William G. Enright

Founding director emeritus, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

William G. Enright is founding Karen Lake Buttrey Director Emeritus of Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, where he served from 2003 to 2014.

Enright is a former senior pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, and a graduate of Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary and McCormick Theological Seminary. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and holds four honorary degrees. Enright is a director of Lilly Endowment Inc., and has also served as a trustee of Hanover College with distinction as a Life Trustee.

He has been an Advisor for the National Cathedral Association of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and is co-founder of the Celebration of Hope, a program for racial reconciliation.

Enright has written several books, the latest of which is “Kitchen Table Giving: Reimagining How Congregations Connect with Their Donors.”

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Helping congregations have more meaningful and creative conversations about resources

A free toolkit from the “Shifting Ground” initiative, “Let’s Talk About Resources” uses case studies, games and reflective discussion questions to facilitate creative conversations about how congregations can use their resources in service to their local community.

It can be used online or in person. These resources were co-created by Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the innovative design team at RootedGood.

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