- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - A new student-run club at Western Illinois University is all about giving to others.

According to a Wednesday news release from the university, students started the Philanthropy Club at the Macomb campus this year. It organizes fundraising events and volunteer opportunities for students on and off campus.

Micah McMahon is a sophomore from Macomb who founded the club. He says he got the idea while working for the university’s Phonathon, which raises money for scholarships and university departments.

McMahon says the club “truly shows the good side of people.”

Tim Hallinan is director of annual giving at WIU and the club’s adviser.

He says it’s inspiring to see students leading the effort to promote philanthropy.

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