A University of Wyoming College of Business student group has donated a total of $45,000 to four Laramie community nonprofit organizations.

The students in UW’s Student Center for the Public Trust (SCPT) chapter (Ethics Club) were involved with the Spark Tank program at various stages. The chapter recently held a virtual program to hear proposals from applicants.

The chapter members viewed 15-minute prerecorded presentations from various non-profit organizations in Laramie, with all the organizations were researched and vetted by Ethics Club members. Students also consulted with the organizations to help prepare them for their Spark Tank presentations. The nonprofits were vying for a share of the $45,000 raised by the Ethics Club.

Following the presentations, SCPT chapter members ranked the organizations and allocated funding.

After chapter members expressed their opinions and voted, the club’s officer team was given final authority to specify the amount assigned to each organization, Noble says. Funds were given to:

-- Downtown Clinic, $15,000

-- Laramie SAFE Project, $15,000

-- Feeding Laramie Valley, $10,000

-- Big Brothers Big Sisters, $5,000

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