Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Presented to an individual or group with a record of exceptional leadership and results in encouraging youth (through age 18) to: learn about and participate in philanthropy by planning and implementing a fundraising program to benefit a specific organization(s) or cause(s); demonstrate leadership in a specific organization(s) or cause(s); serve as role models for other youth and/or encourage other youth to participate in philanthropy. The amount of time spent in service through philanthropy will be considered.
Winner ~ Camryn Morrow
Nominated By ~ Magnified Giving
Camryn Morrow is a third-year Human Development and Community Engagement student at the University of Cincinnati. As a Cincinnati native, Camryn prides herself on her commitment to youth advocacy in her city and has dedicated herself to teaching the next generation of leaders through Breakthrough Cincinnati as a Teaching Fellow and intern. Inspired by the power of a community and the importance of giving, Camryn acts as a Magnified Giving ambassador, a youth-centered philanthropy program that she was first introduced to in the eighth grade.
Her passion for advocacy extends itself to creativity and self-expression and has allowed her to create her own student-led book club for women of color on her university’s campus. Her club, which she named “Sister Outsiders” after her role model, Civil Rights activist, and writer, Audre Lorde operates as a safe space for women of color to converse on diverse literature and find community among one another. On-campus, Camryn is a University Honors Scholar and a Darwin T. Turner Scholar, a scholarship recognized for its promotion of academic excellence, diversity, leadership, and service. Camryn has held leadership positions in Undergraduate Student Government, the United Black Student Association, and the African American Cultural and Resource Center Leadership Team and enjoys supporting students on and off-campus.