising $3,000 in donations and performing her shows in schools. Since 2004, Schwartz has produced six shows and 15 literacy and storytelling events and has worked with over 200 volunteers, performing to over 6,000 audience members and numerous school audiences.  She produces, raises funds, recruits volunteers, coordinates shows, and leads literacy outreach events that bring together students with community volunteers. Currently, Schwartz is funding a tour of a play that she wrote that addresses bullying of medically fragile children and diversity in classrooms.

National Philanthropy Day, sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), is celebrated each year on Nov. 15. First held in 1986, it is a day to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world. Last year, more than 100 AFP chapters held National Philanthropy Day events and activities across North America.

Schwartz will be honored by the Greater Atlantic Chapter of the AFP at an event held on Oct. 25 at the Georgia Aquarium.

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