Business profs share results on student charity

Austin E. Cofrin School of Business faculty members Profs. Sampath Ranganathan, Dave  Radosevich and Jim Loebl conducted a study about overall charitable donations by students. The survey was conducted among 253 UW-Green Bay students who were enrolled in various business courses during spring 2010 semester, at roughly the same time the Haiti earthquake relief efforts were prominent in the news.

Students reported that, on average, they volunteer around three hours per month to help charitable organizations and had donated around $144 in the past 12 months to charitable organizations. Forty-five percent of students reported that they do some volunteering and 60 percent reported that they have donated some amount to charitable organizations. As for demographic breakdown on the respondents, 80 percent were in the 20 to 24 years age group and 10 percent were in the 25-34 age range.

The faculty members said they were generally impressed by the level and depth of involvement and that so many young students appear to care deeply about the world in which they live.

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