Dean's Update

To start our still chilly month of April we welcomed Diana Aviv, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Distinguished Visiting Practitioner and Visiting Fellow, to the school to share her insights with faculty and students. And we celebrated Terra Seidel, M.A. ’09, and Kevin Seidel as they received the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award

2018 Spirit of Philanthropy-Terra Seidel

I also had the pleasure of meeting Maria Quintana, president at Q2u Strategic Advisory Group, attending the Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase during which five of our students (see more details in the Student Services recap below) were awarded the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion. We also had a nice visit with Timmy Global Health Executive Director Kristina Graff and Board Chair Ashish Kalgaonkar as they work to expand their development efforts. At the Economic Club Lunch I was pleased to host Marc Johnson and master’s student Xu Liu as we listened to noted China expert Minxin Pei.

I was pleased to join the family of bachelor’s student Rosie Tarlton as she was recognized as one of IUPUI's Top 100 students.  

On April 17 our team was in Washington, D.C., where U.S. Senator Todd Young from Indiana joined us for the public launch of the Global Philanthropy Environment Index, and David Rubenstein interviewed Henrietta Fore, executive director of UNICEF, before professors Una Osili and Carol Adelman led a panel of experts. The following day we were hosted by Cummins in Indianapolis for a second launch and had the pleasure of hearing from a panel that included Nick Deychakiwsky, civil society program officer, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Jim Morris, vice chairman, Pacers Sports & Entertainment; Rob Smith, senior director, Corporate Responsibility and president, Eli Lilly and Company Foundation; and Marsha Stone, senior director of Commercial Enterprise, Indianapolis Airport Authority.  Please see the information motion graphic about the project. 

Our Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Board of Visitors (BOV) meeting was very well attended and we were joined by the Alumni Board and several important guests for our 30th Anniversary “A Celebration of Family Fellowship” luncheon. During the meeting we also said farewell to outgoing BOV member Gwen Perry Davis.

We also hosted the inaugural meeting of the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative Advisory Council and celebrated our outstanding B.A. student and Chancellor’s Scholar Liesel Jaeger during the Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation, during which we also recognized some of the outstanding awards received by members of our faculty (see more details in the Academic Program/Student Services section). Our annual Employee Appreciation Lunch celebrated the staff who make it all possible. The Outstanding Staff Award went to both Xiaonan (Coco) Kou and Michele Farris.

John Lippincott, president emeritus of CASE, visited with us to provide a friendly audit of our marketing efforts. He was joined for part of his visit by Bob Lindgren, president of Randolph-Macon College, who like me is a member of the National Philanthropy Commission Working Committee, which I attended in Washington, D.C., at the end of the month.

In addition to participating in a discussion on philanthropic trends hosted by J.P. Morgan at Newfields, I was most engaged by the showcase of our students’ senior capstone projects, presented in the form of innovative e-portfolios that synthesize their learning in part to appeal to employers. We also heard terrific presentations by our Ford Foundation ARNOVA/AROCSA Fellows from across Africa as they reflected on their impressive careers in light of their learning and deliberations while they were in residence with us through a partnership with Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). 

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April 27Park Tudor Alumni Association and Park Tudor School honored Irene "Renie" Lilly McCutchen '58 for her substantial contributions to philanthropy, volunteerism and service at their Alumni Weekend-Distinguished Alumni Dinner.

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May

  • 12, IUPUI Commencement 1:00-3:00 p.m., Lucas Oil Stadium
  • 12, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Commencement Ceremony and Reception, starting at 4:00 p.m., Indiana Convention Center, rooms 125-128
  • 14-15, Lehn Benjamin: 1st Annual Research, Policy and Practice Series & Summit Redesign for Whole Families Summit, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minneapolis MN
  • 17, “Reflecting on Religion and Philanthropy: Past and Present” (Lake Institute), 5:30-7:00 p.m., Athenaeum – Damenvervein Room, Indianapolis, IN
  • 22: Women’s Philanthropy Institute Impact Investing report release
  • 28, Memorial Day—OFFICE CLOSED

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Academic Programs/Student Services

Student Activities/Awards

2018 Plater Medallion recipientsApril 1014 Annual Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase
William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion recipients

Bachelor’s medallion recipients:

  • Elliot Dunbar, Greencastle
  • Taylor Parker, Marion
  • Rosie Tarlton, Anderson  

Master’s medallion recipients:

  • Kinga Zsofia Horvath, Pécs, Hungary
  • Mohamed Merzoug, Carmel

Top 100 Rosie TarltonApril 132018 IUPUI Top 100 Students Recognition DinnerThe top 100 junior and senior students at IUPUI will be honored.

Rosie Tarlton, B.A. ’18, was selected as an IUPUI Top 100 student.

