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April 13, 2012
Alumni Event
Outstanding Alumna of the Year Award Luncheon

Speaker: Honoring Sara B. Cobb, '90, Vice President for Education, Lilly Endowment Inc.
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Woodstock Club, 1301 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Contact: Shari Baldwin at ssbaldwi@iupui.edu or 317-274-8036

Sara B. Cobb, Class of 1990The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is proud to announce that Sara B. Cobb, '90 has been selected by the school's Alumnae Network as the 2012 Outstanding Alumna of the Year.
Sara B. Cobb has been vice president for education at Lilly Endowment Inc. since 1999. In her current role, she supervises the Endowment's grantmaking activities in elementary, secondary and higher education programs. Prior to that she was program director for higher education. In that position, she worked on a variety of the Endowment’s programs, including the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, the college student-retention initiative, the Marion County private school and public education initiative, and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund grant.

Cobb came to the Endowment from her position as associate director of planned giving at the Indiana University Foundation. She also served three years as the gift-planning officer at the University of Denver; as associate dean for advancement at San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno, Calif.; and as a program coordinator for corporate contributions at The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cobb graduated from Purdue University in 1980 and earned her J.D. degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1990.

Cobb is a member of the board of trustees of Arthur Jordan Foundation, governing board of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and a member of the United Way of Central Indiana’s Ready to Learn/Ready to Earn committee.

She has also served on the law school's Law Alumni Association board since 2007. Through her involvement with the board, she has been active on the scholarship, development, recuritment and executive committees. She also regularly participates in the school's mock interview program.

The Alumnae Network is a forum for women graduates to connect with each other, current students and the law school community. As women graduates of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, we are part of a rapidly growing and dynamic group of women who have blazed trails for later generations of women and have excelled in all areas of legal expertise. Currently, there are more than 3,300 alumnae of the school with over 100 new alumnae added to that number each year!