Greg Sizemore, an adjunct professor at UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science, recognized a problem with one of his courses. Though he teaches Leadership Development, this course is only able to teach theory and principle. "Leadership has to be modeled," explains Sizemore, "it can never just be taught."
A couple years ago, Sizemore set off to find a way to better teach the course, especially to convey a key theme to the course, that leaders have to be givers. Sizemore challenged his students on how to demonstrate this principle, which led to the creation of a scholarship fund. Sizemore provided a matching grant for the scholarship, encourage students to donate, which generated $12,000 in funding. Since then, Sizemore's scholarship fund has been endowed, and continues to grow; drawing more donations with each new Leadership Development class, providing direct philanthropy experience for students.
Are you active with promoting a sense of "giving back" with future generations?