Executive Associate Dean Patrick Rooney and I were pleased to join a lively gathering of philanthropists interested in Jewish giving convened by Joel Fleishman in New York City. We hope to be able to support their efforts through our research.
In Sarasota, I met with former board chair Don Campbell and visited with the leadership and board of The Patterson Foundation, which will welcome one of our graduating master’s students for a yearlong program of immersion in the foundation’s work. I was truly impressed by The Patterson Foundation’s innovative philanthropic strategy, and I believe that our “Patterson Fellow” will have a terrific career-building experience.
While in Florida, I also visited with George and Peggy Rapp, caught up with former board members Bob Carter and Mike Henderson, and joined the IU Foundation Board of Directors for a part of their program. Meeting with Katherine Tyler Scott generated ideas about convening organizations involved with leadership training in Indianapolis.
We welcomed Dr. Glenn Rogers from USAID to the school to hear our report on our grant to understand cross-border giving. I also was honored to join part of the activities of the Indianapolis Women’s Philanthropy Conference.
In Atlanta, I visited with former board member Ray Handlan and joined a group discussing the future of philanthropy in our country. We were honored that the IU Black Philanthropy Circle made a significant gift to the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy to advance its work. Finishing up the month in Washington, DC, I was at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies to share our research on the Global Philanthropy Indices.
Eugene R. Tempel Dean