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:
Financial constraints should not be barriers for participants. In collaboration with The Putnam County Community Foundation, the Mutz Institute Class of 2021 pooled resources to establish an endowment for future participants. Please contribute today to ensure equitable access for decades to come at www.pcfoundation.org/donate-mutz.
The Mutz Institute is named after one of IPA's founding members, 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.
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.
Cost should never be a barrier. Those who bring diversity of thought and experience bring different gifts. We will work with accepted applicants to eliminate the cost barrier.
Applications for the 2024 Mutz Institute cohort are due no later than 12:00 p.m. E.T. on Thursday, October 26, 2023.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 519-5391 with any questions.
The third cohort of the Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute includes 23 individuals from seven Indiana counties. They represent a mix of foundations, corporations, and social impact organizations.
Those selected for the 2023 Mutz Institute class include:
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