Philanthropy and Fundraising Symposium - #SYM28

#SYMP28 VIDEO

Keynote: Alan Hassenfeld

Breaking 2%: Kim Laughton


Organized by Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Co-chairs:
Dwight Burlingame, Glenn Family Chair in Philanthropy and Professor of Philanthropic Studies

Tim Seiler, Rosso Fellow in Philanthropic Fundraising and Clinical Professor of Philanthropic Studies

Speakers

Register today to engage with practitioners and scholars in an interactive and reflective look at what we know and what we need to know about philanthropy and fundraising.


Beth Breeze
Beth Breeze

Dr. Beth Breeze is director of the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. Before doctoral training she worked for a decade as a fundraiser and charity manager; this experience and her ongoing strong links with the UK charity sector make practitioner concerns central to her academic output.

Her core research interests are major donors and major donor fundraisers: she is the lead UK contributor to the annual global Million Dollar Donor Report and her first book, published in 2013 and co-authored with Theresa Lloyd, is Richer Lives: why rich people give. Forthcoming books include The Routledge Reader on Philanthropy (co-edited with Michael Moody) and The New Fundraisers: who organizes generosity in contemporary Society?  She is also involved in a range of research on topics including: how donors choose charities; fundraising for unpopular causes; philanthropic journeys; giving circles; and employee fundraising.

Beth teaches undergraduate and masters courses on philanthropy, fundraising, and volunteering. In 2016, she will launch the UK’s first M.A. in Philanthropic Studies, which will be available by distance learning.


Megan Buckley
Megan Buckley

Megan Buckley is a Third Generation (3G) member of the Tracy Family Foundation (TFF).  She serves as Chair of TFF’s Next Generation Advisory Board (NGAB). In addition, in 2007, she held a one-year seat on the TFF board.  Her non-profit Junior Board experience includes Girls on the Run/Chicago (2013) and Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition/St. Louis (2014-2015).

In 2013, she co-founded a Chicago chapter of Dining for Women with two of her cousins. Currently, Megan is a Meeting and Event Coordinator at Dot Foods in St. Louis, Missouri.  She serves as Co-Chair of the Dot Foods/St. Louis Charity Committee. Megan received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia (2010) in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Megan is pursuing a Master of Nonprofit Management at Fontbonne University and plans to graduate in May 2016. Most recently, she was accepted to participate in the Exponent Philanthropy’s Next Gen Fellowship Program.


David Daniels
David Daniels

Dr. David D. Daniels III is Henry Winters Luce Professor of World Christianity at McCormick Theological Seminary where he joined the faculty in 1987. He has taught as an occasional professor at seminaries in the Philippines and Ghana. The author of over twenty scholarly book chapters and journal articles, he has published on topics related the history of African American Christianity and of Global Pentecostalism.

One of his research areas is the history of the funding of African American churches. Daniels has served as a member of eight research projects funded by various foundations, including the Eli Lilly Endowment, the Luce Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trust. Daniels has delivered public lectures at over twenty colleges and seminaries in the United States and other countries along with presenting academic papers at conferences in over ten countries in addition to the United States such as Malaysia, South Korea, Senegal, Nigeria, Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland. He has served as the president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and co-chair of the Reformed-Pentecostal International Dialogue. Currently, Daniels serves on the Advisory Board of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving.


Sloane Davidson
Sloane Davidson

An active philanthropist, Sloane has raised more than $1.5 million dollars to date for nonprofits and is currently on the board of She's The First, an advisor to Resolve Network and served as Kiva Fellow in the Philippines. Sloane has created nationally recognized fundraising campaigns, the most well-known being “Cause It’s My Birthday,” a nationwide malaria prevention campaign and Gulf Coast Benefit, to support Gulf Coast communities after the BP oil spill.

In 2010, Sloane attended the World Economic Forum as the citizen journalist for NewsCorp.  She co-founded NOLAlicious, a weekly e-newsletter about New Orleans and organized the first CrisisCampNOLA, as a response to the earthquake in Haiti.

