On This Day in IUPUI History: November 23, 1987

November 23, 1987. 

On this day, distinguished guests joined IUPUI leaders to dedicate the (then) new Indiana University Center on Philanthropy on the IUPUI campus. The festivities included a colloquium and speeches in the University Conference Center (now Hine Hall). The Center on Philanthropy began in April of that year with a $4 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to research and provide educational programs on philanthropy and fund-raising management, among other things.

The day began with discussions and talks by leading fund-raising figures and philanthropy consultants. These included John J. Schwartz, past president of the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Virginia A. Hodgkinson of Independent Sector, and James R. Wood of Indiana University-Bloomington. Moderator was Eugene R. Tempel, then vice president of the IU Foundation. The luncheon speaker was Richard W. Lyman, formerly president of Stanford University who was then president of the Rockefeller Foundation in New York. 

Howard G. Schaller, previously dean of the faculties of IUPUI, was the new director of the Center, which was the first in the world to approach philanthropy as an academic subject. The Center later became the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which continues to be the leading venue in the world for education and research on philanthropy.

Howard G. Schaller UA24-008362

To research the School of Philanthropy's history, please contact IUPUI Special Collections and Archives speccoll@iupui.edu.

Updated Nov 23, 2018 by Editor Name Missing