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The Alumni Giving Circle is back!

The Challah for Hunger Alumni Giving Circle is a group of alumni who will collectively give 1-3 grants to non-profits fighting hunger in local communities. The Alumni Giving Circle will accept nominations from Challah for Hunger alumni, selecting 3-5 semifinalists to research and finally selecting 1-3 grant recipients.

Click here to learn more and nominate a local non-profit in your community! 

Click here to read Giving Circle co-leader Kate Belza’s reflection on the first year of the giving circle experience. 

Alumni Spotlight: Kate Belza

Kate Belza is an alumna of CFH and one of the co-founders of the UVA chapter. She currently works as as Program Associate at the Schusterman Family Foundation, in the Atlanta office. Kate recently co-led a Challah for Hunger alumni giving circle (her second year in a row!) and shares her experience as well as her thoughts on giving.

“Through leading the circle, I went from a consumer to a creator of the experience. I created a space for enlivening conversation, I led others to explore their own values when it comes to philanthropy and I crafted an experience that left Challah for Hunger alumni excited to do it again next year.”

Click here to read Kate’s full interview on the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Blog. 

Alumni Spotlight Feature: Liz Smulian

Congratulations to our new Board Chair, Liz Smulian! Liz is an alumna from CfH at Emory University with a degree in Public Health. She is extremely passionate about challah, health and how the two of them together have helped shape her identity:

“I can say without pause that Challah for Hunger shaped who I am today and helped springboard me into my current career in public health. I gravitated towards public health midway through college to pursue what I loved about being an activist at the challah sales table.”

Click here to read Liz’s full interview on the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Blog.

Alumni: Nominate a non-profit to receive a grant

Did you know that 1 in 6 people in America face hunger?

In an effort to decrease the number of hungry Americans, the Challah for Hunger Alumni Giving Circle, a group of CfH alumni, are teaming up to give 2-3 grants of up to $5,000 to local non-profits fighting hunger.

The Alumni Giving Circle will accept nominations from Challah for Hunger alumni, selecting 3-5 semifinalists to research and finally selecting the 2-3 grant recipients. If you’re involved with or know of a local non-profit that is fighting hunger, now is your chance to support their work.

To nominate, you must be a CfH alum. The organization must be a registered 501(c)3 with a focus on hunger. You may nominate up to 3 organizations, each with separate forms. The process will close on July 31st at midnight PST.

Click here to nominate a non-profit today! 

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