Author: Ryan Ponsford

  • Blog post from selected organization in San Diego!

    It’s All About the Kids, an awesome non-profit in San Diego shared about being selected by a group of students from Clairemont High!  Check it out! Blog post from org selected by MSP! Congratulations!

  • Thoughtful Notes from Harmony High

    Over the past two months, a group of 23 students from Harmony High in Florida have been on their philanthropic journey, led by Scott Farnsworth, one of our founders and a wonderful advisor to families in the Orlando area.  Throughout their adventure, the students share their experience through their blog writing.  Here are a few […]

  • The End – A noteworthy journal entry

    As you all know by now, as students go through Main Street Philanthropy, they are encouraged to blog each week about their experience – what they’re learning, the impact the course is having, etc.  The number of incredible insights is way beyond our ability to share each and every one, but here and there we […]

  • MSP gets press for impacting lives in New Jersey!

    If you haven’t seen it yet; check out this awesome MSP article out of Mendham in New Jersey!  Great job Yale Levey, our Master Ambassador inspiring and impacting lives!      

  • Changing Lives in South Florida

    We recently received a very heartfelt letter from the mother of a Main Street Philanthropy student in South Florida.  In it, she eloquently described how her teenager had been changed from the inside out as a result of the thoughtful giving he experienced in the Main Street Philanthropy program. She wrote,  The conversation my son […]

  • Another batch of inspired philanthropists released!

    In a moving celebration and ceremony last week, over 50 new graduates of The Main Street Philanthropy Academy from Clairemont High School’s Academy of Business in San Diego were awarded their certificates, recognizing them for completing the 10-week course in giving with purpose and passion! The day consisted of several speeches from students, over $4,000 […]

  • Philanthropy 101: It’s not about the money!

    Just what is philanthropy?   What comes to mind when you hear the word “philanthropy?”  Money?  Names on buildings?  Tax and legal strategies for the wealthy?  For most of us, philanthropy is an ivy-league term that connotes something reserved for the Park Avenue crowd, not the majority of us living a few blocks off Main […]

  • Two is More than One!

    Main Street Philanthropy is back in Clairemont High School’s Academy of Business!     After making waves in San Diego in 2013, Main Street Philanthropy has been invited back to Clairemont High; this time to lead two classes of juniors through the joys of intelligent giving.    Beginning in January, students will embark on a ten […]

  • Advisor Strives To Train Students In Helping Society – New Jersey Hills Newspaper: Observer-Tribune News

    Check out the following article published in the New Jersey Hills Newspaper!   Advisor Strives To Train Students In Helping Society – New Jersey Hills Newspaper: Observer-Tribune News.   By PHIL GARBER, Managing Editor | 0 comments   MENDHAM – Yale Levey is passionate about helping young people to learn the importance of combining investing and social causes. The borough resident […]

  • Updates from Franklin High in New Jersey!

    If you weren’t already aware, Main Street Philanthropy launched another class at Franklin High in New Jersey!  Under the leadership of Ambassador Yale Levey, they are off and running, learning their passions, and preparing to make a difference in the world! Here are a few quotes from their blogs after just the first two weeks: […]