Holmes Speaks at Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy Ceremony
Over the 42 years R.W. Holmes has been in business, it has always been part of our company culture to give back to the communities we serve. It is great to see that members at all levels of our company have the same belief in corporate giving and have continued to give outside company expectations. This has even been exemplified by our newest team member, Elizabeth Holmes – Director of Corporate Services.
Elizabeth was asked to give the alumni graduation speech for the Foundation for Metrowest’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program. YIP is an experiential leadership development program designed to empower and educate local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists–those who give their time, talent and treasure for the common good. The inaugural program ran in 1997, and over the past 20 years YIP has grown to become the largest and oldest youth philanthropy education program in the country. The students are provided grant money and must collectively decide which grant applicants should receive the donation. As an alumni of the program, Elizabeth has learned that giving locally has a great impact and has enjoyed watching the YIP program grow exponentially over the 10 years since her graduation.
For more information on the Foundation for Metrowest and their Youth in Philanthropy program, please check out their websites:
Below is a complete story of the event by Framingham Patch:
Local Students Graduate from Youth in Philanthropy Program
(Fifty-four students grant $30,000 to area nonprofits in ceremony)