April 23Dynamic Diversity Awards Reception
Two of our Ph.D. students, Dana Doan and Tiara Dungy were honored for their hard work with regards to the Implicit Bias workshop that they coordinated as part of the Chancellor’s initiative to make our campus more welcoming. Our school is so proud of their commitment to diversity and positive change to IUPUI’s culture.   

Dynamic Diversity is a program created via a partnership between the IU School of Social Work and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and is funded by the IUPUI Welcoming Campus Innovation Fund. The Dynamic Diversity Project provided funding for diversity related events which brought together IUPUI students and community organizations. Dynamic Diversity also provided scholarship funding to students from diverse backgrounds. The reception was an opportunity to celebrate the work of the students and community partners who participated in this initiative.

Liesel JaegerLiesel Jaeger, B.A. ’18, was named a Chancellor’s Scholar.

April 27—IUPUI Division of Undergraduate Education Spring Awards Convocation

First-Year Seminar Outstanding Student Honoree Acknowledgement
Our student who was honored is Arriana Rainwater
She is one of our majors and was a student in Pamela Clark’s freshman seminar class. She completed an outstanding electronic personal development plan (e-portfolio) for the course.

YMCA Award
Erica Gould, B.A. student
Assistant Site Director at New Britton Elementary
Youth Development

“Not only does Erica do a great job in her duties as an assistant site director, she has developed a passion for fundraising due to her involvement with the Y and our annual campaign. Erica leads our staff ‘ask’ on the Northside, is a community campaigner and this year, she has added the role of campaign captain for the North region to her plate. Erica provides resources and leadership to our entire team of site staff. In addition, Erica leads the fundraising efforts for her site goal. Erica met the site goal of $1,600.00 with one event this year, and her site was the first to goal for our entire center!”

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April 9-13—National Student Employee Appreciation Week

April 23Senior Capstone Showcase

Instructed by Professor Tyrone Freeman, the spring 2018 PHST P450 class shared their work completed in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philanthropic Studies with an inspiring showcase of artifacts from their High Impact Practices curriculum. Graduating seniors presented their e-portfolios and share plans for what’s next.

April 23Career Leadership Preparedness Workshop: Connecting Through Effective Communication
Presenter: John Lippincott
CASE President Emeritus
Of Counsel Consultant, Marts & Lundy
Ethos, Pathos, Logos: Ancient Wisdom and Contemporary Communication - effective communication is, arguably, the single-most important skill for professionals working in the non-profit sector. Positive working relationships with both the beneficiaries and the benefactors of non-profit organizations are driven by thoughtfully and purposefully crafted messages, both written and oral. Using Aristotle’s rhetorical framework, this workshop will offer ideas both ancient and contemporary for communicating persuasively in the current communications environment.

Student Services/Recruitment

  • April 9-10—Indiana Afterschool Network in Indianapolis
  • April 12-13—2018 Diverse Philanthropy and Leadership Conference, Washington D.C.
  • April 15-18—AFP International, New Orleans, LA
  • April 18—Jefferson Awards Ceremony, Indianapolis, IN
  • April 21—Starfish Mega Event, IUPUI 

Philanthropy Research Workshop

April 9Brian Goldstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Swarthmore College
"Community Empowerment and the Built Environment: Lessons from Harlem"

April 17Leilah Vevaina, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
"Shifting Modes of Giving and Their Effects on Community Preservation: Some Insights from Mumbai"

Faculty Activities, Awards, and Publications

Julie Hatcher  Katie Herrold  Lehn Benjamin  Pat Danahey Janin

April 2—Panel conversation with Diana Aviv, Les Lenkowsky, and Gene Tempel (for students)

April 5Lehn Benjamin gave a talk at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration in Chicago, IL.

April 11-12Dwight Burlingame, professor of philanthropic studies and Glenn Family Chair in Philanthropy, was the guest on the Morning Fill Up at the Rapid City, SD Garage. The evening before he was the dinner guest with a diverse group of community leaders. At the morning coffee with about 120 residents from around western South Dakota a conversation was held focusing on the role of philanthropy in the community. The event is sponsored by The Numad Group, led by Matt Elhman, Ph.D. ’18, and the Bush Foundation. The morning concluded with an interview with South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

April 13CASE Indiana Spring Conference
"Calling all Colleagues: Engaging Faculty and Staff Donors"
GeneTempel and Genevieve Shaker

Robert Bringle, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Philanthropic Studies, IUPUI, received notice of his second Fulbright grant. It is a Global Scholar Fulbright that will take him to Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore during May, 2018; Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain in September, 2018; and Vrije University Amsterdam during October, 2019. The work is focused on faculty and curricular development to institutionalize service learning.

Marjorie A. Lyles, Ph.D., affiliate faculty, is the incoming President of the Academy of International Business (AIB).

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International Programs

April 23—Ford NGO Leadership Transition Fellows Final Symposium and Luncheon

The inaugural cohort of the Ford Foundation-funded NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (LTFP) in Africa concluded with presentations by the distinguished recipients as they prepared to return home. Fellows presented their final projects in a "5 slides/5 minutes" format, followed by Q&A.

