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MAY 21, 2015
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.
MAY 08, 2015
The 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.
MAY 05, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
APR 09, 2015
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.
MAR 24, 2015
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.