Youth Philanthropy Council
For nearly 15 years, Hutchinson Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Council has groomed Reno County’s next generation of philanthropists.
Each year, a group of high school students transforms into a close-knit council as they learn about Reno County’s strengths and challenges and build a common vision for Reno County. The Council’s work culminates in a grant process that awards $3,000 to youth-serving organizations.
“I’m always impressed by how seriously YPC members take the responsibility of awarding grants. They know their decisions represent the interests of the donors and impact the life of an organization,” said Aubrey Abbott Patterson, Community Foundation President and CEO.
YPC grants are made possible through the Richard W. Dillon Memorial Fund for Youth Philanthropy, which the Dillon family established to honor Dick Dillon and his extensive philanthropic work in our community.