UO Class Donates to Philanthropy

EUGENE, Ore. — The freshmen in one class at the University of Oregon spent this term learning about local philanthropic organizations and the donation process.

Each group in the class investigated different charities, presented them to the class and, together, picked a winner.

This term they chose Kind Tree and donated a $5,000 grant courtesy of Wells Fargo.

“We wanted to give the money to somebody who could really take the $5,000, and seriously make a difference within their community. Whereas a lot of the other organizations, $5,000 really didn’t mean that much to them because they were a lot bigger,” said student Jane Lyon.

This was the eleventh year Wells Fargo provided the grant for the program.

Kind Tree plans to use the money to launch a new program for adults with autism.

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