Your club hosts a fundraiser for scholarships for local high school students who plan to pursue studies focused on promoting peace and resolving conflicts. You are on the planning committee and responsible for promoting the scholarship to potential donors. That includes ensuring that the intent is clear. The scholarships will be awarded to the selected students in order to pay their tuition fees.
After the fundraiser, when the goal has been reached, a local organization that works with refugees contacts your club. The organization requests the club’s financial support for a few students who are refugees and attend the same high school for which your club raised money. The families of the students are struggling to pay for basic daily expenses such as meals and books.
After some discussion, your club decides to support the refugee students with the money from the fundraiser. Club members reason that the money will still be used for the intended purposes, to promote peace and empower youth. Although you are in favor of helping the refugee students, you’re not sure if using the money that was donated for the scholarships would still fulfill the donors’ intent.
What would you do?