Syracuse University

Generation Orange Award

Introduced in fall 2013, the Generation Orange Award recognizes Generation Orange alumni who have made an impact on campus and in their communities through their volunteer work and philanthropy on behalf of Syracuse University. The award is conferred at the signature Generation Orange event during Orange Central.

Requirements for nominees:

  • Alumni must be 35 years old or younger and have graduated within the last 10 years.
  • Individuals must not be staff members of Syracuse University.
  • Honorees must be available to accept the award on campus.

Helene KahnOur 2013 Recipient:
Helene Kahn ’10

The inaugural recipient of the Generation Orange Award is Helene Kahn ’10, a graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs with a bachelor's degree in public affairs.

As a senior associate for GiveCorps, Kahn works with new clients to develop online fundraising strategies that engage Millennial donors. She is passionate about helping organizations do what they do even better by creating tools to engage and empower their donors, volunteers, and community members. She is also active in her local community and serves on the Board of Governors of Hillel at Syracuse University, among other volunteer activities. 

Prior to joining the GiveCorps team, Kahn worked in the Office of Development at Syracuse University, where she was charged with creating a culture of philanthropy among students and young alumni. Through the creation and implementation of initiatives both on and off campus, students became more aware of vital role philanthropy plays in their education and young alumni from across the country connected with their alma mater in new and meaningful ways.

Kahn currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.