Join the Student-Run PHIL Project

The PHIL Project is a student-run philanthropy committee that works with the ingenuity and passion of the Sarah Lawrence student body. Its members generate excitement surrounding student fundraising, while simultaneously providing valuable opportunities to learn about the nonprofit world.

The PHIL Project offers engaging philanthropic events that foster transparent awareness surrounding the role of The Fund for Sarah Lawrence. Key moments from the 2015-2016 academic year include:

Thank-A-Donor Week

Centered around National Philanthopy Day, a day in which thousands of communities come together to engage in charitable giving, Thank-A-Donor Week was first established in 2012 as an opportunity for Sarah Lawrence students to show gratitude to alumni, parents, and friends who contribute to The Fund for Sarah Lawrence. This year, more than 400 students provided handwritten, heartfelt "thank you" cards which were then sent to donors whose gifts provide scholarships, keep our dorms and facilities running, aid in faculty development, sustain and expand our graduate programs, and support student athletics.

Moving Picture Show Film Competition

The PHIL Project’s Moving Picture Show Film Competition celebrates the individuality that Sarah Lawrence students’ eager minds and gracious hearts can bring to a united learning environment. Students are asked to create a film, in their own unique way, highlighting the importance of donating to The Fund for Sarah Lawrence. The outstanding submissions this year were judged on creativity, cinematography, and best overall message of giving, with a top prize of $1,000. After debuting during the Senior Filmmaking Screening in May, the winning films, embedded below, are used in fundraising correspondence from The Fund for Sarah Lawrence and can also be found on various social media outlets, such as The Fund for Sarah Lawrence Facebook page and the Sarah Lawrence College Alumni Youtube channel.