- IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (2019)
Drs. Dwight and Audrey Burlingame hold a firm belief in the importance of affordable education for all. Their philanthropy is evident through the major gifts they have made to endow a PhD fellowship and establish a reading room at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Their giving has often focused on the role of libraries in providing free access to information and education.
Audrey's husband, Dwight, is a professor of philanthropic studies and holds the Glenn Family Chair in Philanthropy. Audrey is an accomplished charge nurse and has served in hospitals around the country.
After an education at Bowling Green State University where she completed her dissertation on nursing leadership, Audrey began teaching courses in nursing at various universities.