Nageeb Sumar will kick off IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s 30th Anniversary Speaker Series November 7
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is marking its three decades at the forefront of philanthropy education and research with a 30th Anniversary Speakers Series during the 2017-2018 academic year.
The series will bring national and international philanthropy leaders to Indianapolis and the IUPUI campus to discuss myriad aspects of wealth and poverty, giving and volunteering, the social, cultural and civil society issues the nation is facing, innovative solutions, and the roles that individuals, communities, government, business and the philanthropic sectors can play.
Nageeb Sumar of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will launch the series on Nov. 7 with a discussion of the Gates Foundation’s efforts to increase the quantity and quality of generosity by everybody, from high net worth individuals to everyday givers, through its Giving by All initiative and its philanthropic partnerships. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Indiana Room of Hine Hall on the IUPUI campus, 875 W. North St. in Indianapolis. It is free and open to the public. An RSVP is requested.
Sumar is deputy director on the philanthropic partnerships team at the foundation. He oversees the foundation’s work on policy, systems and innovation in philanthropy. He previously served on its donor government relations team, where he led and oversaw the foundation’s engagement with Canada, Australia, Japan and Korea, and assisted its U.S. government relations team in building support and partnerships around the foundation’s polio and vaccines work. Sumar has also worked as an associate at law firms in Washington, D.C., focusing on international finance transactions, and at Oxfam America on microfinance and market access issues.
Upcoming speakers in the 30th Anniversary Speaker Series include:
Larry Kramer, president, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, will speak about “Fixing Congress: Before and After (the 2016 election, of course)” on Jan. 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (time tentative) in University Hall, Room 1006, 301 University Blvd., on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis Kramer served from 2004 to 2012 as Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School. He spearheaded significant educational reforms, pioneering a new model of multidisciplinary legal studies while enlarging the clinical education program and incorporating a public service ethos.
At the start of his career, Kramer served as a law clerk and then professor of law at the University of Chicago and University of Michigan. He joined the New York University School of Law in 1994 as associate dean for research and academics and Russell D. Niles Professor of Law. Kramer is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Law Institute. He also serves on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations.
Scott Harrison, founder and CEO, charity: water will discuss “Reinventing Philanthropy” when he delivers Lake Institute on Faith & Giving’s Thomas H. Lake Lecture on March 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. This program is part of the Indiana University Bicentennial Lecture Series. The event will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th St. in Indianapolis.
Turning his full attention to the global water crisis and the world’s 663 million people without clean water to drink, Harrison created public installations and innovative online fundraising platforms to spread international awareness of the issue. In 10 years, with the help of more than 1 million donors worldwide, charity: water has raised over $250 million and funded over 23,000 water projects in 24 countries. When completed, those projects will provide over 7.1 million people with clean, safe drinking water. Harrison was recently recognized in Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list, the Forbes Magazine Impact 30 list and was recently #10 in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business issue. He is currently a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Joel Fleishman, professor of law and public policy, Duke University School of Law, will speak about “Putting Wealth to Work” on March 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (time tentative). Fleishman joined the Duke faculty in 1971, was founding director of what is now the Sanford School of Public Policy, and has served Duke as vice president, senior vice president and first senior vice president.
Taking part-time leave from Duke from 1993-2003, he became president of The Atlantic Philanthropic Service Company (NYC), the U.S. program staff of Atlantic Philanthropies. Fleishman was director of the Sanford School’s Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society and director of the Sanford School’s Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions. He was chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Urban Institute until stepping down in May 2014, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ralph Lauren Corporation.
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is the world’s first school dedicated solely to the study and teaching of philanthropy. Established in 2012, the school was inaugurated in 2013 and named for one of America’s great philanthropic families in honor of their generations of generosity and leadership.
Indiana University has been at the vanguard of philanthropy education since the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University was founded at IUPUI in 1987. Led by the center, IU established the field of philanthropic studies; established the nation’s first bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in the field; and created the nation’s first endowed chair in philanthropy.
About the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
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