On September 4th, 2014 Eugene Tempel celebrated his retirement from IUPUI where he received the IUPUI Chancellor Medallion from Chancellor Charles R. Bantz. Tempel has been a guiding force in philanthropy for the university. He has been apart of the Indiana University Foundation since 1983 and was the president from 2008 to 2012. He founded the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in 2012.
Tempel is a past chair of the National Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Ethics Committee. An early leader in creating the field of philanthropic studies, he was the first elected president of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council and a member of Independent Sector’s Expert Advisory Panel that helped create national guidelines for nonprofit governance and ethical behavior.
Even in retirement, Tempel continues his involvement with the university as the Founding Dean Emeritus of the School of Philanthropy, President Emeritus of the IU Foundation and an adjunct professor of philanthropic studies at IUPUI.