A new Glenn Family Chair in Philanthropy is being established at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Founding Dean Gene Tempel announced today.
“Our family and the foundation are deeply committed to the importance and value of education in philanthropy, and we are pleased that the foundation’s support will advance the work of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which is the world’s leader in philanthropy education, research and practice,” said Thomas K. Glenn, II, president of The Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation. “Having served on the Board of Visitors of the Center on Philanthropy and of the school, I have developed considerable admiration and respect for Dwight. I can think of no one more appropriate to serve in this position.”
Glenn is a trustee emeritus and alumnus of the Westminster Schools in Atlanta where his family established the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Institute for Philanthropy and Service Learning. The institute, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013, helps educate young people about the principles and practice of philanthropy, supports community service programs and promotes the value of service learning. The Glenn Institute collaborates with other schools to encourage philanthropy education and service learning throughout the nation’s independent school community.
“We are delighted that The Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation has agreed to allow us to create the new chair with its previous gift, in recognition of the foundation’s tremendous support for the Center on Philanthropy and now the school,” said Charles R. Bantz, chancellor of IUPUI. “The Glenn family and their foundation exemplify the best of thoughtful philanthropy that makes an enduring, meaningful difference. We are thankful for their support, as well as for Tom’s many years of service and wise counsel as a member of the board.