Souper Contact Named Youth in Philanthropy Award Winner


Publication Date: 9/14/2007

Souper Contact, Rhodes College’s student-run soup kitchen, has been named the winner of the Youth in Philanthropy award from the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP). The award will be presented on November 15 at the AFP Memphis Crystal Awards.

The outstanding youth in philanthropy award is presented to an outstanding junior high, high school or college age individual or group that has demonstrated outstanding service to the community through fundraising and/or volunteerism. 

Fellowship with the hungry and homeless is the focus of Souper Contact. Rhodes volunteers share food and friendships on Tuesdays, year round at the soup kitchen located in the basement of St. John’s United Methodist Church (1207 Peabody).

“This demonstrates one of the ways students at Rhodes are helping to serve our city,” says Libby Wyrick of Rhodes’ Development Office who nominated Souper Contact for the award. “The committee was amazed that a group of students coordinated this entire project.”   
Past group recipients of the Youth in Philanthropy award are St. Mary’s Community Fund, Jewish Foundation of Memphis’ B’nai Tzedek, and the Whitehaven High School Student Body.