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Laurie Paarlberg

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Expert Bio

Laurie E. Paarlberg is a professor of philanthropic studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and a professor in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU Indianapolis. She also serves as the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Chair on Community Foundations. Her nonprofit research focuses on the changing nature of community philanthropy, with a particular focus on strategic shifts in grant-making by local United Ways and community foundations.

With changing demographics in local communities, she is also interested in issues of equity and diversity in grant-making and the rural/urban divide. Paarlberg’s publications include numerous articles in refereed nonprofit and public affairs journals. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Areas of Expertise

Community philanthropy, United Ways, community foundations.