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.
Thomas H. Lake Lecture
A noted scholar is invited each year to give a public address on a topic related to faith and giving. The lecture includes a question and answer session and an opportunity to interact with the speaker.
Lake Institute is a rare place because people are invited to reflect on stewardship, faith, and giving in a rich environment where both a scientific and theological component are valued.David D. Daniels III, Ph.D., Professor of Church History, McCormick Theological Seminary
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.