Higher Education and Philanthropy Initiative

Philanthropy’s Role in the Future of Higher Education

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy launched the Higher Education and Philanthropy Initiative to generate useful knowledge on how philanthropy engages higher education. The Initiative connects researchers, funders, and practitioners to work together on learning how philanthropy can better contribute to higher education and its public purpose. After an exploratory workshop in 2022, the school convened a second substantive discussion to advance the initiative in 2023.

Webinar series

The school is hosting a series of webinars to share insights between the annual convenings and address issues ranging from successes and challenges of philanthropy in higher education, the institutions and policy environment that support them, to alternative models and perspectives to consider in the shifting higher education landscape.

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