This has been an amazing year with MAPS! As today is the last day of MAPS, I’ve decided to write a year reflection and overview of this year.
Throughout the year, I have participated in many projects. In the beginning of the year, Evie and I teamed up on raising awareness about Malala Yousafzai. This was inspiring as we were able to follow her continuing journey for girl’s education. Then, I worked on the Instagram Sale. From this sale, I learned that some things I am not able to control! Storm Nemo sent many girls home, and we had to postpone the sale. Lastly, I worked on our annual silent auction “Faculty Favors.” Faculty Favors was a big success, and I am currently wrapping that up right now!
One of my most memorable experiences from this year was going to the Philanthropic Round Table hosted by Miss Hall’s at NYU. The women were truly dedicated to their work and I could not have imagined a better panel. I really enjoyed the topic of the event, “How to Amplify your Giving.”
When Evie, Meagan, and I started in September, we were eager to be a part of what MAPS does. Not only have we become integral parts of MAPS, we’ve loved every moment of it. This year, I have learned what it means to be a philanthropist. Not only have I learned about philanthropy, I’ve learned about myself. I was able to discover my strengths, weaknesses, and my leadership style.
“Values are caught, not taught.”