Be a Camper for Philanthropy
If you want to maximize your career in philanthropy, you should strive to blend theory and practice. You should also enjoy meeting prospects, donors, volunteers and individuals who have made a difference in their community for many years.
If you are fortunate, you will meet unique people that have set a higher bar of philanthropic excellence. These individuals are rare, and the impact of their legacies is profound. I was recently blessed to once again cross paths with such an individual. His name is Michael S. "Mickey" Maurer.
Mickey, as he is known, is an attorney. He is also a banker, entrepreneur, philanthropist and author, and he has extensive experience in cable television, film production, radio broadcasting, newspaper publishing, real estate and banking. He also successfully completed the CPA examination. He has been Indiana's Secretary of Commerce, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and is currently chairman of the board of the National Bank of Indianapolis, the largest locally owned financial institution in central Indiana.
Maurer has also hosted an Emmy Award-winning program on television titled "Mickey's Corner," in which he interviewed Indiana luminaries.
Mickey is also active as a director of many businesses. In recognition of his longtime service and generosity to his alma mater, the Indiana University School of Law was renamed the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He serves on its board of visitors. He has authored four books and is a published contributor to the New York Times crossword puzzle. His hobbies include climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, underwater photography and woodworking. He has received numerous awards through the years in many categories.
In philanthropy, for example, he has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Indianapolis, IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award, President's Medal from the Indiana University Foundation and the Outstanding Individual Philanthropist Award from the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is innovative and a visionary for philanthropy. One of the greatest ideas in philanthropy is the establishment of Mickey's Camp, a charitable endeavor that has raised several million dollars for central Indiana charities since 2001.
Duke Haddad, Ed.D., CFRE, is currently associate director of development, director of capital campaigns and director of corporate development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division in Indianapolis. He also serves as president of Duke Haddad and Associates LLC and is a freelance instructor for Nonprofit Web Advisor.
He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO since 2008.
He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis on education administration plus a dissertation on donor characteristics. He received a master’s degree from Marshall University with an emphasis on public administration plus a thesis on annual fund analysis. He secured a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) with an emphasis on marketing/management. He has done post graduate work at the University of Louisville.
Duke has received the Fundraising Executive of the Year Award, from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter. He also was given the Outstanding West Virginian Award, Kentucky Colonel Award and Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the governors of West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana, respectively, for his many career contributions in the field of philanthropy. He has maintained a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation for three decades.