ERODING FOUNDATION: Endowment's assets fall with Lilly stock; heavy sale of shares dim chances for rebound

Endowment's assets fall with Lilly stock; heavy sale of shares dim chances for rebound Wall Street is chipping away at Indianapolis' most-venerable philanthropic institution. The value of Lilly Endowment's primary asset-Eli Lilly and Co. shares-has dropped by more than half since 2000, forcing leaders to sell additional shares in order to give away hundreds of millions of dollars as required each year. Still, the privately run endowment remains a major Eli Lilly shareholder, with nearly 148 million shares of the company's...

 

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