Symposium on Rural Philanthropy: Harnessing the Power of Local Wealth
Hosted by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, this symposium is offered to provide information to elected officials, community foundation leaders, economic development leaders, agricultural community leaders and financial planners. Sessions are designed to help create partnership opportunities and offer ideas to encourage clients, families and residents to give back and invest in their rural communities.
Tuesday, July 17 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, IN
(Formerly the Holiday Inn)
Charles W. Fluharty
Founder, President Emeritus, and Vice President for Policy Programs of the Rural Policy Research Institute, the only national policy institute in the U.S. solely dedicated to assessing the rural impacts of public policies.
Dr. Michael Hicks
Director of Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research will further discuss his Indiana Community Asset and Index Ranking study.
- Finding Wealth: planting seeds to grow rural communities
- Capturing Wealth: how can community foundations better answer the question: ‘Why should I give?’ to reach wealth holders
- Economic Development 101: learning the language
of economic development and community foundations
- The Wabash County Model: an Indiana example of banks, foundations and communities working together
Find more information from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs web site.