Meet Jeannie Sager, the new director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI). Sager is an accomplished fundraising leader, with over 25 years of experience, and an alumna of the Center on Philanthropy. Learn more about her experiences, what first brought her to the Center on Philanthropy as a student, and her vision for the future… Read more »
‘Tremendous, transformative experience’: How one alumna combined fundraising and research to earn a Ph.D.
How does a violist become a fundraiser, and then decide to earn a Ph.D.? Native Singaporean Marina Tan Harper, Ph.D., originally came to the U.S. to Ball State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in viola performance. After completing her degree, she returned to play in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for eight years. When she… Read more »
Embracing a rich and broad definition of philanthropy
This is the second part of our series on connecting diverse student and alumni experiences with research from Women Give 2019: Gender and Giving Across Communities of Color. Smita Vadakekalam is a master’s degree alumna who graduated in 2001. She has worked for a nonprofit consulting firm, Heller Consulting, for the past 14 years. How… Read more »
‘Studying philanthropy gives you the tools to serve in multiple ways’
On November 4, 2014, Kelly Mitchell won the election to become Indiana’s 55th Treasurer of State. Four years earlier, she graduated from the then-Center on Philanthropy (now Lilly Family School of Philanthropy) with a master’s degree in philanthropic studies. What brought her to the school, what took her to public office, and how is she… Read more »