Eighteen Sussex County high school seniors and juniors will experience the joys and challenges of being philanthropists this year through the Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB).
Like its counterparts in New Castle and Kent County, the Sussex County YPB includes students from public, private and parochial schools. The DCF gives the Sussex County students $10,000 to award to local charities. The students work together to choose a focus area, solicit and review grant applications, conduct site visits, and decide how to distribute the money to have the greatest impact.
Grant applications will be available at delcf.org/grants in November and due in January.
“The DCF sponsors the Youth Philanthropy Boards every year to engage Delaware’s future philanthropists and nonprofit leaders,” said Bill Allan, DCF Senior Vice President for Southern Delaware. “The students see the needs in their communities and work hard to find ways to prioritize and address those needs. It makes a tremendous impact on the students.”
2015-16 Sussex County YPB
Olivia Anderson Junior Delmarva Christian High School
Grace Brokaw Senior Cape Henlopen High School
Ricky Brokaw Senior Cape Henlopen High School
Amy Green Junior Woodbridge High School
Zakary Keeler Senior Sussex Central High School
Jacob Lee Senior Seaford High School
Mariayna Lovelace Junior Indian River High School
Eben Marneweck Senior Delmarva Christian High School
Chase Marvil Senior Woodbridge High School
Lauren McCoy Senior Indian River High School
Nathanael Riddle Junior Sussex Academy
Brittany Ritter Junior Sussex Tech High School
Alex Rosenthal Senior Delmar High School
Hailee Smith Senior Sussex Central High School
Sarah Spicer Junior Cape Henlopen High School
Kelly Velasquez-Perez Junior Seaford High School
Timothy Ward Senior Delmar High School
Emily Whaley Senior Sussex Tech High School