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Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Partnerships: Continuing Education for Early to Mid-Career Professionals

March 2020 – Present

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Partnerships: Continuing Education for Early to Mid-Career Professionals

The Purpose

Philanthropic leaders have the power to chart a sustainable course for their organizations toward lasting impact. Beyond on-the-job experience and practice, continuing education opportunities offer a dedicated platform for these professionals to evolve their approach to leadership and change-making, resulting in stronger futures for their mission, organization, and community.

Strengthening the Impact

Building on The Patterson Foundation's collaboration with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, The Patterson Foundation is connecting aspiring nonprofit leaders in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties, in the early to middle stages of their careers, with the school's graduate programs to strengthen the philanthropic sector, organizations, and communities.

Previous collaborations between The Patterson Foundation and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, including the Fellows Program and The Future of the Philanthropic Sector Study Away course, have demonstrated the excellence of the school's programs, faculty, and students.

FAQ's

Click on frequently asked questions below to learn more about this program...

Why is The Patterson Foundation collaborating with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy?

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is the first school dedicated solely to the study and teaching of philanthropy. Since its inception, it has demonstrated a commitment to training and empowering students and practitioners to innovate and lead to create positive and lasting change in the world. This includes its growing bachelor’s, certificate, and master’s programs offering students a mix of theory and practice.

Who can benefit from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s graduate programs?

Aspiring philanthropic leaders often seek to strengthen their skills and abilities through higher education. Globally recognized for its graduate certificate and master's programs, the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offers distance and executive formats that accommodate the work and geographic constraints of dedicated professionals. The Patterson Foundation, through the Advancing Philanthropic Leadership initiative, is connecting aspiring nonprofit leaders in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties, in the early to middle stages of their careers, with the school's graduate programs to strengthen the philanthropic sector, organizations, and communities.

How is The Patterson Foundation connecting early and mid-career professionals to educational opportunities at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy?

The Patterson Foundation connects the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s admissions faculty with prospective students in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties involved or interested in careers in nonprofit leadership through informative webinars and outreach detailing the school’s graduate programs and opportunities. Watch this webinar recap for more information on the opportunities available to aspiring leaders in our region.

What are the graduate programs offered by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and what are their requirements?

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s graduate certificate and master’s programs include virtual/distance and executive formats that accommodate the work and geographic constraints of dedicated professionals.

These graduate program offerings currently include:

  • Graduate Certificate in Philanthropic Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Philanthropic Fundraising
  • Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies

Learn more about these graduate program offerings and their requirements here.

Are there opportunities for scholarships or other financial assistance available for aspiring nonprofit leaders in our region?

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is generously offering a scholarship and application fee waiver for aspiring nonprofit leaders in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties applying for the 2020 Fall semester. The scholarship will provide $500 per credit hour. Prospective students from the four-county region can obtain an application fee waiver code by contacting Pamela Clark, Director of Student Services and Admissions at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy: pamelac@iu.edu | 317-278-8927.

Who can I contact about the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s degree programs and scholarship opportunity?

For more information, contact Pamela Clark, Director of Student Services and Admissions at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy: pamelac@iu.edu | 317-278-8927.

Who can I contact to learn more about Advancing Philanthropic Leadership?

For more information, contact initiative manager Dr. Joni Steinberg: jonisteinbergTPF@gmail.com | 941-724-0862
Through its partnership with TPF, IUPUI has built a relationship with nonprofits and foundations in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties and has offered folks in our 4-county region a scholarship opportunity for online graduate courses in philanthropy.
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