Board of Directors

IU Foundation Board of Directors:
What We Do

The IU Foundation Board of Directors works to steward and support Indiana University’s fundraising goals while serving as the legal governing body for the IU Foundation.

These experienced leaders dedicate their time and talents to secure a strong future for Indiana University. Our board members come from a variety of backgrounds, with one common thread: sincere dedication to the success of Indiana University.

These remarkable individuals ensure the IU Foundation delivers on the promise of an affordable, world-class education at Indiana University.

The Board of Directors in Action

Collectively, past and present IU Foundation board members have given more than $409 million to IU, making them some of our most generous donors. They also travel three times each year—at their own expense—to attend board meetings, providing governance oversight and input into how the IU Foundation can best achieve its mission of advancing Indiana University’s best interests.

Board of directors meeting dates


  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 14–16, Virtual
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 5–7, Indianapolis
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October dates 16-18, Bloomington, IN


  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 12–14, Virtual
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 4–6, Indianapolis
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, *October dates TBD, Bloomington, IN


  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 11-13, Virtual
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 3-5, TBD
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, *October dates TBD, Bloomington, IN

*awaiting confirmation for dates of IU Homecoming

Members of the Board of Directors

Aasif M. Bade
Ambrose Property Group, LLC
Indianapolis, IN

Kathryn R. Booth
Harrison, NY

W. Quinn Buckner
Pacers Sports and Entertainment
Indianapolis, IN

Amy Balcius
Carmel, Indiana

Derrick Burks
Zionsville, Indiana

Pamela Carter
Franklin, TN

Julie Christopher
Founder & CEO
Best of Seven
Chicago, IL

Julie A. Davis
Indianapolis, IN

Theodore D. Dickman
Retired CEO at BKD, LLP CPAs & Advisors
Indianapolis, IN

David C. Evans
Sherwood Forrest, Maryland

Jeff M. Fettig
Chairman and CEO, Retired
Whirlpool Corporation
Benton Harbor, MI

Curtis A. Ferguson
Managing Director, Ventech
Shanghai, China

John Fernandez
Senior Vice President, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships
The Mill
Bloomington, Indiana

James D. Fielding
Los Angeles, CA

J Thomas Forbes
President and CEO
Indiana University Foundation
Bloomington, IN

Alan B. Graf
EVP & CFO, Retired
FedEx Corporation
Memphis, TN

Dena Rae Hancock
Senior Vice President, Wealth Services
The Naples Trust Company
Naples, FL

Alisa Hendrix
Bloomington, IN

James R. Hodge
President and Chief Investment Officer
Permal Group, Inc.
New York, NY

David H. Jacobs Jr.
Owner, Stilllife Construction
President, David Jacobs Fine Arts
Santa Monica, CA

Lacy M. Johnson
Taft Law
Indianapolis / Washington DC

Rick L. Johnson
Johnson Ventures, Inc.
Columbus, IN

Robert N. Johnson
Dublin, CA

Louis G. Jordan
Tympany Vineyards
Healdsburg, CA

Jane Jorgensen
Syracuse, IN

Kenneth W. Kaczmarek
Del Mar, CA

Dale Ellen Leff
New York, NY

Kathleen Ligocki
Board Member, Serial CEO, Philanthropist
West Bloomfield, MI

Patricia A. Martin
Indianapolis, IN

Rose C. Mays
Professor Emeritus
Indiana University School of Nursing
Indianapolis, IN

Rodney Miller
Vice Chairman of Mergers and Acquisitions
JPMorgan Securities LLC
New York, NY

Sallie Jo Tardy Mitzell
Westfield, Indiana

John Timothy “Tim” Morris
Greenwich, Connecticut

Kim I. Pressman
Saddle River, NJ
James Robert (Rob) Quigg III
Chair, Quigg Fund Inc.
Richmond, IN

Victor E. “Gene” Renuart
General, USAF (Ret)
Founder & President
The Renuart Group, LLC
Apex, NC

Melissa Proffitt Schmidt
Partner-in-Charge of Client Relations
Indianapolis, IN
Glenn Scolnik
Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN
Richard C. Searles
Merrill Lynch
Indianapolis, IN
Randolph L. Seger
Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP
Indianapolis, IN
Amish Shah
President and CEO
Kem Krest Corporation
Bristol, Indiana
Michael D. Shumate
San Diego, CA

