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Alumni Board member Eric Richards was recognized on this year's Indiana Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list. It's the fourth year in a row we've had alumni representation on this list.
- 2016: Eric Richards
- 2015: Genevieve Shaker, Melynne Klaus
- 2014: Tedd Grain
- 2013: Matt Holley (and Una Osili as well)
February 5—Workshop in Multidisciplinary Philanthropic Studies (WIMPS)
Aurelian Craiutu, Professor of Political Science and Philanthropic Studies,
Department of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington
"Should We Still Read Tocqueville?"
February 11—Community Foundations and Community Philanthropy Workshop (2 of 4)
Place-based giving in identity-focused groups: The case of Muslim community foundations and philanthropy
Co-sponsored by Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, the event was co-chaired by Mark Sidel and Shariq Siddiqui, Executive Director of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).
February 16—Workshop in Multidisciplinary Philanthropic Studies (WIMPS)
Eric Abrahamson, Principal Historian at Vantage Point Historical Services, Inc., presented a seminar of the Taconic Foundation.
February 16—Special guest at Celebrity Philanthropy course
Barbara Newhouse, CEO of the ALS Foundation
Faculty: Gene Tempel, Gen Shaker, and Sarah Nathan
February 18-19—Hoosier Philanthropy: Understanding the Past, Planning the Future
Philanthropic Variety: Perspectives from an Indiana Practitioner
N. Clay Robbins, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Lilly Endowment Inc.
The conference “Hoosier Philanthropy: Understanding the Past, Planning the Future” aimed to integrate practice and scholarship, allowing both scholars and practitioners to inform one another. The conference engaged these constituencies in discussions on Indiana’s philanthropic traditions and current practices, as well as preserving the historical roots that still shape today’s philanthropic dynamics. View photos>>
February 25—Joseph T. Taylor Symposium
The school participated with a table of 10 attendees (leadership, staff, faculty, and students) for the lunch portion.
February 26—Four of our students recently presented a Philanthropy 101 session to high school students for the United Way of Central Indiana Youth Leadership Program.
February 29—The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy celebrated Black History Month and the rich and enduring legacy of the African American philanthropic tradition.
- Winterbourne LaPucelle Harrison-Jones (event chair)
- Opening remarks: Dean Amir Pasic
- Guest presenter: Dr. Tyrone Freeman
Faculty Activities, Awards, and Publications
Les Lenkowsky published an article in America in the World, 1776 to the Present: A Supplement to the Dictionary of American History. The article, “The Gates Foundation,” details the history and impact of the largest grant-making foundation in the world. The article is part of a dictionary set that provides a transnational view of U.S. history, focusing on the role of Americans and the U.S. while analyzing how the world has influenced the U.S. and Americans.
Congratulations to Jennifer Brass who was named one of IU Bloomington-wide Outstanding Junior Faculty for 2015-2016.
Jennifer N. Brass, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, SPEA, IUB; Adjunct Faculty Member, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Patrick Rooney, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research:
- February 11-12—Attended the USC Conference: National Leadership Forum, Philanthropy and Government: Public Problem Solving at the Intersection with Amir Pasic, in Los Angeles.
- February 18-19—Attended the Hoosier Philanthropy Conference at the Indiana Historical Society, chaired by Greg Witkowski.
- February 25—Attended the Taylor Symposium Luncheon
- February 29—First day of our school’s 5-Year Review
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