Neal Gilliatt


Z.G. Clevenger Award (1989)
B.S., 1939
Distinguished Alumni Service Award (1970)
B.S., 1939
Kelley School of Business Academy of Alumni Fellows (1970)
Indiana University Bloomington
B.S., 1939


Neal Gilliatt is one of Indiana University's most distinguished alumni in the field of business, who served as an executive of a major international advertising firm. His manifold energies and talents spread far beyond the business community, resulting in outstanding contributions in the humanistic areas of health and religion.

For the millions of Americans who suffer from epilepsy, Gilliatt brought new hope; through his enterprise he managed to bring about the merger of two voluntary groups in this field to form the Epilepsy Foundation of America, which worked tirelessly to raise funds for research and helped dispel archaic misconceptions about this major medical problem. Gilliatt's religious endeavors through his home church in Greenwich, Connecticut, revitalized the community's services and resulted in the establishment of a counseling center at the church, drawing on the resources of The American Foundation of Religion and Psychiatry.

As a loyal and dedicated alumnus, Gilliatt served IU in the New York area for many years. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Service Award and a Kelley School of Business Academy of Alumni Fellowship in 1970, and the Z.G. Clevenger Award in 1989.