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The Philanthropy Center by Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

At the Philanthropy Center sponsored by Affinity Plus, students will choose a non-profit organization to become for the day.  (Can Do Canines, Special Olympics, Second Harvest, or Junior Achievement)  Employees raise awareness of the chosen non-profit through a variety of raffles, games, and advertising.  Every BizTown business will give a financial contribution, and JA BizTown citizens will be encouraged to make a personal cash donation as well. Employees and citizens learn about the importance of giving back, to help strengthen our community. 


You may enjoy working here if you like:

  • Giving back
  • Fundraising
  • Talking with people
  • Writing
  • Research

The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Experiential Learning Lab
214 MacMillan Avenue
JA BizTown, MN 55104

  • Obtains bank loan
  • Sets the Philanthropy Center’s fundraising goal for the day, and monitors progress
  • Supervises employees and oversees business operations
  • Signs paychecks
  • Meets with other businesses to purchase insurance, renewable energy, and health insurance
  • Inputs and submits business loan to the bank
  • Creates and prints paychecks
  • Signs paychecks if Executive Director is not available
  • Pays online bills sent to business
  • Monitors money coming into the business
  • Deposits money from donations to Bank
  • Works with the Philanthropy team to select a nonprofit to support
  • Researches the nonprofit’s goals and impact.
  • Writes a Grant Application using fun, interactive computer programming, to raise money for the nonprofit
  • Assists the Program Manager with the collection of citizen donations
  • Works with the Philanthropy team to select a nonprofit to support
  • Sets up an attractive display area and/or activity area to promote nonprofit
  • Collects donations from citizens through raffles or interactive games

Students in Action