Robbins takes on additional title at Lilly Endowment

The president and CEO of the Lilly Endowment has been given the additional title of chairman at the Indianapolis-based private charitable foundation.

N. Clay Robbins succeeds Thomas M. Lofton, who died June 19, the endowment announced.

Robbins joined Lilly Endowment in 1993 as vice president for community development, became president in 1994 and CEO in 2012.

The endowment is one of the largest private foundations in the country, with $10.1 billion in assets at the end of 2014. Its principal holding is shares of Eli Lilly and Co.

Robbins previously was a partner at the law firm of Baker & Daniels (now Faegre Baker Daniels) where he focused on tax-exempt organizations, estate and gift tax, and immigration law.

Robbins is a graduate of Perry Meridian High School and Wabash College. He earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, Tenn.

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