Our goal is to ignite students' interest and participation in philanthropy.


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June 22-25, 2023 in Dallas, Texas


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Diary of a Budding Philanthropist

Emory Ambassador, Ian Wang, reflects on last year's Ambassadors Conference




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Grant Map

Click below to view all grants awarded by students in Philanthropy Lab courses since 2010.

Giving Goals

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates have called for the most affluent people in the world to demonstrate philanthropic leadership by committing to give away a large amount of their wealth to charitable causes. Many of these high net worth individuals and couples make their pledges public in order to inspire others’ personal giving commitments. As college students who have not yet embarked upon a career, now is the time to thoughtfully consider your own philanthropic ideals in a Giving Goal.

Grant Evaluations

Through the evaluation of past grants, we hope students further challenge their assumptions about giving, thoughtfully reflect on their grant-making decisions and initial goals for providing the grants, and contribute to future students’ learning.

What People Are Saying

This class ignited my passion for philanthropy! The experiences I had and knowledge I gained planted a desire in me to contribute to my community in a meaningful way and do something good for the world with my life.

Shannah BuergnerAbilene Christian University

You really come out of the experience understanding more about how philanthropy works, how other issue areas are targeted, how best to spend money and resources that are finite.

Hannah JianEmory University

This class taught me that there are so many tools at our disposal to understand which organizations and theories of change are most effective in addressing our world's biggest problems, and that if I take the time to utilize these tools before making donations, then my money and support will make a much larger impact.

Karina RoveyVanderbilt University

This course has straightened my drive to support new initiatives that are formed by people who have persevered in-spite of their circumstances to start an organization to help people with similar issues.

Isaac ScottColumbia University

I always thought that nonprofit space was a space I would have to wait a few years to get into, especially after graduating university but now I really feel empowered to start doing the work NOW.

Bella GomezWashington University- St. Louis