As the world’s first school of its kind, we aspire to be an intellectual home for all who are serious about philanthropy. The school’s strong global reputation and proven track record as a research pioneer and educator of outstanding philanthropy leaders serves as a beacon for scholars, professionals, and philanthropists around the world who are committed to advancing the understanding and practice of philanthropy.
With a spirit of openness and intellectual curiosity that drives an active exploration of philanthropy in all its facets, we empower and train students and nonprofit professionals to be thoughtful, innovative leaders who awaken generosity and inspire change. New trails are being blazed by our faculty, deepening knowledge and developing new understandings of philanthropy.
Our strength is our talent: our founders, our outstanding faculty, experts and thought leaders, and especially our students who will take the research and wisdom created here and apply it to improve the world. Throughout their careers, they can call upon the rich perspectives we nurtured to inform their ultimate contributions to our economic, social, and civic commonwealth.
Professional success takes place through the development of integrity and effectiveness with and for others. We honor the irreplaceable value of an authentic community to make things happen, to make them last, and to give us purpose. Finding and crafting your purpose thoughtfully with committed and engaged faculty and peers of similar adventurous spirit and dedication is a gift we give, confident that you will in turn give of yourselves to others as you advance the communities you will lead.
I invite you to join the community of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and explore how together we can serve your dreams for a better world.