The John Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute identifies and develops transformational philanthropic leaders in Indiana. This cohort-based program provides a continuing education training experience that prepares future leaders for board and executive roles at foundations and corporations serving communities across Indiana. With each Mutz Institute cohort, we aim to:
“For emerging and aspiring leaders in philanthropy, as I was more than a decade ago, the wisdom, practical advice, and example that John [Mutz] offered gave me the skills I needed to succeed."
—Jamie Merisotis, CEO of Lumina Foundation.
The Mutz Institute is named after IPA founder John M. Mutz, whose life exemplifies philanthropy, citizenship, and excellence. John Mutz has been president of Lilly Endowment Inc., Lt. Governor of Indiana, and a corporate CEO. Go here to learn more about this Indiana visionary.
Mutz Institute is made possible by Lumina Foundation and IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Excellent candidates for the Mutz Institute are senior leaders and board members in philanthropy, as well as those seeking to hold executive roles in the future. This includes public sector officials and high-potential individuals at foundations, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.
The Mutz Institute seeks a diverse class composed of individuals with a wide range of experiences. Successful applicants will possess self-motivation and strong character. They will have achieved recognition for service in their community or performance in the field of philanthropy and will have shown a willingness to serve others. Successful candidates should demonstrate the potential for future success and service to their communities, as well as a willingness to translate the benefits of the program into a greater level of participation in philanthropic organizations.
Tuition cost is $1,000 for IPA members and $2,500 for non-members. Download the application below to see other participant responsibilities. If the cost presents significant burden and/or an inability to attend, please reach out to our program director Holly M. Davis for discussion.
Applications for the 2022 Mutz Institute cohort are due no later than 12:00 p.m. E.T. on Thursday, October 28, 2021.
Download the application below for detailed instructions on how to apply and submission requirements. Please note that submitting your application does not guarantee placement. An IPA selection committee will evaluate all written applications, interview potential candidates, and select qualified applicants.
Please contact Holly M. Davis by email or call (317) 519-5391 with any questions.
The first cohort of the Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute includes 24 individuals from 13 Indiana counties. They represent a mix of foundations, corporations, and social impact organizations. Go here to read this blog written by a participant for an inside look at a recent class.
Those selected for the 2021 Mutz Institute class include: