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SPAA Charitable Action and Philanthropic Exploration (CAPE) Lab

Associate Professor Lindsey McDougle has been leading experiential philanthropy learning projects at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) for several years.

Since 2016, students at Rutgers University–Newark (primarily from SPAA) have distributed over $80K in grant awards to 40 plus nonprofit organizations. The funding has come from two RU-N Chancellor's seed grants and Learning by Giving.

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Lindsey McDougle, PhD
Associate Professor


Students enrolled in Professor Quintus Jett's course awarded $1,500 to the nonprofit organization Bianca's Kids (2016). Professor Jett's class received funding through the Philanthropy Action Lab.