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Scholarship of Community Application


This thesis explores social giving in the past century by looking at Andrew Carnegie and his influence on philanthropy and on the American business, TOMS, that integrates giving into its corporate structure. This historical research provides a conceptual context for the small business I created in August 2012. My business, Double Vision, applies the ideas of corporate social responsibility on a small scale to impact a community in the Dominican Republic. Included in the paper is an overview of the progression of social giving in the past century through the focus on Andrew Carnegie and TOMS, an analysis of the benefits and detriments of philanthropic giving, and my personal application. The purpose of this project is to increase my knowledge and understanding of corporate social responsibility and apply the ideas to a personal business venture.


Honors Capstone Project completed in 2013 for Olivet Nazarene University.