GO: Give Back
Developing central Indiana's future leaders and philanthropists through education of youth
GO combines philanthropy education with charitable giving, teaching youth to make thoughtful and meaningful contributions to the community.
GO Ahead & Play: Sixth through twelfth grade GO students are leading a public art project bringing pop-up pianos transformed by artists to central Indiana in August 2013. Join the excitement!
About GO: Give Back
To participate in GO, an adult creates a donor advised fund within Women's Fund, with a minimum gift of $1,000. The fund is created in the name of a child who is from birth to age 18. When the child is in first through twelfth grade they participate in gender specific programming to learn about caring and sharing in an age-appropriate way.
When the fund has at least $10,000 the child may begin making gifts to women and girl serving organizations in the community. The GO Fund is permanent and will be the child's charitable giving fund for their lifetime.
The GO philanthropy education curriculum focuses on five core content areas: self, community, money management, meaningful service and philanthropic inspiration. Participants learn about the needs of women and girls in our community and how they can make a difference.
Educational opportunities include:
- Packets with philanthropy education activities for whole family to engage in together twice each year. Materials are sent to the fund holder's home.
- Sessions held twice during each school year. Educational sessions are age-appropriate and divided by gender.
- In 2012-2013 sixth through twelfth grade participants are engaging directly in philanthropy as they lead the planning and implementation of GO Ahead & Play, which will bring interactive art, through pop-up pianos, to central Indiana in August 2013. Learn more here.
- An invitation to Family Philanthropy Day, a special family education session offered periodically to include members of their family. The event features age-specific activities and a special speaker. Past speakers include Joan Salwen, whose husband and daughter wrote The Power of Half, and Carol Weisman, author of Raising Charitable Children.
View highlights from 2010 Family Philanthropy Day, sponsored by The Glick Fund of CICF, below or by clicking here.
"What can you give?"... "How can you use your voice?"
5th through 8th grade participants at 2010 Family Philanthropy Day tackled tough questions about how they and their peers can make a difference. Youth participants wrote, produced and starred in an inspiring video, found below or by clicking here.
Are you interested in learning more? Contact Jennifer Pope Baker by clicking here or calling 317.634.2423.
"I've had a GO Fund since I was 2. When I turned 6, I started going to GO education sessions. A couple times a year, we all get together. I love these sessions because it's the one place where I can be with other girls who care about giving."