World’s first school of philanthropy to celebrate 30 years of education, innovation and research Sept. 8 in Indianapolis
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will launch its yearlong 30th anniversary celebration with a Sept. 8 kickoff event in Indianapolis exploring the future of philanthropy.
The school’s predecessor the Center on Philanthropy was founded in 1987 at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). It pioneered the field of philanthropic studies and created the first bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in the field. Today, the school’s alumni serve in large and small nonprofits and NGOs, government and public policy roles, and corporations and private organizations around the world, from major national and international leadership positions to hands-on service provision at neighborhood community centers and food banks.
The Fund Raising School at the school has trained thousands of nonprofit fundraisers and has taught on every continent except Antarctica. Regarded nationally as a leader in philanthropy research and education, the school also is home to unique institutes that provide specialized research, education and training in two vital aspects of philanthropy: the Women’s Philanthropy Institute and Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.
The Sept. 8 kickoff event will include a panel discussion on the future of philanthropy, as well as conversations about the school’s accomplishments and future. Speakers and conversation leaders will include IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar, Dean Amir Pasic, members of the philanthropic community, and school faculty and staff including Bill Stanczykiewicz, Tyrone Freeman, Gene Tempel, Dwight Burlingame, Tim Seiler, Les Lenkowsky, Jennifer Staashelm, and Fran Huehls.
The 4:00-6:00 p.m. event will begin with a program in the Basile Theater at the Herron School of Art + Design’s Eskenazi Hall on the IUPUI campus, 735 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. An outdoor reception featuring picnic food, games and fun will follow the program.
Beyond this week’s festivities, a 30th anniversary lecture series will bring key leaders, thinkers, and innovators in philanthropy to IUPUI to share ideas, insights, and reflections on philanthropy today and tomorrow. Confirmed speakers for the series include Scott Harrison, Founder of Charity: Water, Larry Kramer, president and CEO of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Joel Fleishman, professor of law and public policy sciences at Duke University School of Law.
About the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
(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—voluntary action for the public good—through its academic, research and international programs and through The Fund Raising School, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. Follow us on Twitter @IUPhilanthropy or “Like” us on Facebook.