Managing director, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving
Melissa Spas is the managing director of education and engagement for the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, part of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. She worked previously at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington and at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. She is a graduate of Allegheny College and Harvard Divinity School and is an active layperson in the United Methodist Church.
Leadership Education at Duke Divinity grants Traditioned Innovation Awards to initiatives that engage in experiments to transform communities by living out the convictions of an ancient faith in the current challenging circumstances. The awardees inspire Christian leaders to consider our convictions and daily activities so that we may more abundantly bear witness to the reign of God.
Each of the 2021 winners will receive $10,000 and be featured in Faith & Leadership.