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 has extensive experience as a nonprofit practitioner, author, lecturer and consultant. He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO for the last 11 years. He has been a long-standing member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals where he was previously named the AFP Indiana Chapter Fundraising Executive of the Year and has held the CFRE designation for many years.
He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis in education administration, master's degree from Marshall University with an emphasis in public administration and a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis in marketing/management. He has also completed post graduate work at the University of Louisville.
He is currently executive director of development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division in Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact Duke at email@example.com or 317-224-1029.