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On October 10 and 11, the Boston Foundation’s Giving Common Challenge will offer supporters of Boston-area nonprofits—including The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF)’s Boston program—the chance to magnify the impact of their donations.

“We are thrilled to be included in the inaugural year of the Giving Common Challenge,” says Devon Reber, MSW, Boston Schweitzer Fellows Program Director. “We are a community service and leadership development program that trains graduate students to create change and improve health in vulnerable communities. In these economically challenging times, the Giving Common Challenge is a terrific opportunity to make your support of our program go further.”

Gifts made to The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Inc.-Boston through the Giving Common (https://www.givingcommon.org) between 8 a.m. on October 10 and 8 p.m. on October 11 will be eligible to receive part of a $150,000 challenge grant pool donated by the Boston Foundation. To pledge your support in advance, please visit http://tinyurl.com/bsfpgiving.

An initiative of the Boston Foundation, the Giving Common is a free and searchable online resource to inform data-driven, strategic philanthropic activities.

“We encourage our Fellows, Fellows for Life (program alumni), and other supporters to magnify their gift by participating in this challenge—and by spreading the word about this terrific opportunity,” Reber says. “We are grateful to all of them—as well as the Boston Foundation—for their generosity.”

Please contact Devon Reber (devon.reber@schweitzerfellowship.org) with questions about the Giving Common Challenge and how to maximize your gift. To learn more about the Boston Schweitzer Fellows Program, click here.

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