Fundraising and Grants and Philanthropy

AIDS Fund event nets high percentage of proceeds

May 14, 2011

Charity fundraisers typically net 50 cents on the dollar, but Spotlight, a performing arts extravaganza to benefit the Indiana AIDS Fund, topped that by a high margin.

Held May 2 at Clowes Memorial Hall, Randy Deer and Wayne Zink present Spotlight 2011 raised $430,000, and 93 percent of the money will go to grantmaking, said Kathy Nagler, development director for the Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis. The AIDS fund is part of the health foundation.

Grants will provide HIV and STD prevention, outreach and testing programs across the state of Indiana. Central Indiana grantees include The Damien Center, Social Health Association of Indiana and the Indiana Latino Institute.

Spotlight featured 20 different arts groups and attracted 1,300 attendees. Performers and stagehands donated their time and talent.

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