BU students learn, issue philanthropy

By Dave Sherry

May 7, 2013 Updated May 8, 2013 at 9:30 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Some Binghamton University students spent what they learned recently, providing thousands of dollars to local organizations.

More than $13,000 dollars was allocated to community organizations through Binghamton University's Philanthropy Incubator.

The program consists of one undergraduate and two graduate courses that teach students about community needs and nonprofit organizations.

Those students then reach out to the community to see where money is needed the most will be used most efficiently.

"In the beginning of the semester, a lot of us were worried that we wouldn't be able to decide which organization would get which amount," said BU student Emmanuelle Murit. "But after going through this class and the entire process, I realized that every little bit does count and does help organizations reach their goal."

The undergraduates distributed funds donated by the Learning By Giving Foundation, while the graduate classes raised and donated money themselves.