Center on Philanthropy Awards 2002 Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Ethical Fundraising

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University has announced the recipients of the 2002 Henry A. Rosso Medal for lifetime achievement in ethical fundraising. The three winners — Donald A. Campbell, Jr.; Polly Jontz Lennon, CFRE; and James M. Greenfield, ACFRE, FAHP — were recognized for their long and productive careers and ongoing service to the field.

Created in 1990 to honor Henry A. "Hank" Rosso (1917-1999), a founder of the Center on Philanthropy and founding director of its Fund Raising School, the annual award recognizes practitioners who emphasize the ethics and values of philanthropy and serve as mentors to perpetuate and invigorate the tradition of philanthropy.

"These three outstanding leaders have made remarkable contributions in the field of philanthropy," said Timothy L. Seiler, director of public service and the Fund Raising School at the Center. "They are striking examples of professionals who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to ethical fundraising and innovative leadership throughout their careers."

Donald A. Campbell, Jr., has more than forty-five years of campaign and development experience and has been associated with programs and fundraising campaigns that have generated more than $3 billion. He formed Campbell & Company in 1976 and became its chairman in 1995.

James M. Greenfield has built a forty-year career as a fundraising executive that includes stints at three universities and five hospitals. In February 2001, he retired from Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach, California, after fourteen years as senior vice president for resource development and executive director of the Hoag Hospital Foundation.

Polly Jontz Lennon, CFRE, is president emerita of Conner Prairie, an accredited open-air living-history museum in Fishers, Indiana. As vice president of Earlham College and president and CEO of Conner Prairie, an Earlham museum, Lennon transformed the small, relatively unknown organization into a major regional attraction with a national reputation.

"Three Philanthropy Leaders Receive Lifetime Achievement Award in Fund Raising" Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University Press Release 08/27/2002.