Local attorney to teach TU philanthropy course

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Officials with The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business are offering a new elective course in philanthropy in the 2012-13 academic year, taught by Tulsa attorney Phil Haney.

The new class is a project of Haney’s who said despite the size of Tulsa’s philanthropic community, very little is being taught on the subject of community giving. The lawyer’s goal is to teach TU students the importance of choosing worthwhile charities and tracking donations while also exploring reasons why the public prospers from a generous community. Other lesson plans include basics on the duties of officers and charity directors, tax exemptions and the government regulations of charities.

Haney said students from all disciplines will benefit from the philanthropy course. They will be required to study the social effects of giving and also follow certain charities to monitor their support.

TU is one of only a few higher education institutions around the country now offering a philanthropy course. The class requires no prerequisites and is an elective as part of TU’s entrepreneurial certificate.

For more information, contact Ralph Jackson at ralph-jackson@utulsa.edu.

Ralph Jackson