Jefferson City, MO Lincoln University administrators Dr. Marcus Chanay, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; Andre Grinston, Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations; and Carlos Graham, Chief of Staff to the President, have each received the Certificate of Fundraising Management (CFRM) from the Eli Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.“The Fund Raising School offers professional development courses aimed ate quipping fundraising professionals with innovative skills to reach donors and achieve greater success in fundraising. The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy increases the understanding of philanthropy and improves its practice worldwide through critical inquiry, interdisciplinary research, teaching, training, and civic engagement.”

“The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is the world’s first school dedicated solely to the study and teaching of philanthropy.  Established in 2012, the school was inaugurated in 2013 and named for one of America’s great philanthropic families in honor of their generations of generosity and leadership. Indiana University has been at the vanguard of philanthropy education since the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University was founded at IUPUI in 1987.”

The Lincoln University administrators completed the certification requirements during four-months of coursework on the Indianapolis campus. Graham says, “This continuing educational opportunity will translate into increased opportunities for Lincoln University students.  Working in higher education and identifying sources for external funding is key to the survival of our institutions. The Fund Raising School has provided us knowledge and skills that will aid us in garnering support for our University, and more importantly, for our students.  We promote lifelong learning at Lincoln University, and what we have learned will greatly benefit those who turn to us for an education.”