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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.

Co-Director of Philanthropy: Chad Barton

Hey everyone! I am a third year IU student and Collinsite this year and I am honored to serve alongside Sierra Witham as the co-director of philanthropy this year! Over the past few years I have come to love Collins and Bloomington as a whole.  It is truly a wonderful place and I have been heavily involved in Collins philanthropy and Crimson Corps at IU since starting at IU. I am extremely excited to serve as the co-director of philanthropy this year and can't wait to see what we can do together this year! I hope to see you all around!

Co-Director of Philanthropy: Sierra Witham

Hi there! I'm Sierra, and I’m a junior majoring in English and minoring in music. This is my third year at Collins and my first on the Exec Board––I’m a Co-Director of Philanthropy Council, alongside Chad. This is also my third year DJing for WIUX. Some stuff I’m into: indie rock with clever lyrics (think Courtney Barnett and Parquet Courts), satire (think Vonnegut and Infinite Jest), and conversation (think with pretty much anyone). Say hi to me if you want to!