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News Releases for Philanthropic Studies

IUPUI and Eiteljorg Museum to Host Meeting of the World Archaeological Congress

Jessie Ryker-CrawfordJune 13, 2011 — The Museum Studies Program in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art will co-host an international Inter-Congress of the World Archaeological Congress (WAC) on June 22-25, 2011, at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

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Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University Receives $100,000 Federal Research Grant to Help Strengthen Volunteering

June 2, 2011 — Nonprofits, policy makers and scholars will have a better understanding of the factors that impact Americans’ volunteering as a result of research being conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

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In Memoriam: Philanthropy Pioneer Robert L. Payton

Robert L. PaytonMay 31, 2011 — Robert L. Payton, an early leader in the movement to develop research about philanthropy and establish philanthropy as an academic field worthy of serious intellectual study, is being remembered for his pioneering leadership in the philanthropic sector. Payton died May 19, 2011.

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Grants Available for Research on Human Services

May 3, 2011 — The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University is seeking requests for proposals on research in the field of human services philanthropy and nonprofit organizations.

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Donors, Volunteers Honored at IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Event

April 27, 2011 — IUPUI recently held the 22nd annual IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon and Awards ceremony to honor donors and volunteers who have contributed to excellence in a school or program at IUPUI.

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Ruth Lilly Bequest to Expand Opportunities for Students and Research in Philanthropy and Art

Ruth LillyApril 6, 2011 — Indiana University is receiving two generous gifts from the estate of philanthropist Ruth Lilly – an estimated $10.7 million -- that includes approximately $8 million for the Center on Philanthropy and approximately $2.7 million for the Herron School of Art and Design.

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Gifts of Education and Faith to be Topic of Lake Institute Lecture

Richard GundermanMarch 14, 2011 — Education as a form of philanthropic giving and its role in the quest for faith will be the subject of the eighth annual Thomas H. Lake lecture presented by the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, A part of the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

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Princess of Thailand Visits IUPUI, Receives Honorary Degree from IU

Princess Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand (seated, center) December 17, 2010 — Her Royal Highness Princess Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand visited IUPUI today (Dec. 17, 2010) and attended a presentation by Patrick Rooney, executive director of the IU Center on Philanthropy and Una Osili, the Center’s interim director of research. Afterward she was greeted by IUPUI students and faculty from Thailand.

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Women More Likely to Give to Most Types of Charities

December 8, 2010 — Women are significantly more likely than men to give to almost every type of charitable cause and are equally likely to support the rest, after controlling for education, income, and other factors that influence giving, new research from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Center on Philanthropy finds.

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Charities See Slight Recovery in Giving, But Not Enough

November 29, 2010 — Nonprofit organizations have seen a slight turnaround in giving so far this year that mirrors the slow economic recovery, a new survey from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC) finds. But the small rebound hasn’t been enough to help many nonprofits that are grappling with staff and service cuts even as demand for their services has increased.

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"19 Stars of Indiana" Author to Join Vera Bradley Creator for IUPUI Lecture

November 15, 2010 — What was to be a classroom lecture featuring talks by an author and a successful entrepreneur, is now a campuswide event for Monday, Nov. 22, 2010.

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