Philanthropy Ambassadors Club (PAC) Activities
December 1–PAC was inspired by indyactsofkindness.com and placed positive messages, attached to candy canes, around campus.
December 8—PAC held a study session in the student lounge to prepare for finals. "Staff also provided us with the 'fueling station,' full of caffeine and snacks. They also wrote us good luck messages. We loved it!" -Kayla Broughton, PAC President
December 2—Monique Johnson, B.A. major, participated in an undergraduate research symposium sponsored by the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning. She presented her research on philanthropy in the founding and operations of African American Old Folks' Homes in the nineteenth century. Monique is participating in the school's Diversity Scholars Research Program, a campus initiative designed to engage minority undergraduates in faculty-mentored research opportunities, and her research is being supervised by Dr. Tyrone Freeman, assistant professor of philanthropic studies.
December 14—The Learning by Giving undergraduate class held an award ceremony in the school to announce Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc. as the 2016 recipient of the Learning by Giving grant of $10,000. Students spent the semester studying local needs in Central Indiana, developed values and mission statements to guide their grant-making, and issued a request for proposals (RFP) through the United Way of Central Indiana's network. Twenty-three nonprofits applied to the course for the grant, and students held intense discussions and conducted site visits to make an informed decision. The $10,000 will fund Flanner House's Food, Education, Employment, Distribution (F.E.E.D.) Program which will provide low cost, locally grown food for a neighborhood that has been called the largest food desert in the state. Young men and women will be taught to run the farm and receive educational and employment placement support to enter into agricultural and food distribution industries. Funding was provided by the Learning by Giving Foundation and by the school. The course was developed by Dr. Greg Witkowski, associate professor of philanthropic studies, and taught this semester by Dr. Tyrone Freeman, assistant professor of philanthropic studies.
Philanthropy Research Workshop
December 1—Mark Wilhelm, Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies, IUPUI, and Daniel Hungerman, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame
What is the Price Elasticity of Charitable Giving? Toward a Reconciliation of Disparate Estimates
Staff/Faculty Activities, Awards, and Publications
Patrick Rooney’s December engagements (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research):
- December 5-6—Hewlett Foundation 50th Anniversary, San Francisco, California
- December 8—Tobias Leadership Networking Event, Tobias residence
In November, Patrick Rooney presented at the 45th Annual ARNOVA Annual Conference.
- Differences in Philanthropic Behaviors by Different Generational Cohorts
- Do University Endowments Affect Their Academic Rankings? A Longitudinal Study of the Top 100 Universities in the U.S.
- Donor Stability: Do the Exact Same Donors Give Every Year?
- A Longitudinal Study of Giving to Houses of Worship: 2003-2013
- The Current State of Giving to Houses of Worship
Grønbjerg named fellow of National Academy of Public Administration
Kirsten Grønbjerg, professor and associate dean for faculty affairs in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington and Efroymson Chair in the IU Lilly School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis, has been named an academy fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
She is one of 50 leaders in the field of public administration inducted as fellows at the academy's annual meeting this month in Washington, D.C. Selection of academy fellows follows a rigorous review of the individuals' contributions to the field of public administration and policy.
Grønbjerg is a nationally recognized scholar on nonprofit and public-sector relationships. For the past 16 years, she has directed a major project on the Indiana Nonprofit Sector: Scope and Community Dimensions, which analyzes and disseminates information about Indiana nonprofits and their contributions to the state and local communities. Her other research and publications focus on nonprofit funding relations, capacity, data sources and the American welfare system.
Grønbjerg becomes one of 14 faculty members from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs to be named fellows of the academy.
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