Mandy SchererDirector of Philanthropic Sustainability

    Mandy’s primary focus is on philanthropic sustainability projects and coaching, board development projects and coaching, organizational training, and internal associate and organizational development. Mandy also serves as an Associate Faculty member of Indiana University teaching graduate-level philanthropic development courses.  Prior to her current position, Mandy served as the Foundation Prospect Research Manager for JDLevy & Associates, Interim Development Coordinator for Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana, and Member Services Coordinator – Alumnae Relations for Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity.  She has an educational background in philanthropy, nonprofit management, and fundraising from Indiana University where she completed multiple internships and assistantships at the Indiana University Foundation, Belmont University, The Fund Raising School, and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.  Mandy enjoys volunteering in the community at various organizations and in the past served on the Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana Board of Directors and the Evansville Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee for Mesker Park Zoo.  Mandy has a special interest in young alumni giving, giving to religious organizations, and youth philanthropy.

    Educational Background:

    • M.A. in Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University
    • Nonprofit Management Certificate, Indiana University
    • B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Fundraising, Indiana University
    • Non Profit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics) Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Indiana University
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