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High school students will award $10,000 in grants to Kent County nonprofits

DOVER, Del. – Sixteen Kent County high school seniors and juniors will experience the joys and challenges of being philanthropists this year through the Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB).

Like its counterparts in New Castle and Sussex County, the Kent County YPB includes students from public, private and parochial schools. The DCF gives the Kent County students $10,000 to award to local charities. The students work together to choose a focus area, solicit and review grant applications, conduct site visits, and decide how to distribute the money to have the greatest impact.

Grant applications will be available at in November and due in January. 

“The DCF sponsors the Youth Philanthropy Boards every year to engage Delaware’s next generation of philanthropists and nonprofit leaders,” said Donna Stone, DCF Senior Vice President for Central Delaware. “The students see the needs in their communities and work hard to find ways to prioritize and address those needs. It makes a tremendous impact on the students, and many of them go on to public service.”

 2014-15 Kent County YPB



Grade School
Cody Bartholomew  Senior  Calvary Christian Academy
Gabrielle Bennetti  Senior  Dover High School
Lauren Fleming  Senior  Lake Forest High School
Maura Gast  Junior  Dover High School
Kelsey Huffman  Senior  St. Thomas More Academy
Haley Lloyd  Senior  Smyrna High School
Stephanie Lynn  Junior   Lake Forest High School
Jonathan Maurer  Senior             Caesar Rodney High School
Serac McClenton  Senior             Smyrna High School
Maria McGloin  Senior  St. Thomas More Academy
Andrew Morrison  Senior  Smyrna High School
Colleen O’Brien  Senior  Polytech High School
Liam O’Connor  Junior  Caesar Rodney High School
Jordan Resh  Junior              Dover High School
Marius Sander  Senior  St. Thomas More Academy
Andrew Stant  Junior  Caesar Rodney High School