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Student Government » Philanthropy

Philanthropy Council focuses on planning and executing service opportunities for other Collins students. We will be working with our Adopt-a-Nonprofit, Middle Way House, planning projects such as Trick-or-Treat for The Rise, Collins Annual Soup Bowl, and Spring Break for The Rise. We will also work other service organizations students may be interested in working. Past events include a knit-a-thon, a writing campaign for Soldiers’ Angels, and a build for Habitat for Humanity.

Middle Way House

Middle Way House is a domestic violence shelter that strives to end both structural and interpersonal violence in the lives of women and children. They offer many programs and services, such as shelter for survivors of domestic violence, workshops and support groups on domestic violence, legal aid, and transitional housing in form of the Rise. Collins has a long-standing relationship with Middle Way House. Each year, we put on two large-scale events: Trick-or-Treat for The Rise and Spring Break for The Rise. We also have fundraisers throughout the year in Middle Way House’s benefit.

Emma Percival: Director of Philanthropy

Hi there! My name is Emma Percival, and I’m a sophomore in the Media School serving as your Director of Philanthropy for the ‘16-’17 school year. I was on a tour of IU my sophomore year of high school when an RPS rep looked at me and said, “You look like a Collins kid.” So naturally, I looked up just what Collins was, took a visit, and I’ve loved it ever since. I also love volunteering (surprise, surprise), and since I’ve come to Bloomington I’ve volunteered with Interfaith Winter Shelters, the Lotus Festival and Lotus Blossoms, Global Gifts, and of course, Collins Philanthropy. I also have a passion for graphic design and have been designing for several years now, and I unexpectedly have come to love theatre (you just might see me in a Collins production!) I’m super excited to be Director of Philanthropy this year and to see just how much we can do. Here’s to a great year!