The Philanthropic Assembly proudly continues the rebellious tradition of Society father David Gillespie, who led the organization to break away from the Debating Society just twenty-nine days after its foundation. The Phis follow the ideal of libertas (hinting at a long-standing point of disagreement between the two Societies) in addition to the old Di values of virtus and scientia. Phi President Samantha Hutchings currently leads the Phis in the continual search for self-betterment. Find a list of current active Philanthropic Senators below.The Philanthropic Constitution may be viewed here.

 

 


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Michael Raybuck, Senator

Senior | Mathematics
Joined: February 17, 2014


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Sasha Gombar, Critic

Senior | Global Studies
Joined: March 17, 2014

Ah, good conversation – there’s nothing like it, is there? The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.

– Edith Wharton

Esteemed guests: In my time at DiPhi, I’ve learned that nothing brings people closer together than sharing great ideas. Please come out to our meetings and share yours with us!


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Michael Johnston, Joint Senate President Emeritus

Senior | Biology
Joined: March 31, 2014

Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.

– Henry David Thoreau


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Trent Hollandsworth (left), Senator

Senior | Mathematical Decision Sciences
Joined: April 21, 2014


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Rishi Kumar (right), Senator

Junior | Public Policy
Joined: April 6, 2015

“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald


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Pallavi Gulati, Senator

Junior | Business Administration & Japanese
Joined: April 6, 2015

“Be kind, for every person you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”


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Illirik Smirnov, Senator

Junior | Philosophy
Joined: April 13, 2015

“I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure it is not to enjoy ourselves.”

Ludwig Wittgenstein


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Sam Sockwell, Senator

Senior | Philosophy & Chemistry
Joined: August 24, 2015


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Christina Lim, Senator

Sophomore | Biology
Joined: October 26, 2015

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.'”

– Dave Barry


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 Samantha Hutchings (Left), Philanthropic Society President

Sophomore | English
Joined: November 2, 2015

“What you still need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream.”

– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


Connor Brown, Senator

Junior
Joined: November 30th, 2015


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Quinn Gross, Treasurer

Junior | Computer Science & Chemistry
Joined: January 11, 2016

“Sedet, aeternumque sedebit”

Virgil


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Michael Krantz, Senator

Sophomore | Economics & Computer Science
Joined: March 21, 2016


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Michael Sanders, Senator

Junior | English & History
Joined: March 28, 2016

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain an idea without accepting it.

– Aristotle


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Luke McGinty, Senator

Junior | Economics
Joined: March 28, 2016

“For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal.”

– James Joyce


James Creissen, Senator

Sophomore
Joined: April 11, 2016


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Luke De Mott, Sergeant-at-Arms

Sophomore | Political Science
Joined: April 18, 2016

“I spun around till I was dizzy; I thought I’d fall down as in a dream, clear off the precipice. Oh where is the girl I love? I thought, and looked everywhere, as I had looked everywhere in the little world below. And before me was the great raw bulge and bulk of my American continent; somewhere far across, gloomy, crazy New York was throwing up its cloud of dust and brown steam. There is something brown and holy about the East; and California is white like washlines and emptyheaded – at least that’s what I thought then.”

Jack Kerouac


Matthew Hardin, Senator

Junior | English & Philosophy
Joined: April 25, 2016


Chris Lurie, Senator

Sophomore | Health Policy and Management
Joined: April 25, 2016


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Antoine Lopez, Senator

Senior | Political Science & Peace, War, and Defense
Joined: August 29, 2016

“À vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire”

Pierre Corneille


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Claude WilsonSenator

First-Year
Joined: November 28, 2016


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Margaret McAllistarSenator

Junior | Psychology & Neuroscience
Joined: November 28, 2016

“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.”

– Michael Caine


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Katrina SmithSenator

Sophomore | English
Joined: November 28, 2016

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

– Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady