FMU’s non-profit management class project benefits Civitan Club


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The FMU “Non-Profit Management 351” class, led by School of Business faculty member and coordinator Dr. Joe Aniello, recently presented a check for $4,000 to Julian Young, president of the FMU Civitan Club.  The class members elected to give the proceeds of their fundraising project to the campus club after hearing a presentation by Young about Civitan International.

Founded in 1917 by a group of businessmen determined to making a difference in their community, Civitans have dedicated themselves to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. Civitan was one of the major supporters of Special Olympics International, and thousands of Civitans still support these local events. Civitan clubs also fund and organize special camps and events for people with developmental disabilities. FMU sponsors Special Olympics on its campus each year in the spring.

“Dr. Joe”, as students refer to him, began the class three years ago.  Offered to non-business majors as well, students participate in a practicum and raise money for the class’ non-profit organization of their choice.  The class, with approximately 20 students, is offered in the fall of each academic year.  During the last three years, the amount of money raised from the fundraising projects has continued to increase.

For more information about the Non-Profit Management Class, please call Dr. Joe Aniello at (843)230-6273 or (843)661-1430, or email him at For information about the FMU Civitan Club, please contact Julian Young at (843)661-1228 or email at