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Meet KVML Board Member Jason Kelly

Jason M. Kelly grew up just outside of Philadelphia. He completed his undergraduate studies at Penn State and then moved to California, where he received …

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A Vonnegut Graduation Like No Other: Take Three!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Gracie Phillips, KVML 2020 Summer Intern The third installment of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML) virtual graduation parties opened with a …

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A Vonnegut Graduation Like No Other: Take Two!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Gracie Phillips, KVML 2020 Summer Intern The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML) kicked off its second virtual graduation party once again with …

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Vonnegut Graduation Party – Take One!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Gracie Phillips, KVML 2020 Summer Intern With Kurt Vonnegut’s typewriter on display in the background, Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library’s CEO and founder …

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Paul Auster, Tony Shalhoub, Lewis Black, Jacqueline Woodson, Russell Banks, Mark Vonnegut, and many others celebrate the 2020 graduating class with the words of Kurt Vonnegut, and more….!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julia Whitehead [email protected] (317) 652-1954 or Ruth Weiner [email protected] (914) 309-8570 Live Virtual Unceremonious Graduation Party, Vonnegut Style! Vonnegut style grad …

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The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library brings Lewis Black and More to You!

We are so excited to share our growing VIRTUAL Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library (KVML) with glimpses of Vonnegut-related tours and treasures, works of art, readings, presentations, …

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The Right to Protest During the Pandemic

Dissent and protest are protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees freedoms of speech, assembly, and the right to petition the government …

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2020 Voting Information for Marion County and Indiana Residents

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Below is detailed information for voting in Kurt Vonnegut’s home state of Indiana and specifically in Indianapolis (Marion County), home of the Kurt Vonnegut …

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A Letter from KVML CEO & Founder Julia Whitehead

Dear Vonnegutians, As we temporarily close our doors, let’s take a moment to recap our year to date. Since January 1, 2020, 646 of you …

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Tom Pado Issued a Donor Challenge: You Accepted!

For Tom Pado, life has always been about challenges. As a kid in Gary, Indiana, his family struggled. Tom also struggled in school, and it …

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Update For Our Karass!

Nothing is more important to the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML) than the health and safety of our community. We take seriously our responsibility as a civic …

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Thank you to the many volunteers, donors, vendors, community partners, and others who made our Grand Opening and VonnegutFest a huge success! What a great …

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A Graduation Like No Other: FINAL TAKE!

By Gracie Phillips, KVML Summer Intern The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML) ended its virtual Month-of-May Unceremonial Graduation Celebrations Tuesday evening with a slam-dunk …

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Let’s Talk about Suicide Prevention

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On January 9 from 5:30 to 7 pm, our colleague Madeline Zielinski (with Brittney Lee, MSW) will lead an important interactive discussion/training on suicide …

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A Message about Heroes from CEO Julia Whitehead

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] “Our hero was catapultedinto history and his destiny. The Battle of the Bulge began today 75 yearsago in 1944.” —Bill Selm I love it when historian and …

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Meet Scott Long – Our 2019 Vonnegut Humor Award Winner

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Scott Long has been a nationally touring stand-up comedian for 27 years, performing in 46 states and five countries. He also wrote comedy sketches …

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Meet Edie Vonnegut

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We have been honored over the years to have supportand participation from three of Kurt Vonnegut’s children, Mark, Edie, and Nanette. Theycontinually serve on …

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Donor Spotlight: Bill Briscoe

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Meet Bill Briscoe, a long-time supporter and volunteer of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML). Bill is one of our biggest champions. He …

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Kathi Badertscher, PhD

Director of Graduate Programs at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Kathi Badertscher, PhD, is Director of Graduate Programs at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Dr. Badertscher teaches a variety of BA, MA, and doctoral courses, including Applying Ethics in Philanthropy and History of Philanthropy. She has participated in several Teaching Vonnegut workshops and is a member of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. Dr. Badertscher has been a guest speaker on ethics in philanthropy, including at the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners – Indianapolis Council; Association of Fundraising Professionals – Indiana Chapter; and Zhou Enlai School of Government, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. In 2019 she received IUPUI Office for Women, Women’s Leadership Award for Newcomer Faculty. In 2019 and 2020 she received the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Graduate Teaching Award.
Dr. Badertscher’s publications include “Fundraising for Advocacy and Social Change,” co-authored with Shariq Siddiqui in Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 5th ed., 2022; “Insulin at 100: Indianapolis, Toronto, Woods Hole, and the ‘Insulin Road,’ co-authored with Christopher Rutty, Pharmacy in History (2020); and three articles in the Indiana Magazine of History: “A New Wishard Is on the Way,” “Evaline Holliday and the Work of Community Service,” and “Social Networks in Indianapolis during the Progressive Era.” Her chapters on social welfare history will appear in three upcoming edited volumes on the history of philanthropy, including “The Legacy of Edna Henry and Her Contributions to the IU School of Social Work,” Women at Indiana University: Views of the Past and the Future, edited by Andrea Walton, Indiana University Press, 2022 (forthcoming). Dr. Badertscher is also the Philanthropy and Nonprofits Consulting Editor for the forthcoming Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, edited by David J. Bodenhamer and Elizabeth Van Allen, Indiana University Press, 2021. Dr. Badertscher is an active volunteer in the Indianapolis community. At present, she is a Coburn Place Safe Haven Board Member and a Children’s Bureau/Families First Brand and Marketing Advisor. Dr. Badertscher holds the MA in History from Indiana University and the MA and PhD in philanthropic studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

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