PHIL Project

Say you run into the Senior Gift Committee at the Pub, and they have their cupcakes and 1Card donation forms and the members smiling and asking you to donate. However, you feel uncomfortable. You really don’t want to use up all of your money that you earned from working in library, but you want to help in anyway. Or maybe you just don’t know where your donation would go after you make that donation.

The PHIL Project is here to help. We are a group of students that are heavily active on campus through various activities that help organize events to teach the entire SLC community and our donors about giving back to SLC. PHIL works heavily with first-years through juniors, but we don’t mind seeing a few seniors helping out or making a donation. PHIL is tied in with the Fund for Sarah Lawrence, a monetary fund that helps make things on campus run. For example, I wouldn’t be able to see my computer screen writing this if I didn’t have the lightbulb in my lamps. (Okay, so I can see my computer screen without an extra light.) With the generous donations into the Fund for Sarah Lawrence, the entire campus can be lit up.

The group started last January, as three students wanted to teach the community about giving back and non-profit work. Their hard work led to the first annual Moving Image Contest in March, which yielded seven video entries and four winners. As a group, we hope to continue the contest again in the spring. Our other goals include a widespread campaign throughout social media. Be prepared for us to dominate Facebook. Twitter and Tumblr pages will be coming soon. We will also be holding an open forum on in the near future.

We would love to see new faces who are willing to help reach our goals. Our first big project is Thank-A-Donor Week on November 5 – November 9. We plan to have tables outside of the Pub and Bates to write thank you notes for our donors.

Of course, there is you. We could use your help in any way. If you would like to learn more, please e-mail us at Jessica Adduci-Leikham’s email at Or contact any of us.

Samantha Felmus (me)

Kirsten Craig:

Josh Herman:

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Screenwriter. Humanities scholar. Cinephile. Samantha hails from Richmond, Virginia. She hates Hollywood synergy and people that get on her nerves. When she's not busy writing her next masterpiece or watching movies on Netflix and Hulu Plus, she serves on Student Senate, Student Life, SSSF, and SLAC where she tries to make "home" a better place for other students. Samantha would also like for people to understand that she loves Jean-Luc Godard films, even though he's anti-semitic and she's a Jew.

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