Faculty

Melissa Spas is the managing director of education and engagement for the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving. She joined the staff of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in 2016, having spent two years developing new initiatives and strategic partnerships for Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington. From 2007-2013, Spas worked for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. A native of Chautauqua, New York, Spas is a graduate of Allegheny College and Harvard Divinity School, and she is an active lay person in the United Methodist Church.

Registration

Register for the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising program

For inquiries about the program, please email leadership@div.duke.edu with the subject line: Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising.

Questions We Answer

We know that you grapple with many difficult questions as a Christian leader. We want to help. Complex concerns about ministry can’t be fully addressed here, of course, but we provide a starting point for engaging the deep issues.

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