An active Advisory Council helps guide a vision for the Institute for Philanthropy
and Nonprofit Leadership that is connected to the work of local nonprofit organizations.
These members are engaged nonprofit leaders that offer real-world perspective for
setting a relevant research agenda and a current set of programs.
2011-12 Advisory Council
Mike Bruns, Bruns Holdings
Joanna Curtis, University of Memphis
Phyllis Fickling, Shelby County Government
Robert Fockler, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Stanley Hyland, University of Memphis
Jenny Koltnow, Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation
Sean Lee, Porter-Leath
Nancy McGee, Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence
Susan Schadt, ArtsMemphis
Our mission is to promote effective philanthropy, advance nonprofit leadership practice, and strengthen the nonprofit sector through education and research.
The Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership works in conjunction with the Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration, a unit in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, College of Arts and Sciences.
Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, MPA
123 McCord Hall
Director of Programs
121 McCord Hall
Leigh N. Hersey, Ph.D.
Director of Research
130 McCord Hall