WCPO: UC CECH student honored for philanthropy

A University of Cincinnati student is being honored for her philanthropy and passion for giving, reports WCPO. Camryn Morrow, a third-year student majoring in human development and community engagement in UC’s College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will be honored as Youth of the Year during the National Philanthropy Day celebration on Nov. 5 hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Cincinnati.

Morrow, 20, volunteers as an ambassador for Magnified Giving, a nonprofit that teaches youth about philanthropy, and serves as a teaching fellow with Breakthrough Cincinnati, a nonprofit that helps prepare students for college. She also started her own organization, a book club for women of color at UC called Sister Outsiders in honor of writer and civil rights activist Audre Lorde. About 20 young women regularly participate in the club.

“It’s inspiring to know people like Camryn, young people, are so committed to helping others and making a difference,” said Elise Hyder, chair of the National Philanthropy Day event and senior development director for Beech Acres Parenting Center. “We’re really excited about recognizing her and her amazing work in the community.”

Morrow said she’s grateful for the honor and hopes to inspire other young people.

“I really hope that I show others that, you know, we are all capable of making a difference in this world, no matter how big or small,” she said. “Philanthropy is a lot more than just money. It’s about offering one’s time, one’s talent and all of us having something to offer to make someone’s life just a little bit better.”

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Featured image at top: Camryn Morrow, second from right in front row, with her Sister Outsiders group. Provided