Originally published on The Patterson Foundation’s blog. When The Patterson Foundation proposed a partnership specifically for our master’s degree students to compete for a fellowship at The Foundation after graduation, we did not yet know that we had found a natural partner. Philanthropic partnering is not usually this easy. However, I think the fact that… Read more »
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is a town steeped in Americana. It was the site of one of the most important battles in the Civil War, memorialized by a cemetery that Abraham Lincoln dedicated with perhaps his most important address. Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower lived there; his home and farm are now a national historic site. One… Read more »
For David King, Ph.D., Karen Lake Buttrey Director of Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and assistant professor of philanthropic studies, the aspiration to both teach and work in service to religious institutions propelled him to seek a position where he could do both. But how? After completing his undergraduate degree in history and a… Read more »
To help us kick off the year, we’re highlighting one of the newest faculty members, Dr. Laurie Paarlberg, the Charles Stewart Mott Chair on Community Foundations and professor of philanthropic studies. Name: Laurie Paarlberg, Ph.D. Educational experience: B.S. Agricultural Economics, Minor in Community Development, Purdue University; Ph.D. Public Affairs with concentrations in Public Policy and… Read more »
By Patricia Snell Herzog, Ph.D., and Patrick Dwyer, Ph.D. The other day, I was talking with a colleague who studies gratitude, Patrick Dwyer. In the midst of chatting at an event we were attending, we got to talking about the art of thank you cards.