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AFP-IC Luncheon Program

April 19, 2017

"Women's Philanthropy at Work"

11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.  Registration and Lunch Buffet open
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.          Chapter Announcements and Program

Location:  The Willows on Westfield, 6729 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis

AFP Members:  $30
Non-members:  $60

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Women are a force in philanthropy, as donors, volunteers and leaders.  Engagement is key to connecting women to our organizations at all levels, and there are many ways to do this.  From giving circles to guilds to affinity groups and as organizational presidents, women are shaping the philanthropic landscape.

Our speakers will approach this topic from multiple perspectives.  As Associate Director of the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Andrea Pactor has designed curricula about women and philanthropy and has organized five national symposia on women and philanthropy.  Margo Fox is Campaign Director at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, which has had a women's philanthropy program - both annual and planned giving - for over 30 years.  The Lion of Judah and Pomegranate giving societies help women donors connect locally, nationally and internationally to each other and the work of the Jewish Federation.  Learn why, after 15 years of an integrated annual campaign, Federation has decided to further expand their women's philanthropy program.

Individuals who attend this session can expect an increased understanding of:

  • the role that gender plays in philanthropy
  • the many roles that women play in philanthropy and why this matters
  • a specific approach that engages women in philanthropy as donors, volunteers and leaders on a local, national and international level

Margo Fox, Campaign Director, Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
As Campaign Director at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Margo Fox is responsible for all aspects of the Annual Campaign.  This includes donor solicitations, cultivation, volunteer management, as well as managing day to day operations of the campaign and partnering with the Endowment and planned giving department.  The Federation has programs for defined affinity groups, and Women's Philanthropy is imperative to the Federation's success.  Over 200 women in Indianapolis donate at least $1500 to the annual campaign through the Pomegranate and Lion of Judah giving societies, accounting for about a quarter of the current annual campaign.

Andrea Pactor, MA, Associate Director, Women's Philanthropy Institute, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
As Associate Director of the Women's Philanthropy Institute, Andrea is responsible for program and curriculum development and implementation, marketing, social media, and operations.  She has organized four national symposia on women and philanthropy, each to a sold-out audience.  She co-developed the first-ever online course about women and philanthropy, Women and Philanthropy - The Time is Now, for The New York Times Knowledge Network; the online conference, SHEMAKESCHANGE, about the intersection of women, money, and philanthropy; and the first three-credit graduate level academic course on gender and philanthropy.

Andrea is co-author with Dr. Dwight Burlingame on a chapter on the history of donor education and with Dr. Debra Mesch on research and women's philanthropy for From Donor to Philanthropist:  The Value of Donor Education in Creating Confident, Joyful Donors, published in 2013 by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Michelle Korin is the incoming chair of the Western Galilee/Central Area Consortium Partnership2Gether program and the Partnership2Gether volunteer Chair for the Indianapolis Jewish Federation.  In this role she utilizes the platform as a tool for volunteer engagement, donor cultivation and stewardship.  Michelle is a co-chair of the Jewish Federation's Women's Philanthropy program and past chair of the Annual Campaign.  This spring Michelle will join the Jewish Federation of North America National Women's Philanthropy Board.  Inspired by her passion for Israel, travel and skills developed while participating in philanthropic leadership develolpment she created her company EchoConnect and became a partner of G & S Travel.  Her business facilitates business to business connection with Israel, plans travel tours for Americans to Israel for business, academia, technology, philanthropy and religious outreach.  When not traveling, she lives in Indianapolis with her husband and 3 children.