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The Office for Advancement offers a variety of helpful resources for the family and friends of Taylor. Here you will find information on upcoming events, as well as resources on estate planning, campus literature, and other means of support.

Events & Opportunities

President’s Dinner

Every spring, Taylor University hosts a President’s Dinner for presidential partners, scholarship donors, loyal donors, and those who have put Taylor in their estate.

Additionally, a Scholarship Reception is held to express appreciation and recognize scholarship donors for their generous contributions to students through Taylor and to provide an opportunity for them to meet the students who have received their scholarships. A reception is also held for the Bishop William Taylor Society members and the Council of 100.

Executive Speaker Series

Taylor’s Business department has collaborated with University Advancement to create the Executive Speaker Series (ESS) that invites executive business professionals to join students on campus and speak in strategic management classes.

ESS is open to all majors on campus, but particularly benefits Business students. Through this program, all Business majors can meet and build relationships with eight to 10 business executives each semester.

Previous guest speakers have included: RD Schrader, President & CAI, Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co., Inc.; Mike Childs, CEO, CIG Financial Services; Theresa Wagler, Executive Vice President & CFO, Steel Dynamics, Inc.; Kevin Wright, Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking, STAR Financial Bank; Scott Pflughoeft, CEO, Ashley Molding; Warwick Fairfax, Owner, Fairfax Consulting; Drew Smith, President, American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc.; and Sam Hartman, Owner, Chick-fil-A at Hamilton Town Center.

To learn more, contact Mike Falder, Vice President for Advancement.

Chicago Business Connection/Indianapolis Business Connection

The Business Connection (Chicago and Indianapolis) is a marketplace leadership forum to connect business leaders in and through the greater Taylor University community to form strategic alliances and develop the next generation of Christian leaders.

Organized by business leaders and Taylor alumni, this community was formed to encourage, equip, and inspire a growing community of marketplace leaders by fostering both meaningful and strategic connection. Through the ongoing development of professional communities, Taylor hopes to connect people, form strategic alliances, and offer a unique approach to mentorship.

To learn more, contact Brad Yordy, Executive Director of Alumni and Parent Relations.