Joel Meier


Partners in Philanthropy (2014)
Cornerstone Award


In 1994, Joel Meier moved from Montana to Bloomington for Joel Meier, a graduate of IU Bloomington, to chair the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies at IU. During the 16 years Joel Meier was chair served as a docent at the IU Art Museum, helping the education program grow and thrive. Now retired, the Meiers have moved back to the West. Despite their distance, they return to Bloomington regularly to conduct workshops with IU students. Last fall, they made a presentation to School of Public Health-Bloomington students on how to begin a personal investment program, helping young people understand how they, too, can make a philanthropic impact. The Meiers have also endowed the art museum's educational programs and the Chair of Outdoor Leadership in the School of Public Health-Bloomington.