About the speaker
Tyrone McKinley Freeman is Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies and the Director of Undergraduate Programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. His research focuses on African American philanthropy in historical and contemporary contexts, the history of philanthropy, and philanthropy and fundraising in higher education. He has just completed a book manuscript about Madam C.J. Walker and African American women’s philanthropy during the early twentieth century. His writings have appeared in the International Journal of Educational Advancement, Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 3rd and 4th Editions, and Advancing Philanthropy. He is co-author of Race, Gender and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011. Prior to becoming a professor, he was a professional fundraiser for local nonprofit organizations in youth and family social services, community development, and higher education. He was also Associate Director of The Fund Raising School where he trained professional fundraisers across the United States and in Africa, Asia, and Europe. He earned a B.A. in English/Liberal Arts from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning from Ball State University, a M.S. in Adult Education from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University.
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