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Welcome to the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI!

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s degree programs bring together an understanding of how philanthropy works with why people give. The school emphasizes a comprehensive approach to the study of philanthropy in society that gives you the knowledge and understanding to be active in the field.

Philanthropy encompasses formal and informal voluntary association, voluntary giving, and voluntary action and thus is a powerful force in shaping the social, economic and political dimensions of all societies. 

The IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy increases the understanding of philanthropy and improves its practice worldwide. It is committed to knowledge creation, dissemination, and collaborative education for an engaged community of volunteers, donors, nonprofit leaders, fundraising executives, policy makers, students, and scholars.

The school's programs support the development of professionally trained practitioners and engaged scholars, resulting in more efficiently and effectively operated nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations, more engaged volunteers and donors, and more effective philanthropy in the United States and globally.

Located on the IUPUI campus, the school offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. We value a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding philanthropy, with courses in the humanities, social sciences and professions.

The school’s research and learning environment includes Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, The Fund Raising School, the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy, the Payton Philanthropic Studies Library, the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, and the Center for Service and Learning.