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Lake Institute on Faith & Giving

April 4—Lake Institute Program Manager Anne Brock gave a workshop at the Pathways to Generosity Conference in Dallas, TX. The workshop focused on current giving trends.

April 5-6—The second of two sessions of our four-day Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) course was led by Melissa Spas in partnership with Reformed Church in America at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. This custom ECRF course focused specifically on Hispanic congregations.

Lake Institute ECRF

April 9-12—Lake Institute’s four-day Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising course was led by Melissa Spas and adjunct instructor Phil Jamieson in Chicago, IL. This was a custom course offered for Samaritan Institute, that gathering leaders from their faith-based counseling centers across the country. This was the first of three custom offerings for Samaritan Institute.

AprilMelissa Spas together with our partners at Cooperative Baptist Fellowship led a custom Personal Finance seminar the first part of the week followed by our Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity seminar in the latter part of the week.

April 21—Part one of a three-part Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity seminar was led by our partners at Reformed Church of America in Grand Rapids, MI.

April 26—A custom workshop titled Financial Stewardship and Fundraising was taught by Melissa Spas for our partner Leadership Roundtable’s Toolbox for Pastoral Management program in Tipton, IN.

Melissa Spas and Thad Austin gave a custom workshop for the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis on Fundraising and Stewardship.

April 28—The first of three Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity seminars was taught by Melissa Spas with our partner Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in New Brunswick, NJ.

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Research

Una Osili, Associate Dean for Research and International Programs

April 3—Presented to the 400+-member advancement team at the University of Southern California on behalf of The Fund Raising School. She was part of a team of high-level experts who discussed larger concepts in the nonprofit sector and how they apply to fundraising. Her presentation was entitled “Understanding Donor Motivations.”

April 10—Presented at the State Street Global Advisors Charitable Asset Management 2018 Gift Planning Conference held in Boston, MA. Her presentation was entitled “Changing Philanthropic Landscape.”

April 12—Presented to a master’s class at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies in New York. Her presentation was entitled “Why Data Matters in Philanthropy.” Over 200 registered for the event, including students, alumni, faculty, prospective students, development staff, and nonprofit leaders in the New York City community.

April 17Global Philanthropy Environment Index event
“The Changing Landscape of Global Philanthropy”
Hudson Institute
Washington, D.C.

Una Osili, associate dean for research and international programs, led the session and panel on the Global Philanthropy Environment Index held at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. Speakers included U.S. Senator Todd Young, Henrietta Fore, executive director of UNICEF, David Rubenstein, philanthropist and co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group. The panel included Carol Adelman, senior fellow, Hudson Institute and visiting research professor, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy; Doug Rutzen, president and CEO, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, and Parastou Youssefi, senior program officer, Philanthropic Partnership, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The presentation was entitled “The Changing Landscape of Global Philanthropy.”

April 18Global Philanthropy Environment Index event
“The Changing Context for Global Philanthropy: What Does it Mean for Local and Global Communities?”
Cummins
Indianapolis, IN

Una Osili, associate dean for research and international programs, led the session and panel on the Global Philanthropy Environment Index held at Cummins in Indianapolis, IN. The panel included Carol Adelman, senior fellow, Hudson Institute and visiting research professor, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy; Jim Morris, vice chairman, Pacers Sports & Entertainment; Rob Smith, senior director, Corporate Responsibility and president, Eli Lilly and Company Foundation; Marsha Stone, senior director of Commercial Enterprise, Indianapolis Airport Authority; and Nick Deychakiwsky, civic society program officer, Charles Steward Mott Foundation. The presentation was entitled “The Changing Context for Global Philanthropy: What Does It Mean for Local and Global Communities?”

April 23—Presented a webinar for Vanguard Charitable in Valley Forge, PA. Jane Greenfield, president and CEO of Vanguard Charitable and Una had a discussion around “Values-Based Philanthropy.” In addition, Una recorded four mini videos about to a master’s class at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies in New York. Her presentation was entitled “Why Data Matters in Philanthropy.” Over 200 registered for the event, including students, alumni, faculty, prospective students, development staff, and nonprofit leaders in the New York City community.

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April 15Sasha Zarins, project coordinator, presented at the Association of Fundraising Professionals conference in New Orleans, LA. The school’s accepted session was on the findings from the recent board diversity report conducted in partnership with Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates (JGA) and BoardSource. Joining Sasha in the presentation were Angela White, president and CEO of JGA, and Vernetta Walker, chief governance officer and vice president of programs, BoardSource. The presentation was entitled “Embracing the growing importance of board diversity: philanthropy, leadership & board engagement.” Attendance was close to 100 participants.

April 30Global Philanthropy Environment Index shows political uncertainty as greatest challenge to global philanthropy

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