Before embarking on a new career as a strategy consultant, writer and public speaker, Sloane held senior leadership positions at mcgarrybowen and Lippe Taylor. She led social media and digital marketing teams to launch campaigns for leading brands including: JPMorgan Chase, United Airlines, Elizabeth Arden, philosophy, Paul Mitchell, Keds and IKEA. Prior to working with brands, Sloane worked at a startup for social good and as a fundraiser.

Sloane’s career began at Ernst & Young where she worked on the Entrepreneur of the Year program. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Sloane received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Vermont.


Claudine Donikian
Claudine Donikian

Claudine A. Donikian, JD, MBA, is the president, chief executive officer, and chief marketing officer of Pentera, Inc., and is regarded as one of the foremost experts in planned giving marketing. She is a frequent speaker on the national planned giving and AFP circuits and writes and conducts training modules for Pentera training seminars.

As Pentera's chief marketing officer, she is the editor-in-chief for Pentera's corporate marketing content as well as client marketing content and personally consults with a select group of Pentera's clients on their marketing strategy and execution. Claudine's professional area of interest is women in philanthropy, and she serves as a member of the Advisory Council for the prestigious Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and as a member of the board of directors of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (PPP).

Claudine graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University, received an MA in French from New York University, and holds a JD and an MBA from Boston College. She serves on the board of directors of the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York in Manhattan (PPGGNY), the Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund (a child abuse prevention agency), and the Brookview House (which provides housing for homeless women and children).


Tom Glenn
Tom Glenn

Thomas K. Glenn II, Chair, The Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation is a native resident of Atlanta, Georgia. He received an AB degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and MBA and PhD degrees from Georgia State University. His business career began at Trust Company Bank (now SunTrust).

He later taught Management and Entrepreneurship at Emory University’s school of Business. Subsequent consulting endeavors resulted in his leaving the teaching profession to become president of a cost engineering firm.

Tom now devotes most of his time to philanthropic interests and serves as Chair of the Hilda and Wilbur Glenn Family Foundation. He has served on a number of non-profit boards, including the Westminster Schools, the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Georgia Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. The Glenn Foundation is a supporter of health, education, and human services organizations.

Tom is an avid fan of traditional American blues and folk music and enjoys playing the guitar. Other hobbies include boating, hiking, and spending as much time as possible with his wife, his two daughters, and their families.


Jill Gordon
Jill Gordon

Jill Gordon has served as the Program Director and primary contact for the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) since August 2011. Locally based in Indianapolis, Indiana and nationally connected, YPII is a signature program of the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.

The mission of this unique statewide collaborative is “to grow lifelong philanthropists who share of their time, talent, and treasure for the common good.” YPII encourages foundations and youth-serving organizations to engage youth in four pillars of philanthropy: serving, giving, leading, and engaging within their communities. As Program Director, Jill oversees YPII's role in providing trainings, resources, technical assistance and best practices to nonprofits and foundations promoting and supporting youth philanthropy efforts. Jill brings 15 years of experience in the nonprofit arena with a strong focus on program and curriculum development, training and evaluation, grant writing, and nonprofit management.


Maureen Hackett
Maureen Hackett

Maureen has worked in the philanthropy sector in various positions for over 30 years. She has served as Chairman of the Board of several non-profit organizations, as an adviser to many others and as an avid supporter of the community at-large. Her experience in governance issues, strategic planning, development, community outreach, and board development has provided her with hands-on knowledge and experience on both a local and national level.

Current Boards, Affiliation and Accolades

  • Trustee, Advisory Board, Alliance for Catholic Education, University of Notre Dame
  • Advisory Board, Behavioral and Developmental Collaborative at Texas Children's Hospital
  • Member, Community Foundation Council at Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • Board Member, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Member, Faculty and Community Advisory Board of The College Toolbox Project
  • Member, MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors
  • Board Member, The Menninger Clinic
  • Chair, The Menninger Clinic Foundation
  • Board Member, American Psychiatric Foundation
  • Member, Women Moving Millions
  • Honorary Board Member, Mental Health America of Greater Houston
  • Trustee, Nantucket Cottage Hospital Board
  • President and Chair, Nantucket Cottage Hospital Foundation
  • President’s Advisory Council, University of St. Thomas
  • Recipient of the Maurice Hirsch Award for Philanthropy
  • Recipient of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute’s Shaw-Hardy Taylor Award


Alan Hassenfeld
Alan Hassenfeld

Alan Hassenfeld, international business leader and philanthropist, is the former Chairman of the Board and present Chairman of the Executive Committee of Hasbro, Inc. a multi-billion dollar international toy company. Under his leadership, Hasbro has become a worldwide leader in children’s and family entertainment. Its brands and products are some of the most recognizable and respected throughout the world.

