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JUN 16, 2015
Research
Giving USA: Americans Donated an Estimated $358.38 Billion to Charity in 2014; Highest Total in Report's 60-year HistoryAmericans gave an estimated $358.38 billion to charity in 2014, surpassing the peak last seen before the Great Recession, according to the 60th anniversary edition of Giving USA, released today. That total slightly exceeded the benchmark year of 2007, when giving hit an estimated inflation-adjusted total of $355.17 billion.
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JUN 04, 2015
Events & Awards
Top Hasbro exec, philanthropist Alan Hassenfeld to keynote symposiumAn international business leader with a passion for philanthropy will deliver the keynote address at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's 2015 symposium, "Philanthropy and Fundraising: What We Know and What We Need to Know." The event will be held Oct. 30 in Indianapolis.
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JUN 02, 2015
Women & Philanthropy
Women's philanthropy researcher earns doctoral fellowshipElizabeth J. Dale, a doctoral candidate at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, is the recipient of the 2015 Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, WPI officials announced today. The award will help Dale complete her dissertation on the philanthropic practices of same-sex couples, including their motivations for giving and how couples make philanthropic decisions as part of the household economy.
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MAY 21, 2015
Training
Stanczykiewicz named director of The Fund Raising SchoolBill Stanczykiewicz has been appointed director of The Fund Raising School and senior lecturer in philanthropic studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
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MAY 08, 2015
Academic
Largest number of students in school history graduateThe largest number of Philanthropic Studies students ever to graduate from Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will receive their degrees during IUPUI's commencement ceremonies May 10. The 53 graduates comprise the third group of students to be graduated from the new school since its founding in 2012 and the largest since the 1987 founding of the school's predecessor, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. The 2015 commencement also includes the most bachelor of arts degree graduates to date.
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MAY 05, 2015
Education
Learning by Giving class awards grant to In-School Youth CourtThe Learning by Giving class awards a $5,000 grant to a peer-to-peer discipline program that helps students stay in school.
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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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