Grab The Torch The LEAP initiative Leadership Ethics And Philanthropy
Our Mission T o teach future leaders the importance of giving back for the greater global good. Experiencing the legacy of Paul Newman
Summer Camp: An organic experience that creates lifelong memories and friendships, strengthens values and builds community. Leadership, ethics and philanthropy camps are currently held in three locations during the summer. Each camp is a six day, five night full emersion program. Students are exposed to an extraordinary range of speeches and panels, where they experience personal accounts from leaders and entrepreneurs from the non-profit, philanthropic and socially responsible business community. We combine the magical experience of summer camp with the endless opportunities to give back.
Voices from Camp Kayla, CT, ’10, ‘11 Alicia, CO ‘10, ‘11, VT’11 “ Grab the Torch Camp changed my outlook on life. It made me more adventurous in striving for opportunities that just seemed right. Camp provided the fuel for the fire of passion. I know the possibility of completing a task and goal is greater than ever before.” “ Wow, that’s all I can say. Wow, how can one week be so incredibly insightful and be equivalent to some of the most important things I’ve learned throughout my entire life? I can feel the experience in every buzzing cell in my body.” A parent “Plain and simple. My son came home a different boy. We’re forever grateful” Ken Berger of Charity Navigator greets campers
Grab The Torch Team Dave Aldrich, CEO Grab The Torch Nan Peterson, Blake School, Shinnyo-en Foundation Emily Woods, Vanderbilt Ingram Scholar GTT’s 30/30 Luana Nissan, Glenn Institute Service Learning Matt Nink, Global Youth Leadership Institute* Paul Miller, NAIS 20/20 Global Leadership Kate Faricy, Fountain Valley School Christina McGrath, COPPeR, GTT’s 30/30 *new partnership for ‘12
A typical day at camp Breakfast History of Giving Foundations 101 1. History 2. Funding Focus 3. Grant Submission 4. Review 5. Site Visits 6. Grant Approval 7. Benchmarks Lunch Frisbee Paul Newman’s legacy 1. Career 2. Entrée to Philanthropy 3. Newman’s Own 4. Hole in The Wall Gang Camp 5. Newman’s Foundation 6. Sustainability Cause Related Marketing Social Responsibility Dinner Movie: Field of Dreams Campfire Discussion
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 7:00 Wake UpWake Up/Pack for MTWake Up 7:30 Breakfast 8:00 8:30 9:00 Morning objective Morning objective Leave for El Pomar Morning objective 9:30 Alexis Boian Global Youth Leadership Institute Nan PetersonEl Pomar, COPPeR, ASF Next Generation of Women 10:00 10:30 Service Call to Action Lunch 11:00 Check In/RoomsStudent discussion/Lunch 11:30 12:00 Depart for Mt Lunch 12:30 Lunch 1:00 GTT and FVS Introduction Break Points of Light Our Public PurposeGrant ReviewsKen Berger 1:30 John Griswold Board Source Common Fund 2:00 Trip to St. Elmo Site Visit Non-ProfitClosing Ceremony 2:30 3:00Break/Snack Round Up River Emily Woods 3:30 History of GTT 4:00 NAIS 20/20 Back to Campus free time Leave 4:30 Mountain to Mountain 5:00Student passions Hike 5:30 NYLC 6:00Dave and Emily Dinner 6:30BBQ Dinner 7:00 7:30 Introduction Newman 8:00 Movie: Field of DreamsChristiane Letiinger EthicsMovie: Accelerating America 8:30 Movie: Paul Newman Campfire 9:00 9:30 10:00 Lights Out 10:30Lights Out 11:00
Speakers and Panelists* Alexis Boian, Penny Harvest and Young Philanthropists Alan Hassenfeld, Hasbro and CECP Paul Schervish, Boston College Wealth & Philanthropy Allison Knapp, Founder Paul Newman’s Round Up River Ranch, CO James Canton, Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, CT Ken Berger, Charity Navigator Heather Carroll, Association of Small Foundations Christina McGrath, COPPeR John Griswold, The Common Fund Institute Lois McClure, Vermont Philanthropist Thayer Tutt, El Pomar Vince Chirico, Google Denver Charley Simansky, American Red Cross Nan Peterson, 6 Billion Paths to Peace Neill Steinberg, RI Foundation Katie Doyle Myers, Philanthropiece Stuart-Comstock Gay, The Vermont Community Foundation Jessica Griffith, Board Source * Past and Future John Griswold of The Common Fund Institute