Alan is a business leader with a passion for philanthropy. His far reaching impact has crossed local, regional, national, and international borders. From the beginning of his career, he has been involved in literally hundreds of charitable and social causes. His enthusiasm and spirit have touched the lives of millions of people and impacted communities across the world. Whether he is fighting for the human rights of manufacturing workers in Asia or coexistence in the Middle East, his energy and guidance always provide positive results.

Alan believes in active leadership. Through his charitable work and foundation participation, he has the ability to stay involved in hundreds of community, social, and political causes. These include primarily children’s issues, social responsibility, political reform, and social entrepreneurship. His goal is always to focus on what can be done better and what needs to be developed in order to establish foundations for future success. The goal of the family foundation is to be a catalyst for positive change and collaboration.

Mr. Hassenfeld has been honored many times for his efforts. His awards come from diverse organizations including universities, charitable organizations, political and religious communities as well as corporate institutes. Many are lifetime awards, which is a reflection of his beliefs. Alan has focused much time throughout his life on issues and concerns throughout the world. He has used his position as Hasbro’s Chairman of the Executive Committee to break barriers and build foundations, positively affecting the lives of people across the world.

Mr. Hassenfeld has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds nine honorary degrees from prestigious universities around the world and has been elected to four halls of fame. He lives in Florida with his wife of 27 years.


Annie Hernandez
Annie Hernandez

Annie Hernandez, Ph.D., serves as the executive director for the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation. She led the development of its special project, Youth Philanthropy Connect, which connects youth ages 8-21 involved in philanthropy through their families or a foundation with their peers, and provides education programs that advance youth involvement in philanthropy and the professional skills of the next generation of philanthropic leaders.

Previously, Annie led the next generation efforts and developed the Good Works Connect network of nonprofits in downstate Illinois for The Lumpkin Family Foundation. Her other experience includes service in a variety of roles in public and nonprofit organizations, including a management support organization, the State of Indiana’s Rural Affairs, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership at the University of Georgia where she was faculty with the Community Leadership Association, and Fiesta Indianapolis, Inc. where she was its first executive director.

Annie serves on the national board for Learning to Give as well as a number of family philanthropy-related committees. She received the inaugural Young and Emerging Capacity Builder Award from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management. Along with being a 21/64 trainer, Annie earned her M.S. in Agricultural, Environmental Communication and Education at the University of Illinois, and her B.S. from Texas A&M University. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University with her dissertation focused on effective networked nonprofits. 


Russell James
Russell James

Russell James, J.D., Ph.D., CFP® is a professor in the Department of Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University. He holds the CH Foundation Chair in Personal Financial Planning and directs the on-campus and online graduate program in Charitable Financial Planning. Additionally, he teaches Charitable Gift Planning at the Texas Tech University School of Law. 

He graduated, cum laude, from the University of Missouri’s School of Law where he was a member of the Missouri Law Review. While in law school he received the United Missouri Bank Award for Most Outstanding Work in Gift and Estate Taxation and Planning. He also holds a Ph.D. in consumer economics from the University of Missouri, where his dissertation was on charitable giving.  Prior to his career as an academic researcher, Dr. James worked as the director of planned giving for Central Christian College in Moberly, Missouri for six years and later served as president of the college for more than five years, where he had direct and supervisory responsibility for all fundraising.

Dr. James has over 150 publications in academic journals, conference proceedings, and books. They predominantly focus on statistical analysis and neuroimaging analysis related to gifts, estates, and property. 


