EUGENE, Ore. –A local nonprofit received a generous donation thanks to a University of Oregon freshman. It’s part of UO’s “American Philanthropy” class and a partnership with Wells Fargo Bank.
Students in the class are each asked to research Lane County organizations and select one who they believe should receive a $5,000 grant through the bank.
One student recommended the money go to KindTree, a nonprofit that provides summer camp and other programs for people with autism.
“Then I added some criteria to it that I wanted it to be small, I wanted it to be personable, and really that we could make a difference with the $5,000,” said UO freshman Preston Crumbly.
Crumbly’s idea was chosen. KindTree plans to use the money to purchase things like art materials, safety equipment and food.