Although student philanthropy is a fast-growing pedagogical approach to service learning, research is limited on the effectiveness of student philanthropy as a teaching tool. This article introduces the concept of student philanthropy and provides an analysis of eight semesters of pre- and postcourse student surveys from Northern Kentucky University’s Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project (n = 864). The analysis focuses on the efficacy of student philanthropy in terms of student community engagement. The findings indicate that students who participate in student philanthropy are significantly more likely to be aware of social problems and nonprofit organizations in their community.
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