Peter Weber is an Assistant Professor and Director of Nonprofit Leadership Studies at Murray State University. He holds a doctorate in Philanthropic Studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, as well as a Master in History and a Master in International Studies in Philanthropy and Social Innovation, both from the University of Bologna in Italy.
Peter is deeply engaged in local and national community. The work of the Murray-Calloway County Community Foundation aligns with his efforts to improve and develop the capacity of the local nonprofit sector. MCCCF plays the crucial role of connector between nonprofit agencies, civic leaders, and the business community. Through philanthropic leadership, the community foundation leverages both financial and human resources to create lasting impact in the Murray-Calloway County community. Peter also serves on the board of Lotus (formerly, PASAC), where he chairs the Internal Affairs Committee and is member of its Governance/Executive Committee, and on the board of the local United Way, where he sits on its strategic and allocation committees. At the national level, he serves on the board of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC), which is the international membership organization of nonprofit and philanthropic research centers and education programs.
He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Murray State University. Among others, his teaching interests focus on grant-making practices, nonprofit management and governance, nonprofit advocacy and public policy, and community engagement. In recognition of his service to the field of nonprofit studies, he was recognized by the 2013 ARNOVA Emerging Scholar Award, selected as a Future Philanthropic Educator Fellow by the Learning by Giving Foundation, awarded the Service Learning Mentor of the Year by Murray State University in 2015, and selected for the New Executives to Kentucky program by Leadership Kentucky and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development in 2017.
Murray-Calloway County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of West Kentucky.
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