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For more information about the ECRF program at Shaw University, please contact Mena Lewis at 919.719.1081 or via email at Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on campus!


William G. Enright, Ph.D. William G. Enright, Ph.D.
Karen Lake Buttrey Director
Lake Institute on Faith & Giving
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

William G. Enright, Ph.D., is the Karen Lake Buttrey Director of Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and former Senior Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis.  He is a graduate of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California; and McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.  He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and holds three D.D. (honorary) degrees from Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana, Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, and Anderson University (Anderson, IN). Dr. Enright is a director of Lilly Endowment, Inc. as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.  He has also served as a trustee of Hanover College with distinction.  In 2009, Dr. Enright joined the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Youth Core, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

His past civic involvement in Indianapolis has included serving as co-chair of the Mayor’s Taskforce on Racism, member of Envisioning Indianapolis, the Police Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of the Central Indiana Council On Aging, the Wishard Hospital Foundation Board, the St. Vincent Hospital Advisory Board, and as past President of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis.  He has also been an Advisor for the National Cathedral Association of the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.  He is co-founder of the Celebration of Hope, a program for racial reconciliation, which was recognized by President Clinton as one of ten national programs to be honored at the White House. He has also been honored by two Indiana governors with a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest distinction awarded to citizens who have contributed greatly to "Hoosier" heritage. He has authored several books, the latest being Channel Markers, and lectured at numerous colleges, universities and theological institutions as well as for business associations such as The Young Presidents and World Presidents organizations. In July 2005, he served as "preacher and chaplain" for the Chautauqua Institution in New York. In 2007, he delivered the annual John Conley Lecture on Medical Ethics to the American Academy of Otolaryngology which was later published in the Academy’s journal.

Bruce Grady, Ed.DBruce T. Grady, Ed.D.
Dean and Associate Professor of Religious Education
Shaw University Divinity School

Rev. Dr.  Bruce T. Grady, Ed.D., is the son of Mrs. Carolyn Abrams and Mr. Thomas E. Grady. He is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina.  Dr. Grady is married to his best friend, Michele Moore, and they have two children, Isaiah and Alexa.

Dr. Grady is a graduate of E.A. Laney High School.  After high school, he received degrees from North Carolina State University in 1991 (B.S.), Duke University, The Divinity School in 1994 (M.Div.), Princeton Theological Seminary in 1996 (Th.M.), and Columbia University, Teachers College in 2002 (Ed.D.).

On September 30, 1997, he was ordained and installed at the historic Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church in Harlem, NY.  Under his ministry Rendall experienced revitalization in the areas of Christian Education, worship, community service, and missions.

In February of 2001, he became the Assistant Pastor of Fordham Manor Reformed Church in the Bronx.  Fordham Manor is the second oldest church in the Bronx and the oldest established ministry in the entire Borough.

Dr. Grady has always been a community minded minister.  Since his days in college up to the present, Dr. Grady has been "a trumpet from Zion" sounding the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He continues to participate in grass roots organizations which address a range of community issues from challenging the wrongs of inequality in public education to building alliances across racial, economic, and interdenominational lines.  As the Chairperson of the Committee for Classical Education in the Bronx, he participated in grant winning proposal that established the first public Latin School in the history of New York City.  He currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Evangelism and Community Outreach at Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Raleigh.

He is also the Dean of Shaw University Divinity School and Associate Professor of Religious Education.  Following the legacy of "the mother of black colleges in the Tar Heel State," Dr. Grady delivers a message of faith, hope, charity, and liberation through the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Aimee LaramoreAimée A. Laramore, MBA
Associate Director, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving
Owner/Lead Consultant, ALlyd Image Solutions

Aimée A. Laramore is a trusted consultant, effective strategist and premier team-builder.

Serving as Associate Director of Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, she brings over 17 years of executive non-profit leadership to the field of faith & philanthropy. She has served successfully in leadership roles throughout a variety of mission driven agencies across the country, in the health, human services and community development fields. She has a passion for writing and has spent her career dedicated to systemic change for non-profit capacity building. Passionate teaching and coaching of national congregational teams has materialized in adaptive leadership and resource development practices to broadly foster a culture of generosity.  The development of continuing education initiatives has included curriculum development and training in generational differences among donors & best practices to leverage technology.   A graduate of Purdue University, Aimée received her undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, in the School of Technology. In an effort to fuse innovative organizational development approaches with established business practices, she received her Master of Business Administration, in addition to completing community organizing training in, Oakland, CA.

Prior to joining Lake Institute, she actively served the non-profit sector as owner/lead consultant for ALlyd Image Solutions. Specializing in facilitation, strategic planning and outcomes-based measurement, her work can be seen through more than 75 non-profit agencies within the Midwest region. Dedicated to creating answers to the socio-economic conditions of neighborhoods, Aimée also completed the Pratt Institute Community Economic Development Internship program. Her most important self-described accomplishments include a successful marriage of 18 years and her greatest calling, being a mother to Lydia, Noah and Andrew.  She is a charter member of Circle City Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., where she serves as Editor and Teen Advisor.  Dedicated to numerous community based entities, she is an active member of New Horizons Church, Indianapolis, IN and serves on the Purdue University College of Technology Alumni Board, as Chair of Distinguished Alumni.

Ms. Laramore has focused & documented expertise in organizational management, succession planning, resource development, strategic planning and consensus building to advance outcomes and fulfill organizational vision.  She has also demonstrated an uncommon ability to navigate diverse communities.   A trained development specialist, fundraising takes a backseat to internal capacity building and the pursuit of operational excellence.  Known as powerful, poised and results oriented, her career is dedicated to effective operations and evaluation practices with documented success across sectors and professional environments.  Essential business principles, with entrepreneurial innovation, include return on investment and business model analysis in the non-profit, higher education and corporate sector.  A woman of faith, you can see a common and intentional thread that transcends all areas of personal and professional life for Aimée A. Laramore.  She believes we are all a wonderful work in progress.