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Jill Gordon

Program Director
317.630.5200 ext. 116

Jill is the contact for this unique statewide collaborative of 40+ community organizations. Engaging youth in philanthropy (giving & serving in their local communities) is the major focus of this effort. Jill oversees YPII's role in providing resources and technical assistance to community and other foundations that promote and support youth philanthropy. Jill is the person to contact regarding youth philanthropy materials, training and resources.

Jill brings 10 years of experience in the nonprofit arena, with a strong focus on program and curriculum development, training and evaluation, grant proposal development and management, and general nonprofit management.  Previously she served as the Public and Youth Program Coordinator at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis where she developed and implemented events for diverse community audiences and managed the Museum Apprentice Program, a hands-on, project-based program for teenagers.  With her direct knowledge and experience with the goals and values of youth philanthropy and her passion for the subject, Jill is well-positioned to continue YPII’s reputation as a knowledge leader in the field, and to lead us into the next era of youth philanthropy in Indiana.  Jill became YPII's Program Director in August 2011.

Eileen Ryan

Program Associate

Eileen supports the family philanthropy segment of the YPII program with a primary focus on the new Family Philanthropy resource (Gift Box).  She conducts educational presentations for organizations that have an interest in this unique resource.  Additionally, she provides application training to the organizations currently using the resource in their youth programs.  Contact Eileen if you would like to learn more about YPII’s creative and innovative Family Philanthropy Gift Box. 

Eileen brings a broad base of philanthropic experience to her position.  Previously, she served as Program Director at the Moore Foundation for 15+ years. Thereafter, she established her own consulting firm, providing management-related assistance to a variety of philanthropic-oriented organizations including the “Learning To Give-IN” program.  Eileen has been involved with YPII in various roles since the beginning of the concept in early 2001, including serving as Chair of the original Partner Network. In January, 2004, the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance offered Eileen the opportunity to become part of the IPA organization and provide full-time leadership for YPII as its Program Director. She remained YPII's Program Director until August 2011.

Jerry Finn

Program Consultant

Jerry assists the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (“YPII”) as a consultant in the areas of training, strategic planning and special program coordination. His contribution in these areas has been extremely valuable in building the framework and expansion for the Initiative. Jerry has continuously served with the Initiative in various roles as regional coordinator, head trainer and Program Consultant since 2002.

Jerry is the Executive Director of the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County. He is a recognized national trainer and author. Jerry's published works include Building Youth Ministry in The Parish by St. Mary's Press, Morality and Decisions Leaders Guide, by Silver Burdett Ginn, and a contributing author to The Asset Builders Guide for Youth Leadership, by Search Institute and Youth As Philanthropists by CPY, Inc., along with articles in various national publications. Jerry serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Youth Institute, the New Albany-Floyd County Education Foundation and is a member of the Community Investment Team of the Floyd County Metro United Way.

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