Charities

NFP of NOTE: Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Indiana Chapter

June 16, 2012
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
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Largest senior center in city to close at end of month

June 7, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Indianapolis Senior Center, 708 E. Michigan St., is directing clients to other agencies for meals, transportation and other services the center has provided since 1962.
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NFP of NOTE: Boys & Girls Clubs of IndianapolisRestricted Content

June 2, 2012
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis believes that every young person deserves to live a life filled with hope and opportunity.
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Community foundations recovering from recessionRestricted Content

May 19, 2012
Many have bounced back and report asset levels that exceed their 2007 highs.
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NFP of NOTE: Cornea Research Foundation of AmericaRestricted Content

May 19, 2012
The Cornea Research Foundation of America is a not-for-profit clinical research organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of vision.
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NFP of NOTE: Partners In HousingRestricted Content

May 5, 2012
Partners In Housing assists the homeless and people with special needs by eliminating barriers to safe, affordable housing through the creation of beneficial partnerships.
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Damien Center pays off building mortgageRestricted Content

April 28, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Agency that offers HIV- and AIDS-related services owns its headquarters free and clear after $3 million capital campaign.
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NFP OF NOTE: Horizon HouseRestricted Content

April 21, 2012
Horizon House provides direct support to persons who are homeless.
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Not-for-profit aims to unite city's sports-related businesses

April 19, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
A new not-for-profit organization looking to connect Indianapolis area sports-minded businesses is already attracting dozens of members.
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Agency increases effort to help state's artisans sell waresRestricted Content

April 14, 2012
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Three years after budget cuts threatened the state-run Indiana Artisan program, the newly independent organization is moving ahead with ambitious plans to broaden its reach—and help artists and food producers build their businesses.
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Funding challenges sideline not-for-profit award programRestricted Content

April 14, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Indiana Achievement Awards is going on what organizers called a “sabbatical,” though its return isn’t guaranteed. The change is the result of a loss in grant funding for all not-for-profit programs at the IUPUI Solution Center, which organized the awards.
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Hoops fans funnel energy into givingRestricted Content

April 7, 2012
Brackets for Good pits one not-for-profit against another in an NCAA-tournament style fundraising competition.
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NFP of NOTE: Second HelpingsRestricted Content

April 7, 2012
Second Helpings transforms lives through the power of food.
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Local Komen event feels fallout from controversy

March 29, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
With the pace of registrations down 30 percent, local Race for the Cure organizers are pleading with past supporters not to sit out this year’s event, regardless of their feelings about Susan G. Komen national policies involving Planned Parenthood.
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United Way expects record $40.6M in donations

March 27, 2012
United Way of Central Indiana is projecting that its 2011 annual campaign will raise a record-breaking $40.6 million, topping the previous high of $39 million in 2007.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters lands $1M from Taco Bell owner

March 15, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Taco Bell owner Charlie Brown is topping off his longtime support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana with a $1 million gift. The gift is the largest by an individual in the not-for-profit’s history.
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Activist trying to fill gaps in hunger-relief systemRestricted Content

March 10, 2012
Hunger-fighting charities hope to tap volunteers and resources for special projects through a new entity, the Indy Hunger Network.
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Study finds finance managers at not-for-profits lack financial knowledgeRestricted Content

March 3, 2012
Only 36 percent correctly answered all three assessment questions on a test.
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NFP of NOTE: Pink Ribbon ConnectionRestricted Content

February 25, 2012
Pink Ribbon Connection's mission is to provide support, information and resources to those touched by breast cancer in central Indiana.
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Rare Wes Montgomery recordings up for auction

February 24, 2012
Scott Olson
Bidding on the jazz guitarist's 1950s recordings, packaged as a limited-edition vinyl album, will be accepted on eBay until Friday evening. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.
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City-County Council member gives salary to local library

February 21, 2012
Steve Talley will donate his council salary over the next four years, which totals about $52,000, to launch an endowment through the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation in honor of his late wife, Donna.
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Kennedy campaign's communications director joins Planned ParenthoodRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Jon Mills previously worked for the late congresswoman Julia Carson, WellPoint Inc. and Indiana University Health.
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Breast cancer charity tries to avoid collateral damage from Komen controversyRestricted Content

February 11, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The Pink Ribbon Connection distinguishes its mission from one of the country's most powerful health advocacy groups.
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NFP of NOTE: Camptown Inc.Restricted Content

February 11, 2012
The mission of Camptown Inc. is to challenge, mentor and teach youth about life through outdoor adventure and nature programs that help build confidence, character and hope.
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Senator drops push for paid dealers at charity games

February 10, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
A proposal to allow charities to pay people to run bingo, poker and other gambling games is too touchy of an issue to tackle this session, Indiana Senate Public Policy Chairman Ron Alting said Friday morning. Instead, he’ll request a summer study committee.
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