Sophomore Alexander C. Cartwright, Class of 2013, was recently appointed to serve as the Chairman for The Student Campaign for Philanthropy Week, the College's student philanthropy efforts for The Hampden-Sydney Fund. Cartwright knows how to keep his schedule full, as he heads the Pre-Law Society, serves with the Presidents Men, and debates in the Union Philanthropic Literary Society. A Double major in Economics and Government, Cartwright hails from Howard, Georgia and plans to pursue law school. Alex explains that he sought to serve Hampden-Sydney in this capacity because, "Hampden-Sydney has created a unique atmosphere that pushes us to become more than we could ever become by our individual efforts; I think ensuring this institution's capacity to educate future generations is part of being a Hampden-Sydney Man".
The Student Campaign for Philanthropy Week is the student-led effort to instill the positive habits of giving back to the College. During the week of February 14-18, 2011, the Student Campaign will be in full swing to help educate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors the benefits of supporting Hampden-Sydney. Cartwright notes that, "the key to making the student campaign successful is taking a personal approach to each donor. No kind of electronic advertising can out perform human interaction, and interactions between my team and the students will be a chief focus during the campaign."