SARASOTA, FL - The Florida-based Patterson Foundation is collaborating with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI to launch the Fellows Initiative. The effort will provide graduates a year-long opportunity to learn philanthropic principles.

Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies students pursuing careers in private, community or corporate foundations are eligible for the program, which will entail studying the history and culture of philanthropy and hands-on philanthropic practice in fundraising, volunteering and civil society. Former assistant commissioner of the Florida Department of Education Laurey Stryker is managing the Fellows Initiative for The Patterson Foundation.

“Throughout nearly a decade of efforts focused on shared aspirations, The Patterson Foundation has sought ways to spread its insights and approaches while gathering and applying learnings from changemakers around the globe,” said Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation. With a revered faculty that’s dedicated to uncovering the latest innovations in our sector and educating its aspiring leaders, the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is the perfect partner for the Fellows Initiative as we work together to assemble a network of philanthropic innovators.” 

Selected graduates will work with the foundation in Sarasota from June 3, 2019 through May 29, 2020. More information can be found here