Irene McCutchen*

*Board of Visitors Lifetime Member

Board of Visitors


  • Duke University, B.A., 1962


Born in Indianapolis, attended Tudor Hall School, Duke University. Married William W. McCutchen Jr. June 16, 1962. One son, William W. McCutchen III was born while Bill served in the U.S.M.C. Bill attended Harvard Business School graduating in 1967. Sixteen years were spent in various locations on assignment with Eli Lilly and Company. Moved to Bloomington and attended M.A. classes at IU School of Education while Bill completed his Ph.D. in business at IU. Moved to Westport, Connecticut in 1988. Two grandsons, Kyle (age 11) and Mathew (age 7) live in Beverly Hills, California.

Current Projects

  • Lilly Family School of Philanthropy—Board of Visitors Member
  • Third Millennium Foundation—President
  • Indian Gospel Mission, Chennai, India
  • Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation—Committee Member
  • Duke Divinity School—Center for Reconciliation
  • Luis Palau President’s Council—participating in CityServe NYC 2014 and 2015
  • Greens Farms Church, Westport, Connecticut—Deacon
  • New York City Leadership Center—Movement Day
  • Humane Society of the U.S. Faith Partner Projects, Indiana State Council
  • Heritage Museums and Gardens—Corporator

Honors & Awards

  • Charles A. Dukes For Outstanding Volunteer Service Award—from Duke University 2014

Other Activities

  • Community Bible Study—25 years, leadership roles for 22 years
  • Fairfield County Connecticut Philanthropic Ventures
  • Family events in Indiana, Massachusetts, and California
  • Church events in Connecticut and New York City
  • International travel
  • Theater and Symphony