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IU experts available to comment on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on giving, philanthropy

April 21, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As unemployment continues to rise and the economy remains in flux, philanthropic efforts and giving from individuals and corporations figure to take on different looks and forms than before the coronavirus swept across America. How will donors' behaviors change as the pandemic continues? How will philanthropy look across different economic classes and races? How will charitable funds be handled and distributed? Will international philanthropy be adversely affected? How will giving trends now translate to the next pandemic or disaster? Also, how will the new worldwide #GivingTuesdayNow event on May 5 be received, and how will it fare compared to previous worldwide giving initiatives? Indiana University has experts available to discuss these issues. For more information, contact John Schwarb at 317-503-1312 or schwarbj@iu.edu.

Patrick Rooney

Philanthropy, economics, charitable giving, tax policy and giving, taxes and giving, charitable deduction, philanthropy and economics, philanthropy and the economy, charitable giving and the economy, contributions, donations, wealth and giving, donors, donor behavior, motivations for giving, trends in charitable giving, disaster relief, disasters and giving, nonprofits, generational differences in charitable giving, nonprofit overhead costs, fundraising costs, intergenerational transmission of generosity, charity, giving and recessions.

IUPUI

Email: rooney@iupui.edu

Expert Bio

Patrick Rooney is a professor of economics and philanthropic studies and the executive associate dean for academic programs at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. While he served as the executive director of the Center on Philanthropy, he worked closely with the center's faculty, its board of visitors and the IU administration to watch it become the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy -- the world's first school of philanthropy. Rooney also served as the center's first full-time director of research, building the center into one of the nation's premier philanthropy research organizations, leading research projects for organizations such as Giving USA, Bank of America, American Express, Gates Foundation, Google and the United Way Worldwide. He has served on the boards and advisory committees of many nonprofits. (more)

Beth Gazley

Public and nonprofit management, associations, intersectoral relations, collaboration, volunteerism.

IU Bloomington

Email: bgazley@indiana.edu

Expert Bio

Professor Beth Gazley is co-founder of the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute and co-principal investigator on the Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative at IU. Her focus is on civil society and philanthropic behaviors related to climate change adaptation. (more)

Una Osili

Philanthropy, charitable giving, donations, contributions, giving, economics, economics and philanthropy, economy and giving, international philanthropy, immigrants and remittances, tax policy and giving, tax policy and charitable contributions, diversity and philanthropy, diversity and giving, African American philanthropy, black philanthropy, wealth and philanthropy, high-net-worth philanthropy, technology and philanthropy, crowdsourcing, online giving, international development, social innovation, cross-sector initiatives, financial development, African philanthropy, generosity, Philanthropy Panel Study, trends in giving, impact investing.

IUPUI

Email: uosili@iupui.edu

Expert Bio

An internationally recognized expert on philanthropy and on economics, Una Osili conducts research and speaks across the globe on issues related to national and international trends in philanthropy. She is associate dean for research and international programs, a professor of economics and philanthropic studies, and dean's fellow, Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy, at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. (more)

Bill Stanczykiewicz

Fundraising, nonprofit leadership, nonprofit management.

IUPUI

Email: billstan@iu.edu

Expert Bio

Bill Stanczykiewicz serves as the assistant dean for external relations in the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. His responsibilities include serving as director of The Fund Raising School as well as on the school's academic faculty. In this role, he teaches fundraising skills to nonprofits around the U.S. and around the world. He also teaches bachelor's and master's courses on fundraising and philanthropic leadership. (more)

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