Philanthropy Council

Philanthropy Council

Philanthropy Council focuses on planning and executing service opportunities for other Collins students. We will be working with our Adopt-a-Nonprofit, Middle Way House, planning projects such as Trick-or-Treat for The Rise, Collins Annual Soup Bowl, and Spring Break for The Rise. We will work with other service organizations students may be interested in. Past events include a knit-a-thon, a writing campaign for Soldiers’ Angels, and a build for Habitat for Humanity.

Middle Way House

Middle Way House is a domestic violence shelter that strives to end both structural and interpersonal violence in the lives of women and children. They offer many programs and services, such as shelter for survivors of domestic violence, workshops and support groups on domestic violence, legal aid, and transitional housing in the form of the Rise. Collins has a long-standing relationship with Middle Way House. Each year, we put on two large-scale events: Trick-or-Treat for The Rise and Spring Break for The Rise. We also have fundraisers throughout the year in Middle Way House’s benefit.

Co-Directors of Philanthropy

Cecilia  Vitela

Cecilia Vitela

Co-Director, Philanthropy

  • cvitela@iu.edu

Hi, this will be my second year serving as Co-Director of the Philanthropy Council. I am a sophomore Psychology Major hoping to become a Clinical Psychologist. I’m so excited for the year. This is a great opportunity to help not only the Collins community but Bloomington as a whole. Come to a meeting and get involved, any of your time is appreciated. Please feel free to come up and talk to me, whenever and about anything! I hope to see you soon!

Maycie  Gibson

Maycie Gibson

Co-Director, Philanthropy

  • maycgibs@iu.edu

Hi! I’m Maycie, and I’m a freshman majoring in psychology, minoring in English, and working toward an academic certificate in neuroscience. Outside of student government I am involved in IUDM, FASE, Royal Encounters, and Ballroom Dance Club. (If you are my downstairs neighbor, and my dance shoes are clicking above you, I’m so sorry). I can usually be found studying, watching comedians on Netflix and YouTube, running, jamming out to music, or having my own personal dance party. I am so excited to be serving in philanthropy this year. I believe that in this day and age, creating a culture of selflessness and service is more important than ever. As one of my high school choir directors once told me, “Save. The. World. Get it done.” That’s the goal! I can’t wait to serve with and for you this year!