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APR 24, 2015
Women & Philanthropy
Mesch named to Eileen Lamb O'Gara Chair in Women's PhilanthropyWomen's philanthropy expert Debra Mesch, Ph.D., has been selected to hold the world's first endowed chair dedicated to research and teaching about women's philanthropy. She will expand research, understanding and awareness about women's unique and powerful role in giving, volunteering and leadership of philanthropic organizations.
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APR 22, 2015
Faith & Philanthropy
Lake Institute convening, funding expand faith and giving research fieldThe inaugural Lake Institute Network of Emerging Scholars (LINES of Inquiry) convening of top established and emerging scholars and Lake Institute funding for doctoral disseration research are building the interdisciplinary field of faith and philanthropy.
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APR 14, 2015
Events & Awards
John Templeton Foundation honored for leadership in advancing philanthropyThe John Templeton Foundation was honored by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy during the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Spirit of Philanthropy Awards ceremony April 14 in Indianapolis.
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APR 09, 2015
Research
Chicagoans give to charity at higher rate than national average Chicagoans are more likely to give to charity on average than are people elsewhere in the U.S., according to a new report released by The Chicago Community Trust and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which conducted the study.
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MAR 24, 2015
Academic
Student Spotlight: Wesley BooneEvery once in a while, the Philanthropic Studies program offers a pleasant surprise, someone or something that demonstrates just how wonderful is the philanthropic world. Wesley Boone, who recently earned the prestigious Jefferson Award for the work with his organization, Gear Going Global, was one such pleasant surprise.
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MAR 16, 2015
Training
Philanthropy and Fundraising: What We Know and What We Need to Know focus of 2015 symposiumNonprofit professionals and scholars will explore how rapidly growing research can increase philanthropy and fundraising at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy annual symposium October 30 in Indianapolis.
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MAR 13, 2015
Research
Can your smartphone make you a better person? At South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Tex., today, Dr. Sara Konrath will talk about her research on using text messaging to build empathy in teens. She has found it is possible to increase people's empaty--tendencies to feel for others and imagine their perspectives--via text messaging, with the effects lasting up to six months later.
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MAR 05, 2015
Faith & Philanthropy
Exploring why people are generous is focus of Lake Institute event If generosity is good for the giver--and research shows it is--then why don't more people give? This paradox and why people are or are not generous are among the issues Christian Smith, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame, will address during the 12th Annual Thomas H. Lake Lecture on March 12 in Indianapolis.
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