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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Scholarships available for Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising course

Lake Institute on Faith & Giving will award 12 half-tuition scholarships to be used for one of the 2023 Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising online cohorts. Applications will be accepted through October 3, 2022.

The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) is designed for religious leaders in faith-based organizations and institutions who wish to learn more about the spirituality of fundraising and gain a core foundation in fundraising principles. Typical titles of attendees include: clergy, judicatory executives, development leaders, professionals at faith-based organizations and lay leaders who have some responsibilities with funding or finances. Scholarship criteria include both demonstrated financial need as well as the potential for applying course learnings in your current professional context.

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