David King
David King

Dr. David P. King is the Karen Lake Buttrey Director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving as well as Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies within the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School and completed a Ph.D. in Religion from Emory University in 2012.

Trained as an American religious historian, his research interests broadly include exploring the practices of twentieth-century American and global faith communities as well as more specifically investigating how the religious identity of faith-based nonprofits shapes their motivations, rhetoric, and practice.

His current project, Seeking to Save the World: The Evolution of World Vision, American Evangelicalism, and Global Humanitarianism, traces the sixty year history of World Vision, the world’s largest Christian humanitarian organization in order to investigate the evolving understandings of religious identity, international development, and public policy within the history of international relief and development organizations. He is passionate about research and teaching, but as an ordained minister having served local churches and national faith-based organizations, he is also fueled by facilitating conversations with faith leaders, donors, and fundraisers around the intersections of faith and giving.


Sara Konrath
Sara Konrath

Dr. Sara Konrath is an assistant professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2007. Konrath is the director of the Interdisciplinary Program on Empathy and Altruism Research (iPEAR), a research lab with a primary focus on motivations, traits, and behaviors relevant to philanthropic giving, volunteering, and other prosocial behaviors. 

Her recent research has found that empathy has been declining in recent years among younger generations in the United States. Other research has found that people’s motives for giving have implications for their health.

In her current work, she is using mobile phones to implement empathy-building programs. Her work has been published in top scientific journals and has been featured in several media outlets, including the New York Times, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, CNN, and NPR radio. See www.iPEARlab.org for more information. 


Kim Laughton
Kim Laughton

Kim Laughton is President of Schwab Charitable, a non-profit donor-advised fund account provider established by Charles Schwab & Co. to make charitable giving simpler and more tax-effective for its clients. As a non-profit, Schwab Charitable is governed by an independent board of directors.

Kim has held a variety of leadership, strategy, and general management positions at Schwab Charitable and Charles Schwab & Co. since 1995. Prior to that, she was vice president for Citibank-Asia/Pacific and a consultant for Bain & Company. She previously served on the board of the Educational Foundation of Orinda and as the head of its investment committee. Kim has been recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the most influential women in Bay Area business. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Business School.


Kathleen Loehr
Kathleen Loehr

Kathleen E. Loehr, principal of Kathleen Loehr & Associates, has a three-decade career in the nonprofit sector that includes leadership within the fields of fundraising, disaster fundraising, women’s philanthropy, international non-governmental organizations, early childhood education, and nonprofit effectiveness. Her fundraising background includes leading the development for the American Red Cross, Save the Children, the International Crisis Group, and key departments at Cornell University. 

She is a member of the Advisory Council for the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Her women’s philanthropy expertise results from her work across twenty years with the President’s Council of Cornell Women, American Red Cross’ Tiffany Circle, and leading the strategies for Duke, Drexel, University of San Francisco, William & Mary and National Geographic to more deeply engage with women. She is also a skilled leadership coach, giving her the ability to understand what is preventing individuals or teams from achieving their goals. 


Debra Mesch
Debra Mesch

Dr. Debra Mesch is director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. As of July 1, 2015, she holds the Eileen Lamb OGara Endowed Chair in Women’s Philanthropy at the school. Dr. Mesch’s primary responsibility for the Women’s Philanthropy Institute is to guide the research agenda on the role of gender in philanthropy.

She has undertaken studies addressing the role of women in Lions Clubs International and is currently working on a nation study of giving and volunteering of Lions Clubs in China. During her tenure as director of the WPI, she and her colleagues have written several reports for the Women Give series examining the effects of age, marital status, and income of gender differences in the likelihood and amount of giving to charity.

Dr. Mesch’s research agenda has focused on women’s philanthropy; issues of civic engagement; volunteer motivation and management; executive compensation in nonprofits; human resource management in nonprofits; diversity; and race and gender issues in giving and volunteering. Dr. Mesch received both her M.B.A. and Ph.D. in organizational behavior/human resource management from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. 


