Charities

LEADING QUESTIONS: Wheeler CEO focuses, plans more beds

January 12, 2011
Mason King
LQ_RickAlvis_Watch_VideoRick Alvis looks back on 20 years at Wheeler Mission and ahead to a capital campaign and expansion of a downtown shelter.
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Salvation Army fundraising falls short; service cuts likely

January 6, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The bell ringers and their red kettles have disappeared for another year, but Salvation Army of Indiana still is nearly $500,000 short of its holiday fundraising goal—putting programs in jeopardy.
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Grant to help Gleaners distribute more perishables

January 5, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Gleaners Food Bank plans to buy a refrigerated truck to supply more fresh produce, dairy and meat to central Indiana pantries, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Kraft Foods.
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NFP of NOTE: Little Red Door Cancer Agency

December 18, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Little Red Door is committed to serving people with cancer in the greater Indianapolis area and surrounding counties who lack financial means or adequate insurance.
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NFP of NOTE: Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development Inc.

December 4, 2010
HAND’s mission is to create and promote affordable, quality housing and to educate the community about housing needs.
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Girls Incorporated seeks time, not money

November 27, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Girls Inc. needs 100 new volunteers by the end of December to facilitate winter programs across the metro area.
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Wealthy Americans cut back on giving in 2009

November 20, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Wealthy philanthropists drew the purse strings tightest on health organizations, where the average gift dropped 63.7 percent.
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NFP of NOTE: Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County

November 20, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian organization that is dedicated to working in partnership with families in Hamilton County under the conviction that every person should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in safety and dignity.
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Salvation Army hopes technology boosts fundraising

November 18, 2010
Andrea Muirragui Davis
After falling short of its fundraising goal last year, Salvation Army of Indiana is unveiling a text-to-give promotion and a social media campaign in hopes of ringing up gifts from new donors.
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Most not-for-profit execs modestly paid, survey saysRestricted Content

November 13, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
Local consultants Bryan Orander and Jim Morris conducted the survey this summer to fulfill what they see as a lack of hard data on executive pay in the local not-for-profit sector.
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Habitat for Humanity executive stepping down

November 8, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
Dean Illingworth will step down as executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis at the end of the year, the organization announced Monday morning. An architect and former partner at Schmidt & Associates, he has led the organization since 2005.
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NFP of NOTE: Flanner House of Indianapolis

November 6, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Flanner House of Indianapolis supports, advocates for and empowers individuals, children and families by applying educational, social and economic resources that move the community toward self-sufficiency.
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Cash crunch hits Indianapolis Urban League

October 28, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
After losing a key grant, Indianapolis Urban League laid off employees and failed to make three months' worth of retirement payments into one former worker's account—something that was remedied after the worker complained to the Labor Department.
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NFP of NOTE: The Lawrence Township School Foundation

October 23, 2010
 IBJ Staff
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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Gleaners Food Bank names new CEO

October 22, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
After a national search, Cindy Hubert, CEO of Indianapolis-based Second Helpings, will take the reins from longtime Gleaners leader Pamela Altmeyer in November.
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NFP of Note: YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

October 9, 2010
 IBJ Staff
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
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Good News Ministries eyes using ex-motel to house homeless

October 6, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
Residents of Irvington are split over whether to support turning the former Indy East Motel into housing for homeless families.
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Christamore House laying off seven employees

October 5, 2010
Local not-for-profit also may temporarily reduce client services to ease its financial struggles. The agency said it needs to raise $200,000 to continue operating through the rest of the year.
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Cultural Trail to hire first executive directorRestricted Content

October 2, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
A new not-for-profit organization will try to raise more than $700,000 a year for the trail’s ongoing maintenance, and it will market the trail as a tourism and economic-development engine.
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NFP of NOTE: NPower Indiana

September 25, 2010
 IBJ Staff
NPower Indiana's mission is to inspire and enable Indiana not-for-profits to use technology to better serve their communities.
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Julian Center opens apartments for victims of domestic abuse

August 28, 2010
 IBJ Staff
34 North, an apartment complex for victims of domestic abuse, opened in August at 34th and Meridian streets.
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Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana copes with funding shortfall

August 21, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Juli Erhart-Graves, president of the volunteer-run organization, said demand has outstripped SNSI’s ability to raise money and win grants during the economic downturn.
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Centers for Working Families expanding in Indianapolis

August 14, 2010
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis chapter of Local Initiatives Support Corp. will receive $500,000 to open more of its one-stop centers that help the working poor develop, grow and protect their assets.
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NFP of NOTE: Down Syndrome Indiana

August 14, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Down Syndrome Indiana is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.
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LEADING QUESTIONS: Gleaners chief gets wake-up call

August 11, 2010
Mason King
Altmeyer
                           watch videoCEO Pamela Altmeyer reevaluated her priorities and decided to step down after a family tragedy and the agency's latest capital campaign.
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