Presbyterian College, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy partner to give PC students and alumni new graduate degree and certificate opportunities

Presbyterian College, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy partner to give PC students and alumni new graduate degree and certificate opportunities







A new partnership between the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI and Presbyterian College will give PC graduates a special opportunity to pursue an education with the nation’s first school of philanthropy.

A new “Presbyterian College and Lilly Family School Fellowship Award” provides qualified PC students and alumni opportunities to earn both graduate-level academic degrees and certificates and a professional development credential.

The graduate-level programs include the school’s Master in Philanthropic Studies degree and its graduate certificates in Philanthropic Studies and Philanthropic Fundraising. PC students and alumni will receive a 25 percent tuition scholarship and application fee waiver to the masters and graduate certificate programs. This includes the online versions of these programs. Residential students may be eligible for other scholarship opportunities, as well as a graduate assistantship. These opportunities are available to all PC graduates from a wide variety of majors.

In addition, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Lake Institute on Faith & Giving will partner with Presbyterian College to deliver a professional development opportunity for leaders of all faith communities in the southeast region of the U.S. The in-person training portion of this Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising program will be co-hosted with Presbyterian College in Greenville in early summer 2023.

“We are pleased to partner with Presbyterian College, and we look forward to welcoming their graduates as new students at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy,” said Dr. Amir Pasic, the Eugene R. Tempel Dean of the school. “Additionally, our professional development collaboration aligns well with both institutions’ missions, and it will offer a great opportunity for faith leaders in the southeast to participate in the Lake Institute’s executive certificate program.”

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and PC anticipate that these initial partnerships will lead to future partnership opportunities.

“The Lilly Family School is at the vanguard of philanthropy and fundraising education and research,” said PC president Dr. Matthew vandenBerg.  “As a graduate of one of its certificate programs, I have personally witnessed the deep, enduring value it offers practitioners and the overall nonprofit sector.  As America’s Innovative Service College, PC teaches students the art and science of addressing societal challenges at their root causes.  Our graduates are an excellent fit for the Lilly Family School’s programs, and our two institutional missions are complementary and make for a powerful partnership.”

To be eligible for admission, Presbyterian College students must have completed their undergraduate degree and meet the academic standards of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the IUPUI Graduate School.

About Presbyterian College

Presbyterian College is America’s Innovative Service College – a private, church-related liberal arts college devoted to the principles of interdisciplinary innovation, outrageous service, and a powerful relationship with the Presbyterian Church. Located on a striking 240-acre campus in Clinton, S.C., PC prepares outstanding future servant-leaders through a rigorous academic program taught by an exceptional faculty. The college offers a wide variety of undergraduate majors and has established three graduate programs – a master’s program for physician assistants, a doctoral program for occupational therapy, and a doctoral program for pharmacy at the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy. For more information, visit

About Lake Institute on Faith & Giving

Lake Institute on Faith & Giving exists to serve the public good by exploring the multiple connections between philanthropy and faith within the major religious traditions. Its mission is to foster greater understanding of the ways in which faith inspires and informs giving. Lake Institute is a program of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Follow us on Twitter or “Like” us on Facebook.

About the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change. The school offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy through itsundergraduate, graduate, certificate and professional development programs, its research and international programs and through The Fund Raising School, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram and “Like” us on Facebook.