Charities

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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Indianapolis Parks Foundation leader plans retirement

February 7, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Indianapolis Parks Foundation will start looking this week for a replacement for President Cindy Porteous, who plans to retire after 12 years at the not-for-profit.
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Senate passes comprehensive charity gambling billRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Not-for-profits with multiple affiliates in the state would need only one gambling license to run fundraisers.
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Big-promising donor to area charities coming up emptyRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
A Johnson County man whose home is listed for sheriff's sale and who has filed for bankruptcy protection twice and been convicted of check fraud managed to convince several Indianapolis cultural institutions that he was good for multimillion-dollar gifts.
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NFP of NOTE: Lawrence Township School FoundationRestricted Content

January 28, 2012
The Lawrence Township School Foundation ignites the power of community, connecting philanthropy and education to provide the resources needed for all children to excel.
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Report: Giving rose in state last year, but trailed nation

January 27, 2012
J.K. Wall
Nationwide, Americans gave $346 billion to charitable causes in 2011, an increase of 7.5 percent over the previous year. Hoosiers gave $6.4 billion last year, a bump of 6.4 percent from the previous year, according to Atlas of Giving.
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Hospitality industry embraces Second Helpings gradsRestricted Content

January 21, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Second Helpings—which rescues perishable food from grocery stores, hotels and restaurants and turns it into meals delivered to shelters and community centers—also teaches people the basics of food handling and preparation. Its free, 10-week training program boasts a job-placement rate of 85 percent to 95 percent within 30 days of completion.
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Natural resources foundation aims for $10M, 1 million treesRestricted Content

January 14, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Leaders of the not-for-profit think the tree project will gain traction because people can participate with very small donations.
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NFP of NOTE: Central Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureRestricted Content

January 14, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The mission of the Central Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures.
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Bosma Enterprises begins providing services for seniorsRestricted Content

December 31, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The organization that provides work for the blind is offering in-home vision assessments and a call-in entertainment line for the elderly.
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  1. Now if he'd just stay there...

  2. Daniel - what about the many US citizens who do NOT follow what the Bible teaches? The Hindus, Jews, Muslims and others who are all American citizens entitled to all rights as Americans?? This issue has NOTHING to do with "What the Bible says..." Keep all Churches separate from State! Pence's ongoing idiocy continues to make Indiana look like a backwards, homophobic state in the eyes of our nation. Can't we move on to bigger issues - like educating our kids?

  3. 1. IBJ should link to the referenced report. We are in the age of electronic media...not sharing information is lazy. Here is a link http://www.in.gov/gov/files/Blue_Ribbon_Panel_Report_July_9_2014.pdf 2. The article should provide more clarity about the make-up of this panel. The commenters are making this item out to be partisan, it does not appear the panel is partisan. Here is a list of the panel which appears to be balanced with different SME to add different perspectives http://www.in.gov/activecalendar/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=138116?formation_id=189603 3. It suggests a by-pass, I do not see where this report suggests another "loop". 4. Henry, based on your kneejerk reaction, we would be better off if you moved to another state unless your post was meant as sarcasm in which case I say Well Done. 5. The article and report actually indicates need to improve rail and port infrastructure in direct contradiction to Shayla commentary. Specifically, recommendation is to consider passenger rail projects... 6. People have a voice with their elected officials. These are suggestions and do not represent "crony capitalism", etc. The report needs to be analyzed and the legislature can decide on priorities and spending. Don't like it, then vote in a new legislature but quit artificially creating issues where there are none! People need to sift through the politics and provide constructive criticism to the process rather than making uninformed comments in a public forum based on misinformation. IBJ should work harder to correct the record in these forums when blatant errors or misrepresentations are made.

  4. Joe ... Marriage is defined in the Bible ... it is mentioned in the Bible often. Marriage is not mentioned once in the US or Indiana Constitution ...

  5. Daniel - Educate me please: what does the Bible have to do with laws? If the government wasn't in the business of marriage to begin with, then it wouldn't have to "define" marriage at all. Marriage could be left as a personal, religious, or otherwise unregulated action, with no ties to taxes, legal status, etc. Then people could marry whomever they want, and all this silliness would go away. Remember to vote Libertarian in November.

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