IUPUI to bestow its prestigious Spirit of Philanthropy Award upon donors, volunteers

April 10, 2015

The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Spirit of Philanthropy Award, one of the most esteemed philanthropy awards given by the campus, will be presented to generous benefactors on April 14 at the 2015 Spirit of Philanthropy luncheon and ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

 For 26 years, the Spirit of Philanthropy Award has been presented to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the academic and cultural well-being of IUPUI and its faculty, staff and students through generous donations, volunteerism and other notable investments.

 “It is essential that we continue to raise the awareness of the contributions philanthropy makes to higher education and the enormous impact it has on research, teaching, scholarships and other projects,” said IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz. ”This is just one way to pay tribute to the awardees' exceptional generosity, dedication and civic vision.”

 Sponsored by IUPUI, the IU Foundation and the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI, the luncheon will be emceed by Barbara Lewis, a well-known television and radio broadcast journalist and host of the "Business of Health" segment on "Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick."

Schools and units on the IUPUI campus are invited to select corporations, foundations and individuals as award recipients. Those being honored at the 2015 IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy luncheon, and School of Health and Rehabiliation Sciences recognized Dr. Karen Gable.

Karen Gable  

Dr. Karen Gable

Karen Gable

IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

The cornerstone of Professor Emerita Karen Gable’s academic leadership as director of the health occupations/sciences education programs was her intense commitment to student success. She worked tirelessly to accommodate her students’ unique needs while maintaining high academic expectations. As a result, her students were expertly prepared for careers in the complex health science community, and they continue to remember Gable fondly. In 2014, when a group of alumni from the B.S. and M.S. programs wished to honor her legacy, she reaffirmed her commitment to student success by endowing the Dr. Karen Gable Health Sciences Scholarship and challenged the alums to join her in supporting the next generation of health care professionals.