March 17, 2022

VIDEO: Senator Young Questions IUPUI Professor Dr. Una Osili on Philanthropy

WASHINGTON – Dr. Una Osili, the Efroymson Chair at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, testified today before the Senate Finance Committee. U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the committee, asked Dr. Osili about ways the State of Indiana is leading the way in philanthropy. 


“Dr. Osili is a leading expert on charitable giving, both domestically and across borders,” Senator Young said. “As we examine the state of our non-profit sector in 2022 in the midst of a pandemic, war, and a changing economy, I’m grateful that Dr. Osili shared her expertise with us.”


Senator Young used his time to highlight work being done in Indiana. Indiana is the only state with a community foundation in every one of its counties. Senator Young asked Dr. Osili how this structure helps serve local communities.


He also asked about technological innovation. In a recent article in the Indianapolis Business Journal, Dr. Osili wrote that, “the pace of technological innovation in the philanthropic sector in fundraising and service delivery will need to accelerate even more in 2022.” Senator Young highlighted a collaboration between the Central Indiana Community Foundation and, an Indianapolis-based tech company that provides data helping companies track charitable giving.


Click here to watch the full exchange between Senator Young and Dr. Osili.