Barbara Newhouse
Barbara Newhouse

Barbara Newhouse has over 35 years of success in leading strategic initiatives resulting in operation growth and market strength. In June 2014, Barb joined The ALS Association. Prior to this role, she worked at the Arthritis Foundation, Mid Atlantic Region as Region CEO, where she created a new culture breaking down silos and empowering both staff and volunteers to lead in a unified way. Barb worked with the Foundation for four-plus years.

She has also held senior leadership roles at the Autism Society of America, the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Cancer Society.

Barb’s specialties are aligning the needs of a varied group of constituents with the overall mission and working with a grassroots chapter and volunteer network while maintaining a strategic business operations focus.

Barb holds a bachelor degree in social work and a master’s degree in health care administration. She received a certificate with the Leadership Institute on Aging in 1994 and has attended various continuing education courses with the Kellogg School of Non-Profit. Recently, Barb completed a Certificate in Leadership program through the University of Notre Dame on leading transformational organizations.


Una Osili
Una Osili

Dr. Una Osili is the director of Research at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies. An internationally recognized expert on philanthropy, Dr. Osili frequently speaks across the country on issues related to national and international trends in philanthropy and has been quoted by national news media outlets such as The New York Times, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and National Public Radio.

Osili provides guidance for the research for Giving USA, published by Giving USA Foundation. She directs the school's signature research project, the Philanthropy Panel Study (PPS). This is conducted in partnership with the University of Michigan's Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). She led an inaugural study on global trends in high net worth philanthropy in six countries and served as a member of several national and international advisory groups.

Dr. Osili is a consultant with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and has worked for the World Bank.  She has held visiting positions at Yale University and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Migration and Journal of African Economies. She earned her B.A. in Economics at Harvard University and her M.A., and Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University.


Amir Pasic
Amir Pasic

Amir Pasic became dean of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University on January 12, 2015. Prior to joining IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Dean Pasic was vice president of international operations at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). In this role, he provided strategic leadership for CASE regional offices in London, Singapore, Mexico City, and oversaw CASE activities in Africa and other areas outside of the United States.

Previously, Dean Pasic was associate dean for development and strategic planning at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) as well as executive director of the Foreign Policy Institute, where he continues to serve as a fellow. Prior to his work at SAIS, he was deputy vice president for advancement at George Washington University and a librarian at the Library of Congress.

Preceding positions include serving as deputy director for the world security project of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and faculty appointments at Brown University's Watson Institute. Dean Pasic holds a B.A. from Yale, a M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.


Betsy Peterson
Betsy Peterson

Betsy Peterson is a master teacher with a heart for experiential learning and helping students recognize their personal brilliance. Her elementary classrooms reflected a love for learning and community involvement. While teaching, she was active with piloting and writing curriculum and leading other teachers through curricular change. Later, she applied her educational expertise as product development director with a national publisher.

Betsy first learned about the impact of philanthropy education when Learning to Give piloted its lessons in Michigan schools, demonstrating that the skills, joy, and empowerment of philanthropy could be formalized into teachable knowledge and experience when integrated into all K-12 academic subjects. Ms. Peterson started at Learning to Give as a consultant and has served as an editor, writer, director of curriculum, and director. Ms. Peterson believes that as more youth open to kindness and generosity in their communities, we all have a stronger and more hopeful future.


Kerry Alys Robinson
Kerry Alys Robinson

Kerry Robinson is the executive director of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, dedicated to promoting excellence and best practices in the management, finances and human resource development of the Catholic Church by harnessing the managerial expertise and financial acumen of senior level lay executives.

Kerry is a member of the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities and FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities). She has been an advisor to and trustee of numerous grantmaking foundations, family philanthropies and charitable nonprofits since 1990 including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development, America Magazine, Jesuit Volunteers Corps, and the Gregorian University Foundation.

Kerry served as the director of development for Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University and led a $75 million fundraising drive to expand and endow the Chapel's intellectual and spiritual ministry and to construct a Catholic student center on Yale’s campus.

She is the author of Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy and a Spiritual Call to Service and the founding editor of The Catholic Funding Guide: A Directory of Resources for Catholic Activities.

She and her husband, Dr. Michael Cappello, have two children, Christopher and Sophie.


