For Leach, it was a clear choice to accept the honor of being invited to the Board of Visitors last October. "The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has been prominent in making philanthropy an academic discipline worthy of research and study. It serves as a symbol of what I envisioned for this profession when I first set out as a fundraiser 30 years ago," remarks Leach. During his three-year term on the Board of Visitors, Leach hopes to elevate the profession to new heights. It is this same motivation that led him to start Collegium Holdings more than two years ago. "At Collegium, as at Graham-Pelton and our other partner companies, we're always mindful to bring honor and respect to the profession as a sophisticated, necessary part of our global economy," says Leach.
At the vanguard of philanthropy education since 1987, Indiana University established the field of philanthropic studies; established the nation's first bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees in the field; and created the nation's first endowed chair in philanthropy. Today, the school plays a leading role in moving philanthropy forward across the country and around the world thanks to the vision and generosity of the founders and leaders who foresaw the need to study, understand, and teach about this integral component of life and society.
Graham-Pelton Consulting, Inc. is a leading fundraising and nonprofit management firm and is part of Collegium Holdings, a global holding company of professional services firms dedicated solely to advancing philanthropy and the social impact sector.
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