Virginia Hodgkinson


Honorary Degree (1998)
Doctor of Humane Letters
10th Anniversary Center on Philanthropy
Location: Indianapolis
Presenter: Myles Neil Brand


Hodgkinson is recognized as an outstanding contributor to scholarship and service in philanthropy. She has been executive director of the National Center for Charitable Statistics since 1983, and has served as a consultant to the Center on Philanthropy since its inception. She was instrumental in the establishment of Research in Progress at the center and the placement of Independent Sector at Indiana University.

She is co-author of Nonprofit Almanac: Dimensions of the Independent Sector, which provides information to scholars and practitioners. In 1996, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).