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Miami ready to make a big "Difference"
Miami University's contribution to the 9th annual national Make a Difference Day, Saturday, Oct. 23, will be even bigger than last year's effort that won us a national award.
Senior education major Jeff Griffiths again leads the charge. Last year, a rivalry with his twin, Frank, pitted Miami against the University of Virginia to see who could do the most good in a Make a Difference day competition. Through sponsors, the National Points of Light Foundation and USA WEEKEND, the schools received a $10,000 award for local charities. The Griffiths are from Geneva, Ohio.
Miami volunteers (mostly students, some staff and faculty) have already begun working on this year's Make a Difference Day. Some examples:
Jeff's idea for wanting to make a big difference, and challenging his brother's school to do the same, came from a Miami LeaderShape seminar he attended his sophomore year.
Information on last year's award winning projects is at http://www.usaweekend.com/diffday/others1999.html. Jeff Griffiths can be reached at (513) 664-5066 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Frank is at (804) 984-4047 or email@example.com.