Young Philanthropists Donate $45,000 to AJWS for Victims of Darfur Genocide

 

Young Philanthropists Donate $45,000 to AJWS for Victims of Darfur Genocide

September 26, 2007

The Society of Young Philanthropists (SYP), a non-profit, public benefit organization, donated $45,000 in proceeds from its second annual gala to American Jewish World Service’s relief work in Darfur.

The grant will fund the construction of a water distribution system for a health clinic treating displaced Darfurian refugees and their Chadian hosts. The additional funds raised will be donated to further Darfur-related efforts.

“We chose to give to AJWS based on the fact that it breathes life into our imperative to pursue justice and act upon a deeply felt obligation to improve the chances for survival, economic independence and human dignity for all people,” says Sharon Neman, Vice President of Community Relations for SYP. “We are striving to raise awareness among our generation, through education and social activism initiatives. The culmination of our efforts was the gala event, where all these aspects came together and shed light on this very important issue.”

600 guests attended the gala, which was held on May 13, 2006 at Vibiana Place in downtown Los Angeles.

The Society of Young Philanthropists is a platform designed to raise awareness and promote charitable causes among young professionals through social events. For more on SYP, visit the SYP Web site.