Donna Spears
Richmond, Indiana

Gregg T. Summerville
Tecumseh Capital Partners, LLC
Columbus, IN
Cheryl Sullivan
Indianapolis, IN
Steven Tuchman
Indianapolis, IN

Linda S. Watson
Chicago, Illinois

W. Michael Wells
Hylant of Indianapolis, LLC
Indianapolis, IN
Pamela Whitten
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Richard E. Woosnam
Innovest Group, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

Cheng Wu
Saratoga, CA

Robert L. Zerbe
Chief Executive Officer
Quatrx Pharmaceuticals
Richmond Hill, GA

Emeritus Directors

Elected by their peers, emeritus directors are board members who no longer actively participate in board activities.

Gary J. Anderson
Managing Director Emeritus
TL Ventures
Nashville, IN

S. Sue Aramian
New York, NY

Bill C. Brown
Bill C. Brown Associates
Bloomington, IN

William P. Carmichael
Naples, FL

Gayle T. Cook

Alecia A. DeCoudreaux
Mills College
Oakland, CA

Clarence H. Doninger
Doninger Tuohy & Bailey, LLP
Indianapolis, IN

Thomas Ehrlich
President Emeritus
Indiana University
Palo Alto, CA

Ezra H. “Zeke” Friedlander
Retired Judge
Indiana Court of Appeals
Indianapolis, IN

Ellen C. Gignilliat
Chicago, IL

Jack M. Gill
The Gill Foundation of Texas
Houston, TX

Alan Gilman
Bloomington, IN

Harry L. Gonso

Ann L. Harrison
Attica, IN

Steven H. Henke
Henke Development Group
Carmel, IN

Adam W. Herbert, Jr.
President Emeritus
Indiana University
Jacksonville, FL

V. William Hunt
Hunt Capital Partners
Indianapolis, IN

Julie Inskeep
The Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne, IN

Robert W. Lanum
Of Counsel
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Jeffersonville, IN

Jane H. Martin
Haverway Farm
Bloomington, IN

Phyllis E. McCullough
Chairwoman of the Board
Cook, Inc.
Bloomington, IN

Robert H. McKinney
Marshall & Ilsley Corporation
Indianapolis, IN

Michael A. McRobbie
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Patricia R. Miller
Vera Bradley Designs
Fort Wayne, IN

Joseph T. Morrow
Chairman Emeritus
Home State Bank
Schererville, IN

Randall C. Morgan Jr., M.D.
University Park Orthopedics
University Park, Florida

James T. Morris
Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Indianapolis, IN

Georgette Mosbacher
New York, NY

John D. Peterson Jr.
Chairman and CEO
City Securities Corporation
Zionsville, IN

N.E. “Ned” Pfau Jr.
President and CEO
Geo. Pfau’s Sons Company, Inc.
Jeffersonville, IN

Frank P. Popoff
Popoff Limited Partners
Midland, MI

Lynn E. Reichle
Lynn E. Gassoway, DDS
Valparaiso, IN

Jill S. Ruckelshaus
Medina, WA

Thomas D. Rush
Managing Partner
Rush Investments
Indianapolis, IN

John C. Shoemaker
Los Altos, CA

Curtis R. Simic
President Emeritus
Indiana University Foundation
Bloomington, IN

James G. Sinclair
Index Notion Company, Inc.
Carmel, IN

Cynthia Simon Skjodt
Carmel, IN

Daniel C. Smith
President Emeritus
Indiana University Foundation
Kelley School of Business faculty member
Bloomington, IN

Stephen R. Springer
Syracuse, IN

Milton R. Stewart
Warrenton, OR

Stephen A. Stitle
Managing Partner - Indiana Operations
SmithAmundsen, LLC
Indianapolis, IN

Eugene R. Tempel
Founding Dean
IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
President Emeritus
Indiana University Foundation
Indianapolis, IN

Randall L. Tobias
Tobias Family Office
Carmel, IN

John D. Walda
President and CEO
NACUBO (National Association of College and University Business Officers)
Washington, DC

Margaret R. Watanabe
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emerita Obstetrics and Gynecology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN