Patrick Rooney Chosen to Lead the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
“From providing thought leadership on the nonprofit sector’s biggest issues to educating and training individual nonprofit professionals, the Center simultaneously helps shape and serve philanthropy around the world and here in Indiana,” Bantz said. “The Center brings top-level students and faculty to IUPUI and Indiana University, and contributes to Indianapolis’ reputation for worldwide leadership in philanthropy. Patrick’s leadership will take the Center to new heights of excellence.”
Rooney said his vision for the Center’s future includes: continuing and enhancing the Center’s academic, training and research excellence; expanding those programs internationally to help meet rising global demand for knowledge about philanthropy and increase the Center’s understanding of philanthropy in various cultures; and offering an undergraduate degree in Philanthropic Studies to attract the best and brightest students to study and work in philanthropy and supply the nonprofit sector with a new generation of thoughtful, well-prepared leaders.
Rooney has served on boards and committees for several nonprofit organizations, as well as on national advisory committees for the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service, the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ Current Population Survey, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Independent Sector. He earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Notre Dame and a Certificate of Management Development at Harvard University. He also earned a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from The Fund Raising School at the Center on Philanthropy.
About the Center on Philanthropy
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University is a leading academic center dedicated to increasing the understanding of philanthropy and improving its practice worldwide through research, teaching, training and public affairs programs in philanthropy, fundraising, and management of nonprofit organizations. A part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, the Center operates programs on the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses. More information is available at www.philanthropy.iupui.edu.