Osili Will Speak at Hearing on Supporting Charitable Giving During the COVID-19 Crisis
INDIANAPOLIS—Una Osili, Ph.D., Associate Dean at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI, will testify today, Tues., June 9, before the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress.
Osili, who will testify remotely, is Associate Dean for Research and International Programs, and Dean’s Fellow leading the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy at the school. She is one of four witnesses expected to speak during the hearing. The other witnesses are U.S. Senators James Lankford (Okla.) and Jean Shaheen (N.H.) and Bill Crim, President and CEO of United Way of Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, Utah. The committee is led by Chairman Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) and U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (Va.).
The hearing will begin at 2:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time. It will be livestreamed at
https://www.jec.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings-calendar?ID=D8F31B33-A73F-4547-94A4-3D2FB4F18192. Additional information is in the committee’s hearing notice, below.
Osili is an internationally recognized expert on economics and philanthropy. She previously has testified before a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the role of philanthropy and remittances in foreign aid.
An economist, Osili leads the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s extensive research program, including the school’s signature research project the Philanthropy Panel Study, its Global Philanthropy Indices and the research and writing of Giving USA: The Annual Report Philanthropy (published by Giving USA Foundation). She has pioneered new approaches to using data to better understand global and national philanthropic trends in philanthropy. Osili has been quoted by international and national news media outlets such as NPR, The New York Times, Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. She earned her B.A. in Economics at Harvard University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University.
About the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change. The school offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy through its academic, research and international programs and through The Fund Raising School, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram, and “Like” us on Facebook.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5th, 2020
Upcoming JEC Hearing: Supporting Charitable Giving During the COVID-19 Crisis
A hearing before the Joint Economic Committee will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., in room 301 of the Russell Senate Office Building.
Hearing: “Supporting Charitable Giving during the COVID-19 Crisis.”
Witnesses: Panel I
The Honorable James Lankford
U. S. Senator from Oklahoma
The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen
U. S. Senator from New Hampshire
Mr. Bill Crim, President and CEO
United Way of Salt Lake
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Una Osili, Professor of Economics and Philanthropic
Studies and Associate Dean for Research and International Programs
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Date: 2:30 p.m. US Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building
Chairman Mike Lee presiding.
Members may attend in-person or by videoconference.
For this hearing, the Joint Economic Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of Members, witnesses, staff and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.
Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available at https://www.jec.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings-calendar?ID=D8F31B33-A73F-4547-94A4-3D2FB4F18192.
All hearings are webcast live and will not be available until the hearing begins. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service should contact Amalia Halikias at (202) 577-9447.
An online version of this advisory and livestream can be found here.