ISO Names Joshua Lee as Vice President of Development
April 7, 2017 — The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra today named Joshua B. Lee as its new Vice President of Development. Lee currently serves as the Executive Associate Director of Major and Advanced Gifts for the Indiana University School of Medicine. He will begin his new role with the ISO on May 1.
Joshua Lee has served the Indiana University School of Medicine since 2006. Lee has led the School of Medicine’s major gifts team to increase current and documented planned gifts benefitting the School by hundreds of millions of dollars over a five-year period. Lee led the School of Medicine’s major gifts team during IU’s $2.5 billion Bicentennial Campaign. Through his extensive knowledge of tax and estate planning, Lee has advised donors on strategies to facilitate transformational gifts for the IU School of Medicine.
A graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Lee also gained experience in the financial field as an executor, guardian, and trustee for estate settlement at National City Bank.
“As Vice President of Development, Joshua Lee will work closely with the ISO’s Board of Directors and fundraising team to help advance the ISO’s mission of providing extraordinary orchestral music to the Indianapolis community,” said Chief Executive Officer Gary Ginstling. “Philanthropic support is vital to the ISO’s future, and Josh’s passion for fundraising and his planned giving experience will be crucial to the ISO’s development efforts. I look forward to working with Josh in the years ahead.”
As the Vice President of Development, Lee will lead the ISO’s fundraising efforts including annual fund, planned giving, and endowment fundraising. He will advise the development team on all areas of fundraising including major gift/individual giving, corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, capital gifts, planned giving, special events and donor recognition and appreciation to grow the ISO’s reach, impact and financial sustainability.
A member of the Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations, Lee volunteers with HOSPICE to provide estate planning and end-of-life planning documents for terminally ill patients. He also serves on the board of Progress House, a residential rehabilitation facility for men recovering from addiction. Lee is one of the founders of the Broad Ripple Farmer’s Market; his family can still be found at the Market many weekends selling produce from their Columbus farm, Lee’s Orchard.