The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes significant achievement in the fields of philanthropic research, practice, and academic study. This recognition exists to showcase the diverse talent trained by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and its predecessor, the Center on Philanthropy, whereas an alumnus of the school is defined as a graduate from a degree or fellowship program administered by the school at any level since 1987.
Distinguished Alumni Award
Award recipients will be recognized during a school leadership gathering in Indianapolis in October 2017. Award recipients are highly encouraged to be present to receive the award.
Nominees should meet the following criteria:
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of philanthropic research, practice, or academic study.
- Be at least five years removed from their graduation from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
- Demonstrate significant professional achievement and leadership contributed towards furthering philanthropy
- Provided leadership and service within professional associations or philanthropic organizations, or provided service to the school