It’s the end of the year, and we’re celebrating impact at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. I asked around to create “2018 by the numbers” activity to see the breadth and depth of activities here.
See for yourself – there’s a lot going on here!
Students and Alumni
211 – Number of bachelor’s, master’s, graduate certificate, and Ph.D. students this fall, from 11 countries and 29 states.
696 – Number of alumni (bachelor’s, graduate certificate, master’s, and Ph.D.) making a difference in the world in 2018. The master’s program was approved in 1993, the Ph.D. in 2003, and the bachelor’s in 2010.
“If you have a passion for helping and caring for others, then definitely look into this program.” –Macy Jackson, current undergraduate student in philanthropic studies
“My education at the school fused my love for both business and philanthropy in a symbiotic relationship. I didn’t have to choose between fulfilling my purpose and making a great living.” –Joshua Humbert, M.A. ‘15
The Fund Raising School
15 – Number of cities (including online) where public courses were offered. This includes four new cities this year, including Atlanta, Houston, New York, and Portland.
92 – Total number of public courses, Leadership Roundtables, webinars, and CNEL partnerships offered.
2,707 – Number of individuals within the programs listed above.
“Because of these courses, we can serve thousands instead of hundreds, and I am better equipped to lead my organization.” –Reverend Vanessa Tinsley, Executive Director of Bridge to Hope
Lake Institute on Faith & Giving
635 – Number of attendees at the Lake Lecture (featuring Scott Harrison) and Distinguished Visitor’s Lecture (featuring Brad Braxton, Starsky Wilson, and Aimee Laramore)
1,000 – Congregations that have participated in the NCSEP study. The study examines congregations’ theological, cultural, and practical orientations toward money and generates a deeper understanding of how congregations receive, manage, and spend their financial resources.
1,200 – Individuals served through Lake’s certificates, custom programs, and conference workshops
“Pastors and lay leaders who have participated in the Cultivating Generous Conversations (CGC) training have rated it to be among the most helpful continuing education they have experienced in church circles. The up-to-date research of CGC has direct impact on how leaders can best align their ministry objectives to their overall vision.” –Beryl Jantzi, D.Min., Everence Stewardship Education Director
Women’s Philanthropy Institute
7 – Research reports released by the institute this year on these topics related to gender and charitable giving: giving by and for women, intergenerational transmission of generosity, impact investing, retirement, elections, giving circles, and social norms
“Your research bolsters all of us as we strive to make a collective philanthropic impact where we work, live and play. Thank you for all you do to shed light on the work of so many women who now believe they have a philanthropic voice. It matters!” –Rebecca Powers
Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy
300 – People in attendance at the 2018 Diverse Speaker Series events.
The new institute will continue to host events, conduct research and training, and foster education on diversity and philanthropy.
It honors the philanthropic values and vision of Bill and Rose Mays.
“Success is not important if you don’t share it.” –Bill Mays
Faculty and Staff
21 – Number of core faculty, with disciplines ranging from psychology to economics to history to sociology to political science to public policy to public administration.
55 – Number of staff members, working in 12 different units, programs, and institutes.
“This is my dream job. Together with the students and faculty of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, I will be able to have an impact on the world, and create more generous societies.” –Pamala Wiepking, Ph.D., Visiting Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy, visiting associate professor in philanthropic studies, and one of three new faculty members at the school in Fall 2018
18* – Number of reports released by the school’s research team. Topics covered range from Giving USA, to the release of the Global Philanthropy Environment Index, to giving by high net worth donors, to giving in the workplace, to diversity and board engagement, to an outlook on philanthropy for 2018 & 2019.
“The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is uniquely positioned to bring together the effects of the economy and tax policy changes on charitable giving, and as a result, The Philanthropy Outlook is the premier resource for helping practitioners navigate this complex and dynamic landscape.” –Philippe G. Hills, President and CEO of Marts & Lundy
*This number includes the Women’s Philanthropy Institute research studies.
3 – Number of cities (Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, and Berlin) where the school held launch events for the Global Philanthropy Environment Index.
6 – Number of countries, including Australia, Germany, India, Singapore, the Netherlands, and Poland, whose delegations and visiting professors visited the school to explore partnerships, educational and training opportunities.
10 – Students who participated in the school’s study abroad program Philanthropy and Public Policy: The German Context.
14 – Ford-funded ARNOVA-AROCSA Fellows, from The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Learn more about the Fellows.
27 – Other fellows hosted by the school, including two Richard Rockefeller Fellows from China and Hong Kong and 25 Mandela Washington Fellows from 22 countries across Sub Saharan Africa.
“Our group is very grateful that this program was created because it has allowed us to branch out and learn many new things about Germany as well as the United States.” –Jeanine Addler, undergraduate student on the study abroad program
“The school is a hub of intellectual and academic discussion that synthesizes practical solutions about philanthropy. It has created a theoretical framework that helps us better understand what it means to do philanthropy, how do we do better philanthropy, and how we look at philanthropy from a macro level and interdisciplinary framework. –Oma Lee, Richard Rockefeller Fellow
3 – Honorary Indiana University degrees granted to Jerre Stead, Maureen Hackett, and Dr. Bill Enright, each of whom have ties to the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and are leading figures in the philanthropic sector.
31 – Years since the Center on Philanthropy was created. We look forward to educating more students, training more professionals, producing more practice-driven research studies, hosting more events with renowned leaders, and engaging with, challenging, and improving philanthropy in the future.
We’ve had a great year, and are looking forward to an exciting 2019.
Special thanks to Lilly Family School of Philanthropy staff members Liz Jackson, Susanna Sandifer, Jacquie Ackerman, Anne Brock, Rafia Khader, Curtis Kester, Cathie Carrigan, Adriene Davis Kalugyer, Luke Bickel, Andy Baker, and Amy Connolly for providing information for this post.