May 3—Una Osili, director of research, testified at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy, which was chaired by U.S. Senator Todd Young (Indiana). Drawing on the research from the Global Indices project, Una spoke about the role of philanthropy and remittances in foreign aid.
May 10-11—Dean Pasic and Una Osili, director of research, traveled to New York to meet with several funders to discuss the Global Indices project. While in New York, they gave a presentation for the staff of Carnegie Corporation concerning the transition of the Global Indices project from the Hudson Institute to the school and plans for the future.
May 12—Una Osili, director of research, was interviewed for a podcast for Achieve. Una spoke about her personal research background and the school’s current and future research projects. The podcast will air in July 2017.
May 12—Una Osili, was invited to chair the “Opportunities, Challenges, and Business Environment in Africa” panel at the Doing Business in and with Sub-Saharan Africa conference sponsored by the Kelley School of Business, Institute for International Business and CIBER. The conference was held on the IUPUI campus.
May 16-17—Una Osili, director of research, met with several congressional representatives in Washington in conjunction with the release of the Salvation Army Human Needs Index (HNI) reboot and quarterly update.
She was also interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy concerning the HNI update. The Salvation Army Human Needs Index reboot and quarterly update was publicly released on May 19.
May 18—Una Osili, director of research, was invited to speak at the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, sponsored by the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Una presented on research about national trends in philanthropy and comparisons for the Indianapolis community.
May 18—The Tax Policy and Philanthropy report commissioned by the Independent Sector was released.
May 23—Xiaonan Kou (Coco), associate director of research, was invited to present to the Carmel Lions Club. Coco’s presentation was on philanthropic trends, motivations, and how service organizations engage younger generations. The school’s past studies on Lions clubs members were also shared.
May 31—Una Osili, director of Research, was invited to present at the University of Rochester, Women as Leaders in Philanthropy event in New York City. Una’s presentation was on the tradition of giving.
June 13— Giving USA 2017 release
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