Danita Forgey, lecturer, has been selected as the School of Informatics and Computing 2009 Spirit of Philanthropy honoree. She and other representatives will be recognized at the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon and Awards Ceremony April 22, 11:30 A.M. at the Campus Center. The awards and luncheon are an annual celebration of the civic spirit for those who have helped IUPUI become a great urban campus, and honors the campus’ most dedicated donors and volunteers.
Forgey has been a faculty member in the School’s Health Information Administration program since 1994. She has served as an educator, program director, advocate, fundraiser, and is one of the leading donors to the program.
Forgey has been recognized by the Indiana Health Information Management Association with Distinguished Member and Professional Achievement awards, and is a past president of that organization. Prior to her academic career, Danita served in management roles in health information management with IU Hospitals, Columbus Regional Hospital and the YPRO Corporation. She continues to work as a private consultant in the field.
Danita received her B.S. degree in medical record administration, and a Master of information science degree from Indiana University.
At the luncheon, and in conjunction with IUPUI’s 40th Celebration, Chancellor Charles Bantz will honor Lilly Endowment Inc. and its 40 years of philanthropic support of the campus.