The facilitator explains that participants will learn about famous and community philanthropists. They will have an opportunity to match a name with a philanthropic action(s). After matching some well-known names, the participants will research their own organization, school, or faith- based group and discover local philanthropists.
As Nelson Mandela suggested, philanthropists are “using time creatively and realizing that the time is ripe to do right.” After making their own philanthropists cards, participants can match them and reflect upon the definition of philanthropy: thoughtful, intentional, and ongoing giving of your time, talent, and treasure.
The facilitator will pass a basket around and ask each participant to pick a game piece. When everyone has a piece, they are to walk around the room and find the match. When they find their match, have them sit together and discuss the philanthropic actions of that person.
Some questions for the participants to consider in their conversations:
The facilitator brings the partners back to the large group and has them share their philanthropist and some of their philanthropic actions.