Briefly: Yale agencies pay for students to experience philanthropy

The Yale Undergraduate Career Services and the Yale Club of New Haven sent seven Yale students interested in philanthropy to an event in Trumbull, Conn., over the weekend. The Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Planned Giving Group of Connecticut hosted Philanthropy Day 2008 on Thursday, an event at which attendees — who paid nearly $200 per ticket — were able to choose from 26 different seminars available throughout the day on jobs in philanthropy. The New Haven Yale Club and UCS subsidized the admission costs for the students. “It was really rewarding to see undergrads who were interested in careers in philanthropy,” said Surovov, a member of the Yale Club board of directors. “We hope to do this again.”

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