December 16-New play area for children with autism gets $10,000 grant from Learning by Giving class
Children with autism in Marion County will soon be able to play and learn in a new, state-of-the-art, multisensory activity gym designed to meet their needs, in part as a result of a $10,000 grant from the Learning by Giving class at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI to Easter Seals Crossroads.
Students in the hands-on, undergraduate course learn how charitable foundations operate and about giving wisely by making real grants to local nonprofits, from deciding which community issues to address and writing requests for proposals to conducting site visits, evaluating applications and deciding where to give grant award money. Grant funds are provided by the Learning by Giving Foundation founded by Doris Buffett, sister of Warren Buffett.
The students described their experiences and presented an oversized check to Easter Seals Crossroads representatives during an award ceremony on Dec. 16. Read the press release >
- February 18-19, 2016
- Hoosier Philanthropy: Understanding the Past, Planning the Future
- Indiana Historical Society-Indianapolis, IN
The conference “Hoosier Philanthropy: Understanding the Past, Planning the Future” aims to integrate practice and scholarship, allowing both scholars and practitioners to inform one another. The conference will engage these constituencies in discussions on Indiana’s philanthropic traditions and current practices, as well as preserve the historical roots that still shape today’s philanthropic dynamics.
Faculty Activities, Awards, and Publications
Associate Dean Patrick Rooney—dedicated much of December to preparing academic department and reports for campus 5-Year Review, February 29 – March 2, 2016.
Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 4th edition, edited by Gene Tempel, Tim Seiler, and Dwight Burlingame, will be published January 11, 2016.
30% discount on the book with the code WLY15 if you purchase it directly through the Wiley website.
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