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The School of Philanthropy
Our Mission, Vision & Values

Leadership for Philanthropy's Future

It is a privilege to join the community of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

The school has a strong global reputation and a proven track record as a research leader and educator of outstanding practitioners. The Fund Raising School, the Women's Philanthropy Institute, and the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving are pillars of engagement and leadership. Their impact expands our ability to serve you, your organization, and the philanthropic sector.

There are more than 1.6 million nonprofits in the United States—and millions more around the world—who need well-prepared leaders to achieve their important missions. We equip the next generation of philanthropy and nonprofit professionals, scholars and philanthropists to fulfill their dreams of changing the world. With a spirit of openness and intellectual curiosity that drives an active exploration of philanthropy in all its facets, the school empowers and trains students and nonprofit professionals to be thoughtful, innovative leaders who awaken generosity and inspire change. Will you be one of them?

Emerging and veteran leaders alike also benefit from the new trails blazed by our faculty in deepening knowledge and developing new understandings of philanthropy, while crossing disciplinary boundaries and pursuing issues that advance practice. Roots in the humanities and social sciences and valued relationships with the School of Liberal Arts and School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI and IU Bloomington, as well as strategic partnerships with schools and units across the university and beyond, enrich knowledge that strengthens the philanthropic sector.

You want to make a difference. Because we share your passion, we are committed to improving philanthropy to improve the world. I invite you to join us on this journey and explore the resources the school offers to help you create positive, lasting change.

Amir Pasic
Dean
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy