Indiana University to launch School of Philanthropy
Sorry for the brief hiatus, folks. (Although Sharmila has kept our Facebook page full of timely and fascinating stories while we’ve had a bit of a blogging break.)
A couple of weeks ago, Indiana University approved a proposal to launch a School of Philanthropy. The press release says it will be “the world’s first school dedicated to the study and teaching of philanthropy and builds on the strengths of the existing [IU] Center on Philanthropy.” The next step is for Indiana’s state commission on higher education to approve the idea. IU has already raised $68 million out of a $100 million endowment target for the School.
This short interview with Eugene Tempel (pictured right) on PhilanTopic is worth a read, and explains more about how a School would differ from the existing Center. Tempel is the former head of the Center on Philanthropy, who’s leading the effort to create the new School of Philanthropy.