Photo: 2023 Electives
Photo: 2023 Electives
Photo: 2023 Electives
Photo: 2023 Electives
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Electives

October 2019 – Present

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Electives

The Purpose

The Indiana University 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.

Strengthening the Impact

Through its Advancing Philanthropic Leadership initiative, The Patterson Foundation offers a series of electives open to students enrolled at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. These courses allow students to glean insight from The Patterson Foundation's experience and initiatives, opening up possibilities for a new generation of leadership.

ELECTIVES

Select any of the course offerings below to learn more about their curriculum:

● TPF Immersive Impact: Through Engagement and Consulting
Beyond the Desk: Advancing Community Change

FAQ's

Click on frequently asked questions below to learn more about this endeavor…

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.

Why does The Patterson Foundation support jointly-offered courses at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy?

Through The Patterson Foundation’s unique position of having an unfettered charter, it can undertake work in ways others are not doing, cannot do, or will not do. In that spirit, supporting courses; “Beyond the Desk: Advancing Community Change” and “TPF Immersive Impact: Through Engagement and Consulting” provide a lens on The Patterson Foundation’s initiatives, opening up possibilities for a new generation of leadership.

What is TPF Immersive Impact: Through Engagement and Consulting

The focus of “TPF Immersive Impact: Through Engagement and Consulting” is to connect students to living examples of innovative philanthropic strategy through The Patterson Foundation and its connections to nonprofits in its home region. The course explores these questions:
  • What may the philanthropic sector look like in the future?
  • What will it take to build sustainable organizations that can tackle systemic problems within our local communities, country, and the world?
  • How are innovative partnerships begun and sustained?
  • What competencies and qualities will leaders of the future need?
  • What ideas, questions, and recommendations do thought leaders have about the future of the philanthropic sector?
  • Why are foundations different from other nonprofits?
During the semester, students have the opportunity to learn about and focus on capacity building, issue-based movements, and inspiring philanthropy. Over a weeklong spring Study Away experience, The Patterson Foundation connects students with local nonprofits to further explore these areas.

What is Beyond the Desk: Advancing Community Change?

"Beyond the Desk" symbolizes a commitment to collaborative engagement beyond the confines of a traditional office setting, focusing on driving change within the community by working closely with its members. For over a decade, The Patterson Foundation has dedicated itself to being an integral part of the community, seeking out common goals and working to achieve meaningful, enduring transformations.

Who can I contact about these electives?

For more information, contact Advancing Philanthropic Leadership initiative lead Dr. Donald R. Bowman: dbowmantpf@gmail.com.


Share This Page