June 19—Pamela Clark, Director of Student Services & Admissions, Kayla Broughton, Erin Crowther, and Colton Strawser attended the Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI where they assisted with a panel discussion on options to be involved in philanthropy after high school.
June 30—The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy hosted Youth Philanthropy Connect for its Midwest Regional Gathering. Many individuals from the school spoke including faculty members Julie Hatcher, Tim Seiler, and Greg Witkowski; staff members Pamela Clark, Jacqueline Ackerman, and Melanie McKitrick; students Wesley Boone and Kayla Broughton; and recent graduates Colton Strawser and Happi Gill.
Faculty Activities, Awards, and Publications
Patrick Rooney, Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs:
June 6-7—Taught Financial Management Course, Beijing Normal University
June 15-17— Giving USA 2015 rollout, Philadelphia and New York City
June 25-26—Giving USA 2015 rollout, Kansas City and Wichita
Greg Witkowski received a grant to conduct four weeks of research at the New York Public Library for his project: Answering the Call: Nonprofits after the 9/11 Attacks. This research focuses on two nonprofit organizations established in the aftermath of the attacks to cope with the catastrophe; the September 11th Fund and the 9-11 United Services Group. He asks both how they established organizational capacity in the immediate aftermath of the disaster and analyzes the operations of these organizations over their short history.
Greg Witkowski also organized a panel on “Experiential Philanthropy as the New Frontier of Nonprofit Education: The Case of the Learning by Giving Foundation” for the NACC Conference in which he and Julie Hatcher are delivering papers in July.
Lastly, Julie Hatcher and Greg Witkowski presented at the Youth Philanthropy Conference on "Maximizing Your Impact: Understanding Evaluation & Impact to Enhance Grantmaking."
I want to share a recent article of mine, “21st Century Community Foundations: A Question of Geography and Identity,” published by the Foundation Center in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. I also share a few perspectives on the donor advised fund debate in the section: “Donor Advised Funds ARE NOT Created Equal.”
Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, & 2014-15 Visiting Mott Chair on Community Foundations, IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
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