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Assistant Dean for External Relations; Clinical Associate Professor; Director, The Fund Raising School
Serving as assistant dean for external relations, Bill Stanczykiewicz oversees communications and fundraising for the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy while directing The Fund Raising School. Bill also serves as a core faculty member, teaching graduate and bachelor’s level courses on philanthropy and fundraising.
Bill’s professional career spans the philanthropic, public, and private sectors. He served for 17 years as President & CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute, a statewide nonprofit devoted to healthy youth development and academic achievement. This opportunity followed his leadership position in the mayor’s office in Indianapolis, where he served as policy director for community renewal, designing and implementing The Front Porch Alliance.
Additional public administration opportunities have included serving as a staff member on the United States Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families as well as serving as a board member on Indiana’s State Workforce Innovation Council and Indiana’s Education Roundtable.
Bill’s 10-year media career included being honored as the “Indiana Sportscaster of the Year,” and his media skills have been utilized throughout his professional career appearances on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and ESPN as well as numerous state and national newspaper op-eds and radio and television interviews.
The State of Indiana has honored Bill as a “Sagamore of the Wabash,” the highest honor bestowed by the state on civic leaders. Bill also was recognized as a “Next Generation Leader” by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in public administration (with a concentration in nonprofit management) from George Mason University. Bill also has attained post-graduate credentials from Vanderbilt University and The Fund Raising School.