Student Advisory Council (MGSAC) – Information and Application

Magnified Giving's Mission Statement

Magnified Giving’s mission is to educate, inspire and engage students in philanthropy, to touch the hearts and minds of teens, lighten the concerns of others and magnify the impact of philanthropy.

Purpose of MGSAC

The MGSAC Student Advisory Council provides a forum for communication and recommendation between MG students and the Board of Directors concerning issues that are important to students participating in Magnified Giving youth philanthropy education. Students will share their voice on a variety of topics while working to strengthen the youth philanthropy culture for students in our community; utilizing their time, talent and treasure.

Program Snapshot

  • The Council will consist of a diverse group of a maximum of 12 students, representing various schools in the MG program.
  • Students will apply through an open application process. They will be selected based on their vision and passion for creating change, rationale for wanting to join the Council, and unique perspective. Past service to community and/or school will also be considered.
  • Students will serve from November 2016 through May 2017
  • Students will also have the opportunity to apply for a paid, part-time summer internship with Magnified Giving.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a Magnified Giving student participant in grades 8-12 for the school year 2016-2017, or an alumni of the program who is still enrolled in high school.
  • Must complete the online application: MG Student Advisory Council Application
  • Must provide a recommendation from a non-family member adult who can speak to your work ethic, character and team work skills (e.g. teacher, mentor, community organization, guidance counselor, etc.)
  • Must attend at least one (1) Board of Directors meeting to present MGSAC activity report.
  • Must be able to attend the first meeting, through a conference call, with MGSAC and MG representatives (MG Staff and Board of Directors) on November 9th for a brief introduction.
  • Must be available for at least one award ceremony in the Spring
  • Must attend the 4 MGSAC meetings throughout the school year – absences must be excused
  • If chosen, emails must be responded to within 24 hours of being sent-out
  • Transportation is individual’s responsibility
  • Participation permission slip must be signed by parent and/or guardian to participate in the program

Benefits to Students

  • Have a direct role in improving your community
  • Represent the student body of Magnified Giving
  • Gain important leadership, public speaking, decision making, and team-building skills
  • Gain access to a network of supporters and mentors through exposure to philanthropists in the city of Cincinnati and/or your local community
  • Gain access to Board of Directors of Magnified Giving, donors, student leaders, and their related networks
  • Philanthropic efforts help to build résumés and college applications 
  • Gain philanthropic knowledge and experience at a young age
  • Opportunity to apply be a counselor for Magnified Giving summer philanthropy camps  (June – July 2017)

Benefits to Magnified Giving – Community

  • Have a direct role in strengthening the student voice in the organization and community
  • Share important personal insight to the organization to share with teachers and non-profit organizations to increase the organizations mission and effectiveness
  • Share your experience with the network of supporters and give insight to donors for continued commitments for financial support.
  • Providing social media presence and public relations visibility through the student’s perspective
  • Help to identify community needs through your voice as a student in the youth philanthropy program.


Important Dates

Donor Event

March 2017 – Date TBA
One MGSAC member must be able to attend

Board of Directors Meetings

January 12, 2017
April 20, 2017

Each meeting runs from 5:30-7:00

MG Student Advisory Council meetings/conference calls will consist of three meetings.  Dates and time to be determined by the council members.


Application Information

Completed applications  must be submitted  October 31, 2016.  Application is below.

Students will be notified via email the week of November 7, 2016 if they have been selected.

Contact information: Kelly Collison, Executive Director at 513-227-1078 or


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