IU Group Gifts $150K to Mays Family Institute

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The Indiana University Black Philanthropy Circle has announced a $150,000 gift to the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy, within the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. The funds will be allocated over three years.

The donation is intended to foster the partnership between the Mays Family Institute and the Black Philanthropy Circle and support them in understanding and advocating for philanthropic giving in historically under served communities. Focusing on research, training and outreach, the Mays Family Institute strives to empower the study of philanthropic giving within diverse communities.

"It is remarkable to see the progress the Black Philanthropy Circle has made in its first few months, and the gift to the Mays Family Institute is no exception," said James C. Wimbush, IU vice president of diversity, equity and multicultural affairs, dean of the University Graduate School, Johnson Chair for Diversity and Leadership and founding member of the Black Philanthropy Circle in a news release. "I am particularly excited that this announcement comes during Black History Month, a time when we celebrate the groundbreaking work taking place within the black community and honor the leaders making this change possible."

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