Jen Shang, PhD
Curriculum Consultant
Hartsook Institutes for Fundraising

Jen Shang is a Philanthropic Psychologist and Director of Research at the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth Business School and at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy-Indiana University. Her work has been published in numerous journals. She is the author of Fundraising: Principles and Practice. Jen’s commitment to teaching was recognized by Indiana University through its annual Trustee’s Teaching Award and she was recognized by the professional body of fundraising (Institute of Fundraising in the UK) and appointed to be their Chief Examiner.

Jen is deeply committed to promoting the teaching of philanthropic psychology and fundraising. She utilizes modern teaching approaches including active-learning, Just-in-Time teaching, Decoding-the-discipline and group-based techniques. She works with over 30 nonprofit organizations including internationally-respected organizations such as American Red Cross, National Public Radio, NSPCC, Cancer Research UK and RSPCA.

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Kent Sunderland
President and Trustee
The Sunderland Foundation

Recipient of the

Kent Sunderland was presented with the prestigious Growing Philanthropy Award in Kansas City by Hartsook President and CEO
Matthew J. Beem during National WWI Museum and Memorial’s VIP event, Night at the Tower.

He was nominated by Matthew Naylor, Ph.D., President and CEO of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, and was selected unanimously by Hartsook Institutes and the International Board of Visitors Growing Philanthropy Committee.

Kent was Vice Chairman of Ash Grove Cement prior to its recent sale. As President of The Sunderland Foundation, he has played a significant role in advancing philanthropy with major gifts.

The Growing Philanthropy Award recognizes a distinguished group of individuals and organizations whose efforts increase philanthropy through research, innovation and challenging the status quo. For more information, contact [email protected].