The Spirit of Generosity

The Spirit of Generosity

Shaping IU Through Philanthropy
Curtis R Simic and Sandra Bate
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 09/01/2019
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-04329-0
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Author Bio

Curtis R. Simic is President Emeritus of the Indiana University Foundation. During his 20-year presidency, he is credited with boosting voluntary giving from $70 million and 60,000 donors to more than $270 million from 120,000 donors annually. A national leader in institutional advancement, he has mentored hundreds of advancement professionals who now lead fundraising in American higher education.

Sandra Bate directed the marketing and communications initiatives at the Indiana University Foundation and the Indiana University Alumni Association. During her career in advancement at Indiana University, she also served at IU South Bend, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Bloomington.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Advancing the Common Good


Part 1: A Commitment to Opportunity


Jesse H. Cox: Of Knowledge, Hard Work, and Self-Confidence

Lucienne and Lawrence Glaubinger: A Commitment to People

Ed Kelley: The Gift of a Name

Mary Margaret Webb: Helping Others Do What They Love

Part 2: A Commitment to Distinction


Sidney and Lois Eskenazi: Lessons in Philanthrophy

David Henry Jacobs: Stand and Sing

Elinor Ostrom: A Persistent Commitment

Part 3: A Commitment to International Experience


Edward L. Hutton: A Catalyst for Global Experience

Part 4: A Commitment to Medical Research


Patricia R. Miller: "Yet to Come"

Part 5: A Commitment to the Centrality of Information


Thomas M. Lofton: Philanthropy’s Faithful Steward in the Hoosier State

Part 6: A Commitment to Places for Learning


Gayle Karch Cook: The Good Business of Historic Preservation

V. William Hunt: A Hoosier Legacy

Cindy Simon Skjodt: A Family Love Affair with Indiana University

Afterword: The Legacy of Lessons Learned