Fred Smith
Fred Smith

Fred Smith is a graduate of Denver University and Harvard Divinity School. He spent several years as teacher and administrator at Charlotte Christian School and The Stony Brook School before joining Leadership Network, where he served as president for 12 years.

Fred is the chairman of the board of Fourth Partner which is focused on strengthening education, philanthropy, and organizational capacity of non-profits in Tyler and the East Texas area.  As well, Fred is the president of The Gathering, an international association of individuals, families and foundations giving to Christian ministries. Fred and his wife Carol reside in Tyler, Texas.


Caryn Stein
Caryn Stein

Caryn Stein is the Vice President of Communications and Content for Network for Good. Caryn oversees Network for Good’s marketing efforts and manages the development and distribution of Network for Good’s wealth of online fundraising training. Caryn leads Network for Good’s education and outreach for giving days such as #GivingTuesday to drive more donors and donations to nonprofits across the country.

Caryn is also the editor of The Nonprofit Marketing Blog and created the Ultimate Donation Page Course and the Recurring Giving Challenge to help fundraisers combine the best practices of the web with compelling stories. Caryn has helped hundreds of organizations improve their fundraising campaigns and write more effective donor communications.


Gene Tempel
Gene Tempel

Dr. Gene Tempel is founding dean emeritus of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and a professor of Philanthropic Studies. He led the world’s first school devoted to research and teaching about philanthropy. An internationally recognized expert on the philanthropic sector, he has four decades of leadership and fundraising experience.

He helped found the school’s precursor, the Center on Philanthropy, and was its executive director for 11 years, transforming it into a leading national resource.

A member of several nonprofit boards, Dr. Tempel is a past chair of the national Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Ethics Committee. An early leader in creating the field of philanthropic studies, he was the first elected president of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council and a member of Independent Sector’s Expert Advisory Panel that helped create national guidelines for nonprofit governance and ethical behavior.

The author of several works in the field, he has won numerous awards and has been named among the 50 most influential nonprofit sector leaders 13 times by The NonProfit Times, which also named him the sector’s “Influencer of the Year” in 2013. He earned his Ed.D. from Indiana University and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.


Lilya Wagner
Lilya Wagner

Lilya Wagner is director of Philanthropic Service for Institutions, a consulting office specializing in services for faith-based organizations, including universities, schools, healthcare organizations and social services. From 2005-2008, Wagner was vice president for Philanthropy at Counterpart International in Washington, D.C., an international development organization.

Prior to joining Counterpart, Wagner completed 14 years of association with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, serving as associate director for public service and director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. She is on the philanthropic studies faculty of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and also teaches in the graduate program at St. Mary’s University in Minnesota.

Among Wagner’s published writings are articles and book chapters on philanthropy, fundraising and the nonprofit sector, along with books and numerous articles on a variety of interests and professional topics.

Wagner previously served as vice president at the National Association for Community Leadership and at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has received various awards for her publications as well as fundraising and marketing programs. She holds a doctorate in education from the University of Florida in Gainesville and has master’s degrees in journalism and music. 


Allison Winstel
Allison Winstel

Allison graduated in May 2015 with a BS in Public Affairs from Indiana University. From Cincinnati, OH she was the sole recipient of the ServeOhio Youth Volunteer of the Year award in 2011 and attended IU on a Wells Scholarship. As a nonprofit management major, Allison has developed interests in healthcare administration, student philanthropy, and fundraising and development.

Throughout her time at IU, Allison joined Indiana University Dance Marathon, a fundraising organization for Riley Hospital for Children and the second largest student-run philanthropy in the country. She served as a Fundraising Committee Member in 2012 and then increased her involvement with two years on the 22-member Executive Council. As the 2013 Director of Fundraising, Allison led a committee of 50 students in developing fundraising resources for 3000 student participants that raised over $2.6 million. In 2014, she served as the Vice President of Finance overseeing four committees and managing all finances to see a final donation of $3.2 million to Riley Hospital. She spent summer 2014 interning at the Riley Children’s Foundation in donor relations. Allison plans to pursue a career in consulting and will be joining Deloitte as a business analyst this year.