Charities

Homeless advocates pitch local sales-tax hike

November 15, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
CHIP, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, said it wants Marion County taxpayers to create a permanent, dedicated source of funding for housing and services.
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NFP of NOTE: Mental Health America of Greater IndianapolisRestricted Content

November 5, 2011
Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis provides education, advocacy and service through programs designed to promote health.
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Charities disagree on potential impact of tax changeRestricted Content

October 29, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Not-for-profit-sector lobbyists are fighting President Obama’s proposal to limit the tax deduction for charitable donations. Yet some local fundraisers who could be affected by it aren’t concerned.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters names new CEO

October 25, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Interim leader Darcey Palmer-Shultz has been named the new CEO at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, the not-for-profit announced Tuesday.
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Riley doctor on quest to quell class warfareRestricted Content

October 22, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
A Riley Hospital for Children doctor is launching a training center for a national anti-poverty program called Circles, which matches poor people with middle-class “allies.” The idea is that people find their own way out of poverty by expanding their personal networks to include the middle class.
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NFP of NOTE: Society for Free Radical Biology and MedicineRestricted Content

October 22, 2011
The Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine is an international association composed of scientists, investigators and clinicians with an interest in the research and medical application of free radical chemistry, redox biology and antioxidants.
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Retired Colt launches effort to expand his youth foundation

October 12, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
Former all-pro offensive lineman Tarik Glenn has taken over the presidency of D.R.E.A.M. Alive to become more active in day-to-day operations.
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Junior Achievement prevails in lawsuit brought by former executiveRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
 IBJ Staff
A former executive vice president claimed Junior Achievement had failed to remit payments to his retirement and health-savings accounts, a violation of the Employment Retirement Security Act.
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NFP of NOTE: TechPoint Foundation For YouthRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
TechPoint Foundation For Youth believes that youth should be equipped to address our state’s growing demand for a skilled work force.
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Veteran broadcaster Ahern joins Indiana Historical Society teamRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The retired WISH-TV anchor will be a community affairs adviser and make presentations at the history center.
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Board member matchmaking event set for Fieldhouse

September 30, 2011
J.K. Wall
The “Get on Board” event will include exhibits from 68 local not-for-profit groups looking to fill board vacancies. The Lacy Leadership Association expects more than 500 people to attend.
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NFP of NOTE: Down Syndrome IndianaRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Down Syndrome Indiana is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.
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Columbia Club nudges aside one foundation, forms secondRestricted Content

September 19, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Columbia Club has formed a not-for-profit, the Columbia Club Historic Preservation Foundation, to preserve its 1924 building on Monument Circle. The 28-year-old Columbia Club Foundation already exists for the same purpose, and its fate is now unclear.
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Groupon launches charity fundraising effort in IndianapolisRestricted Content

September 17, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
The company's G-Team helps raise small amounts of money for specific projects, but its real attraction is the potential exposure to thousands of Groupon users.
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NFP of NOTE: Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources Inc.

September 10, 2011
Agapé Therapeutic Riding Resources Inc. is committed to providing a comprehensive, experiential equestrian program for those who have disabling conditions or are at risk.
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Local United Way aims for pre-recession giving

September 9, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
United Way of Central Indiana hopes to raise a record $39.2 million in its next campaign, which would surpass its 2007 fundraising level.
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NFP of NOTE: Happy Hollow Children's CampRestricted Content

August 27, 2011
Happy Hollow Children’s Camp provides residential camping activities to encourage the development of social, mental, spiritual and physical growth of children through the challenges of outdoor living and learning.
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Not-for-profit launches search after CEO suddenly quits

August 17, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Tonja Eagan's sudden resignation as CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana was not precipitated by an internal conflict, a spokeswoman said.
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NFP of NOTE: Indiana 4-H Foundation

August 13, 2011
Indiana 4-H Foundation provides financial support for the statewide 4-H youth program.
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United Way turns to coupons to lure donors

August 12, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
In a promotion fit for the economy, United Way of Central Indiana will try to lure donors by offering them access to discounts from national and local retailers.
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EDITORIAL: Athletes could make charity last by giving instead of creatingRestricted Content

July 30, 2011
It shouldn’t be any surprise that professional athletes are flexing their philanthropic muscles with increasing frequency, leveraging their wealth and fame to start tax-exempt entities of their own.
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Youth agencies adapting on the fly to new school calendarRestricted Content

July 30, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Indianapolis Public Schools board voted in November to adopt a calendar that shortens summer vacation and introduces longer fall and spring breaks. The idea is to give kids less time to forget what they’ve learned and provide more opportunities to catch up.
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NFP of NOTE: Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and PreventionRestricted Content

July 30, 2011
he Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention mobilizes, advocates and empowers community collaboration toward the elimination of homelessness.
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Junior Achievement back in black after financial woes

July 27, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
The not-for-profit announced Wednesday morning that it has eliminated nearly $2 million in debt from six different creditors and has launched a fundraising campaign.
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Pro athletes' charities often have limited life spansRestricted Content

July 23, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Wealth and fame often lead professional athletes to share their success in the charitable arena, but those efforts rarely last much longer than their careers as the organizations struggle to survive in an already-crowded philanthropic field.
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