Annual Programs

Engaging faith leaders, scholars, students, and the local community on topics of faith and giving

Lake Institute on Faith & Giving offers two annual public programs: the Thomas H. Lake Lecture and the Lake Distinguished Visitor Program. Noteworthy scholars and practitioners are invited to share their research, professional expertise, and personal giving stories. 

Lake Distinguished Visitor Program

In partnership with local community groups, every year we design an innovative program to:

  • Spark transformational giving
  • Foster the imagination of local civic leaders
  • Give birth to the next generation of visionary donors

We host distinguished scholars and practitioners within the field of faith and philanthropy. These visitors offer public lectures and share their philanthropic stories. The goal of this program is to build bridges of cooperation and learning with the IU campus, scholars and the greater Indianapolis community.

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