Kiely Alfieri

As TCU students, we hope to build upon the school’s mission and become ethical leaders in our community. Through the Nature of Giving course and the advice of guest speakers like the Jeff and Kelly Dillard, Ed Schollmaier, and John Robinson, we have learned of the importance of investing in our community through providing financial support, giving time and labor, and sharing our own expertise and passions. As the 2016 Nature of Giving class, we commit ourselves to giving our time and finances, while maintaining the mindsets of givers throughout our lives. Therefore, I pledge to donate 5% of my monthly personal income to a cause(s) of my choosing. I pledge to practice responsible philanthropy by conducting due diligence before giving to an organization. In addition to financial support, I commit myself to volunteering with organizations in order to foster personal relationships in the community. I will work to better the local and/or international community by establishing at least one partnership with a charitable organization. In order to remain actively engaged, I will review my donations and involvement annually. (Giving is important to me as an individual, and I think signing this pledge will keep me accountable. I like that this pledge is a bit flexible in its wording, while holding to the values and ideas mentioned in our class discussion. I am in a slightly different boat than many of my peers, as I am going to graduate school next year rather than seeking employment, so my giving will likely look a little different. The flexibility of the pledge allows me to give as I can throughout different stages of my life, and I feel that it is something I can maintain.)