Women's Philanthropy Conference

Indianapolis Women’s Philanthropy Conference


Women’s Philanthropy at Indiana University invites you to connect with IU through a day of philanthropic education and exploration at the Indianapolis Women’s Philanthropy Conference featuring presentations, networking, and lunch.

Open to everyone, the conference will explore the themes of civic engagement and service learning. Session one will feature a panel of service learning students and instructors discussing their learning and contributions to the community. Session two will feature the Herron School of Art and Design’s art therapy program.

President and CEO of Martha’s Table, and IU alumna, Patty Stonesifer will be the featured guest at the keynote session. Martha’s Table is a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., committed to developing sustainable solutions to poverty with programs focused on providing food, nutrition, and education. Stonesifer will share insights from her experiences, including her tenure as founding CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and chair of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents, in a conversation moderated by Emmy award-winning WTHR Channel 13 evening news anchor Anne Marie Tiernon.


Civic Engagement

Learn why IUPUI has become a national model for civic engagement and service-learning as students and faculty discuss community involvement. IUPUI’s commitment to civic engagement helps students learn how to improve civic life in the communities they will call home, while helping IUPUI improve life in Indianapolis.


  • Karen M. Yoder, PhD, MSD Director of Civic Engagement and Oral Health Policy; Professor of Preventative and Community Dentistry

Panelists include students and faculty representing:

  • Learning by Giving: An IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy undergraduate course in which students grant $10,000 to nonprofits in greater Indianapolis.
  • IUPUI School of Nursing and George Washington Community High School partnership: A campus/community partnership with a goal of improving the level of individual and community environmental health.
  • Social Work Practice in Postwar Communities: A program that provides students the opportunity to join Croatian community practice agents and get involved in community development initiatives in areas affected by war.
  • Architectural Technology and Interior Design: Initiatives that connect students to local nonprofit organizations in need of substantial remodeling.

Herron School of Art and Design – Art Therapy Program

Herron’s innovative art therapy graduate program is a first for the state of Indiana and a recipient of a Women’s Philanthropy Council grant. The grant has helped to provide art therapy graduate students with real-world experience through internships at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.


  • Juliet L. King, MA, AT R-BC, LPC Director of Art Therapy and Assistant Professor in the IU Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI


  • Tessa M. Faraone, MA Art Therapist, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health
  • Katherine Hearn Art Therapy MA Student
  • Jeffrey M. Rothenberg, MD, MS IU Health Physician
  • Kristine and Alan Alderfer Parents of Riley Hospital art therapy patient

Registration: $50 per person, $35 student rate
(Includes continental breakfast and lunch)

* Last day for refunds will be Friday, November 1. Questions? Contact Casey Chell at 812-856-7501 or cchell@indiana.edu.

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Casey Chell

Date & Location

Date: 11/8/2013
Time: 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: IUPUI Campus Center

420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, Ind.

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