Verity Watson (MPA ‘16) is board president of the southern chapter of The Next Generation of the Delaware Community Foundation which raised more than $12,000 at its Sixth Annual Chowdown for Charity event held Feb. 23 at Maple Dale Country Club.
The funds raised will provide grants for local nonprofit organizations supporting addiction treatment and family support services. Since Chowdown for Charity's inception, Next Gen South has awarded more than $72,500 in grants.
"Next Gen South is dedicated to helping our neighbors and strengthening our communities. This is not possible without everyone who contributed to make Chowdown for Charity such a success," said Board President Verity Watson who is also a SPPA MPA Graduate student. "We are sincerely grateful for the support of our communities and look forward to making further investments into Kent and Sussex counties."
Next Gen South is a philanthropic organization that was created and is directed by young professionals living and working in Kent and Sussex counties. Its mission is to develop young professionals into effective nonprofit board leaders. Next Gen South board members engage in fundraising, grant making, community outreach, education and more.
The mission of the Delaware Community Foundation is to improve the lives of the people of Delaware by empowering and growing philanthropy through knowledge and relationships, now and in the future. For more information, https://www.capegazette.com/article/young-philanthropists-raise-12000-support-addiction-treatment-services/153606