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Nov. 16: How Leaving and Staying Affects Our Philanthropy

A discussion with experts from the Center on Philanthropy

When: Wednesday, November 16 11:30 AM

Where: Marott 2625 N. Meridian St Indianapolis

IU's Center on Philanthropy is perhaps the country's leading institution for understanding civil society and voluntary action. This is achance to peek inside the discussions that go on in the Center. A panel of experts will discuss philanthropy from the point of view of those who have moved and those who both move and stay, making community in two different places. (Don;t worry: That sounds like the sort of description designed for a program to fit within Spirit & Place's desginated theme of "moving and staying" ... it should make sense in the discussion!)

The panel involves four of the Center's specialized programs:

  • the Lake Family Institute on Faith and Giving, which explores the relationship between faith and giving in the various religious traditions.
  • the Women's Philanthropy Institute, which seeks to inspire women to reach their potential as givers
  • the Philanthropy Incubator, which provides high-quality philanthropy education, training, and consulting services to help people learn to support causes they care about by giving their time, their talents, and their financial support in the most effective and strategic way
  • and The Fund Raising School, which for 30 years has taught ethical fundraising

Featured panelists will discuss how being residents in multiple locations shapes their philanthropic interests and the challenge of fundraising with donors who have multiple residences and loyalties. The panel will include:

  • Eugene R. Tempel, Executive Director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, and Professor, Higher Education, Philanthropic Studies, and Public Administration at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
  • Una Osili is an Assistant Professor in the IUPUI Department of Economics. Professor Osili’s research lies within the field of development economics. In particular, she studies how households in developing countries make economic decisions where incomes are low and variable, and especially in the presence of market imperfections. In her research, Professor Osili has collected and analyzed data in Nigeria and the United States on the transfers that immigrants send to their home families. Currently, Professor Olisi is studying the private income contributions and institutions using data from Indonesia. She plans to examine transfers to community-level institutions in other parts of the developing world and the role that community groups can play in the process of economic development
  • George Rapp, orthopedic surgeon who has played an important role in IU Med school fundraising
  • David Smith, who taught courses on medicine, religon, bioethics, and philanthropy at IU. For the last 20 years of his tenure Smith directed the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions. In addition, in collaboration with the Center on Philanthropy, the Poynter Center has been heavily involved in projects related to the moral issues in philanthropy. Smith served as a visiting professor of bioethics in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale for the 2003-4 academic year.
  • Chester Browne, philanthropist

The venue for this Spirit & Place panel will be the noon luncheon meeting of the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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