INDIANAPOLIS - The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University today offered its congratulations to L.H. Bayley, chairman of the board of David A. Noyes & Company, who has been named recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Indiana Chapter’s (AFP-IC) 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.
“The Center on Philanthropy was privileged to nominate L.H. Bayley for this prestigious honor,” said Patrick M. Rooney, executive director of the Center on Philanthropy. “We are delighted that AFP-IC has chosen to recognize L.H.’s outstanding commitment to improving the Indianapolis community and to serving others throughout his distinguished career. His dedication to strengthening and advancing philanthropy through both his professional and personal life offers a tremendous example for others who want to make a difference.”
A highly respected business and community leader, Bayley has touched and enriched countless lives through his financial and volunteer support to the community. His personal giving and volunteer leadership have helped to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to aid fellow Hoosiers. Organizations benefitting from his skill and support include the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, St. Vincent Hospital, the Indiana Children’s Wish Foundation, the American Pianists Association and many others. He currently serves on the boards of the Center on Philanthropy, the Heart Center of Indiana, the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation and Legatus of Indiana.
Bayley’s role as a passionate fundraiser and genuine philanthropist has inspired his clients and peers to give back to the community through financial and volunteer commitments of their own. Additionally, he has frequently engaged in acts of quiet philanthropy, providing direct support to several families in need after catastrophic situations.
“L.H. Bayley’s inspiring life epitomizes the AFP awards theme, ‘Change the World with a Giving Heart.’ His impact and achievements are innumerable,” said Kim Gattle, director of development and communications for the Center on Philanthropy. “We are so fortunate that he chooses to apply his considerable talents on behalf of the Center on Philanthropy to make it possible for us to in turn help so many other nonprofit organizations achieve their vital missions.”
Nonprofit professionals and scholars in the Central Indiana community and worldwide benefit from the Center’s work, which is supported by Bayley’s board service, his financial and volunteer support of the Center’s endowment committee, and its efforts in demonstrating best practices in fundraising. His many contributions to strengthening the Center include serving as a board member since 2003, acting as business development committee chair, and serving as a member of the endowment campaign committee. In 2007, he was a member of the Center’s 20th anniversary sponsorship committee, leading the committee’s efforts with a large personal sponsorship, and challenging others to join his commitment. The 20th anniversary sponsorship committee raised more funds than any other single Center event.
Bayley has been honored numerous times for his noteworthy philanthropic endeavors, including the Distinguished Hoosier Award bestowed by Governor Frank O’Bannon in 2001, the Sagamore of the Wabash bestowed by Governor Evan Bayh in 1994 and, along with his wife of more than 50 years, Dianne Bayley, the Spirit of Service Award from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in 2001, which is the Archdiocese’s highest recognition for lay leaders. He and Dianne also received St. Vincent Hospital’s 2002 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, the hospital’s highest honor awarded to those who demonstrate exceptional qualities in service to the poor, reverence, integrity, wisdom, creativity and dedication.
Bayley will be honored by AFP-IC at its 26th annual Philanthropy Awards Dinner in Indianapolis on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
Bayley is the chairman of the 100 year-old David A. Noyes & Company, the oldest New York Stock Exchange member firm in the Midwest. He started his career at David A. Noyes in 1959 and has served as chairman since 1978. Bayley has also served on the board of governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and the executive committee of the Securities Industry Association Central States District, among others, and has earned decades of industry accolades, awards and recognition. A former captain in the U.S. Army, Bayley received special training as a missile control officer and served eight years in the Reserves.
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University is a leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice worldwide through research, teaching, training and public affairs programs in philanthropy, fundraising, and management of nonprofit organizations. A part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, the Center operates programs on the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses. More information is available at www.philanthropy.iupui.edu.