Alisa Hendrix


Bicentennial Medal (2019)


Alisa Hendrix, a long-time resident of Bloomington, received multiple degrees from Indiana University. She earned a B.S. in Business and Finance from the Kelley School of Business and an M.A. in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She also received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Hendrix has maintained a long-standing friendship with Indiana University for many years. She is a member of the Indiana University Foundation Board of Directors and is a leader in Women's Philanthropy for IU. Hendrix is a founding member and immediate past co-chair of the Women's Philanthropy Leadership Council, serves as a member of the Committee on Directors and the Long Range Planning committee for IU Foundation, is a long-time steering committee member and past co-chair of the IU Colloquium for Women, and serves on the Board of Visitors for the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Hendrix also volunteers for Kappa Alpha Theta, serving as a chapter advisor, event chairperson and is a past president of the Bloomington Alumnae Chapter. She is a member of the IU Foundation Presidents Circle, a David Starr Jordan Associate of the IU Foundation Well House Society, and a lifetime member of the IU Alumni Association.

Hendrix has a history of small business ownership, volunteerism and civic leadership. Her community interests include philanthropic education, early childhood education, mental health, and community development. Hendrix has served as director of the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County where she is a member of the Executive Committee and co-chair of the Grant Program. She is a former director of the Bloomington Hospital Foundation and one of the founders of Women of Vision, a committee at the hospital, and currently serves on the Investment Committee. In 2019, Hendrix was honored with Indiana University's Bicentennial Medal, in recognition of her distinguished contributions to the university and surrounding community.