IPA Announces First Cohort of Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute
IPA is proud to announce the first cohort of the John M. Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute. Set to convene virtually January 21, 2021, Mutz Institute aims to skill-up professionals serving in board and executive roles at foundations, corporations and social impact organizations across Indiana.
“We are living through one of the most taxing times in our history, and Indiana must have a new wave of sharp minds across the entire philanthropic sector who are prepared to make substantial impact—ranging from education to economic development,” said Claudia Cummings, president and CEO of Indiana Philanthropy Alliance. “This program allows us to honor IPA founder, John Mutz, while developing a talent pipeline of diverse philanthropic leaders.”
Classes meet once a month until October 2021. The twenty-four class members hail from thirteen Indiana counties.
The following have been chosen for acceptance into the class of 2021 Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute:
- Josh Abel, Director of Grants Administration & Legal Counsel, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, from Marion County
- Courtney Arango, External Communications Manager, IPL, from Hendricks County
- Amy Casavant; Foundation President and Sustainability, Vice President; Old National Bank; from Vanderburgh County
- Nicole Chase, Corporate Responsibility Consultant, Eli Lilly Co., from Marion County
- Dr. Mary Jane Eisenhauer, Professor & Interim Associate Director, Purdue University Northwest, from Porter County
- Nathan Hand, Chief Advancement Officer, The Oaks Academy, from Boone County
- George Hanlin, Director of Grants, Indiana Humanities, from Marion County
- Tiffannie Hedin, Corporate Communications Analyst, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana, from Vanderburgh County
- Brienne Hooker, Executive Director, Jasper Newton Foundation, from Jasper County
- Madolyn Howe, Community Affairs Director, One America, from Hamilton County
- Nick Isom, Corporate Giving Manager, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, from Marion County
- Jannett Keesling, Chief Executive Officer, Keys2Work, from Marion County
- Monica Koechlein; Executive Director (RSO), President (SKFF); Richmond Symphony Orchestra; from Wayne County
- Dr. Josh Kornberg, Executive Director, Caesars Foundation of Floyd County, from Clark County
- Richard McCoy, Executive Director, Landmark Columbus Foundation, from Marion County
- Brian McGrath, Vice President of External Relations, EdChoice, from Hamilton County
- Kristin Munn, Director of Development, Heritage Fund - The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, from Bartholomew County
- Chandra Orr, Executive Assistant, 16 Tech Community Corporation, from Marion County
- Ashley Parker, Senior Property Manager, Buckingham Companies, from Marion County
- Dr. Joni Schmalzried, Chief Program Officer, AWS Foundation, from Huntington County
- Danielle Stiles-Polk, Executive Director of Development, Ivy Tech Community College, from Hamilton County
- Cassandra Tice, Grants Officer, IU Health Foundation, from Marion County
- Brandon Wells, Executive Director, Putnam County Community Foundation, from Owen County
- Alisa Winters, Executive Director, Rush County Community Foundation, from Rush County
The Mutz Institute is named for former Indiana Lieutenant Governor, past Lilly Endowment Inc. president, corporate CEO and Indiana visionary John M. Mutz.
“For emerging and aspiring leaders in philanthropy, as I was more than a decade ago, the wisdom, practical advice, and example that John offered gave me the skills I needed to succeed,” said Jamie Merisotis, CEO of Lumina Foundation and program supporter.