Local non-profit leaders named to
Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute
Two Batesville non-profit leaders have been selected as a member of the 2022 class of the Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute. Amy Streator, Executive Director of Ripley County Community Foundation, and Jonathon Maple, Executive Director of Margaret Mary Health Foundation have both been selected to the highly competitive program. Launched by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance in 2021, the Mutz Institute provides a leadership training experience to skill-up professionals serving in board and executive roles at foundations, corporations and social impact organizations across Indiana.
Both Streator and Maple have successfully completed a competitive application process to gain one of 23 spots in this year’s class.
Streator has served as the Executive Director of the Ripley County Community Foundation since 2015. “I appreciate being a part of the Mutz Leadership Institute and welcome the opportunity to leverage assets that will enhance the quality of life in Ripley County.”
Maple has served as the Executive Director of the Margaret Mary Health Foundation since July 2021 and was honored to be selected to the program, “I am excited to gain more knowledge about statewide philanthropy and look forward to collaborating locally to make a larger impact within both Margaret Mary Health and the local communities.”
“We are living through one of the most taxing times in our history, and Indiana must have a new wave of sharp minds prepared to make substantial impact—ranging from education to economic development,” said Claudia Cummings, President and CEO of Indiana Philanthropy Alliance. “This program allows us to honor John Mutz, who was integral in the founding of IPA, while developing a talent pipeline of diverse philanthropic leaders.”
The Mutz Institute is named for former Indiana Lieutenant Governor, past Lilly Endowment Inc. president, IPA founder, corporate CEO and Indiana visionary John M. Mutz.
“The Mutz Institute will serve as a pipeline for the transformational philanthropic leaders Indiana needs now and in coming times,” said Jamie Merisotis, CEO of Lumina Foundation, one of the program supporters.
About John M. Mutz
Born in Indianapolis, John M. Mutz is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in advertising and business management. He had a long career in business, including managing a chain of restaurants and serving as president of PSI Energy (now Duke Energy). Elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1967 and to the state Senate in 1970, he was instrumental in introducing the set of legislative reforms that came to be known as Unigov, the creation of IUPUI and the White River Park Commission, among others. From 1980-1988, he served as the 45th Lieutenant Governor, serving under Governor Robert D. Orr. Mutz later served as president of Lilly Endowment Inc. and chairman of the Lumina Foundation board of directors.
IPA is the largest association supporting effective philanthropy in Indiana. It represents a powerful network of foundations, corporations and other social investors working together to lead change, improve lives and lift communities. Members hold over $31.5 billion in assets, awarded over $1 billion last year in grants and are active in all 92 Indiana counties.
The Mutz Institute is a program of the IPA. Classes begin in January and meet once a month until October. For more information, visit www.inphilanthropy.org/MutzInstitute.