Jillian Wu is a junior at Lick Wilmerding High School. She is currently a youth philanthropist and Program Officer for BLING (Building Leaders in Innovative New Giving), a youth philanthropy group that stresses youth leadership and youth helping youth. She has been a part of BLING for a year and a half now, just kicking off her fourth semester as a youth philanthropist. She is a first year member of Youth Philanthropy Connect and the DCYF (Department of Children, Youth, and their Families) Youth Advisory Council. She is also serving her first term on the San Francisco Youth Commission.


For Youth by Youth: the Art Versus Science of Grantmaking

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Ashley Rodriguez, Christine Reeves Strigaro, Danielle LaJoie, Jared Heddinger, Jillian Wu

Sculpture, music, dance… those are arts. Chemistry, biology, physics… those are sciences. But, what’s philanthropy? And who are you, the philanthropist? Well, you’re both an artist and a scientist. Plus, you’re a part the long history of giving; people have been giving for centuries, in every country, at every income level, and in so many directions. … Read More