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NKU finds a new way to raise money for local nonprofits

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY (FOX19) -

Northern Kentucky University faculty, staff and students can show their school pride with a new NKU car magnet.

The magnets are shaped like an oval. They are four-by-six inches and display the Norse Viking helmet against a black and gold outline.

Each magnet will cost $5. The proceeds from the magnet will support the university's Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project. They will use the funds to make grants to give to local nonprofit organizations.

"Student philanthropy adds a learning dimension in the classroom, but there also is a direct benefit for the community," said Mark Neikirk, director of the NKU Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, where the program is housed. "It's a win-win for NKU and the community. The magnets are a way to engage the whole community, at a modest cost, in our student philanthropy classes."

The university has over 100 service learning classes each academic year. Over the history of NKU's Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project, classes have distributed $566,905 to 228 nonprofit programs. The money has come from donors and student fund raising efforts.

The magnets are part of a new initiative to raise money to match the money that students raise each year.

"We've been working this year to generate more student participation in the fundraising for these classes since that is part of the learning, and students have responded strongly," Neikirk said. "Last semester, students raised nearly $3,000, which, when matched, was enough to fund three classes."

Magnets can be purchased by mailing a check for $5.50, which includes shipping and handling, along with your name and address to the NKU Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, Founders Hall 536, Highland Heights, KY  41099.

Magnets are also available for purchase at the center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (859) 572-1448 or email the center at engage@nku.edu.

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