Philanthropy Panel

A message from Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona

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Last week, our students in the Honors and REACH programs heard from local philanthropic leaders, including Meredith Bekemeyer from Ronald McDonald House Charities; Pete Edwards, district governor for Rotary; Gloria Niec, executive director of the Celebration Foundation; and Ruth Bowling from Florida Hospital SHARES International.

Our Honors and REACH students are reading “Start Something that Matters,” (Spiegel & Grau, 2012), a book about inspiring others and making a positive impact to start something that matters. This panel discussion allowed students to interact with local leaders and learn how they can make a significant difference in our local community with their service efforts.

Our students are making big plans to work with Meals of Hope, including raising $5,500 to package 25,000 meals for local families in need.

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