What’s In a Name?

Elizabeth Herrick WOW Leave a Comment

After five years of fielding the question, What does Wow stand for? And hearing several variations of our name, we’ve decided to make a shift in what we call ourselves. We are pleased to begin the 2017-18 school year as Wow: The Generosity Project. It is our hope that this name will more clearly describe from the onset what we do, and what we stand for.

And for those of you who have been wondering over the years, we thought we’d take a minute to clarify ourselves. Wow doesn’t stand for anything, instead it refers to the remark Wow! It’s the remark people make when they hear how we are engaging kids in the community; it’s the sensation we hope students feel when they notice the impact they can have on the people and places around them, and it embodies the enthusiasm we have for partnering with over 40 nonprofits and 4,000 students. “Wow!” encompasses the impact that generosity can have on every human being. So, with that we at Wow: The Generosity Project look forward to collaborating, communicating and wow-ing everyone during the 2017-18 school year.

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