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Tradesmen team with voluntters to fix Crooked Creek homesRestricted Content

May 3, 2014
Teams of tradesmen, followed by an army of unskilled volunteers, descended on the Crooked Creek neighborhood in April to fix up 20 homes.
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Lilly volunteer service day blooms into citywide effort

October 9, 2013
Dan Human
More than 60 companies plan to participate in the three-day Indy Do Day volunteer marathon, which kicks off Thursday in conjunction with Eli Lilly and Co.'s Global Day of Service.
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Running events proliferate; sponsor dollars pour inRestricted Content

March 18, 2013
Anthony Schoettle
The 500 Festival Mini Marathon in May will once again focus Hoosier attention on distance running—a sport where shifting demographics and rising interest have combined to generate strong sponsorship revenue.
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Group recruiting 'standing army' to support charters

February 23, 2013
J.K. Wall
A new group of 40-something professionals in central Indiana is hoping to do for education reform what the amateur sports initiative did 35 years ago: spawn a generation of leaders to work on a long-term challenge.
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Anti-hunger groups tap Six Sigma gurus for guidanceRestricted Content

November 3, 2012
Dan Human
Members of the Indy Hunger Network knew it would take discipline when they set the goal of feeding 185 million meals every year—27 million more than they do now—by 2015.
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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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$28M didn't get Super Bowl donors many perksRestricted Content

January 21, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
Indianapolis Super Bowl organizers raised $28 million from 131 mostly corporate donors to put on the NFL’s showcase event by simply asking—and promising almost nothing in return.
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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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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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City chamber of commerce, Develop Indy might merge

August 15, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Chamber Chairman John Neighbours said he "wouldn't rule out" combining the economic development groups.
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Global micro lender Grameen ramps up in IndianapolisRestricted Content

August 6, 2011
Low-income women could receive loans in weeks.
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Net Literacy teaches Internet skills to those in needRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Sean Morrison
Teen's brainstorm results in internationally recognized not-for-profit that promotes computer literacy and safety, including programs for financial literacy and computer repurposing for donation to Indianapolis areas in need of the technology.
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LENKOWSKY: Carnegie's message for today's corporate leadersRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Leslie Lenkowsky / Special to IBJ
Steel baron Andrew Carnegie, who populated Indiana and other states with public libraries, believed in donating liberally—and wisely.
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Few local charities growing their influence outside IndianaRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
At a time when the not-for-profit sector is buzzing with terms like “scaling impact” and “venture philanthropy,” few native not-for-profits have sown seeds outside Indiana. Leaders and funders emphasize the need the serve the local market first.
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ANNALA: Sweeping cultural change has bettered not-for-profitsRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Ellen K. Annala / Special to IBJ
Times have changed, and along with those changes during the past four-plus decades have come at least four aha’s! for Ellen Annala, longtime CEO of the United Way of Central Indiana.
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  1. The $104K to CRC would go toward debts service on $486M of existing debt they already have from other things outside this project. Keystone buys the bonds for 3.8M from CRC, and CRC in turn pays for the parking and site work, and some time later CRC buys them back (with interest) from the projected annual property tax revenue from the entire TIF district (est. $415K / yr. from just this property, plus more from all the other property in the TIF district), which in theory would be about a 10-year term, give-or-take. CRC is basically betting on the future, that property values will increase, driving up the tax revenue to the limit of the annual increase cap on commercial property (I think that's 3%). It should be noted that Keystone can't print money (unlike the Federal Treasury) so commercial property tax can only come from consumers, in this case the apartment renters and consumers of the goods and services offered by the ground floor retailers, and employees in the form of lower non-mandatory compensation items, such as bonuses, benefits, 401K match, etc.

  2. $3B would hurt Lilly's bottom line if there were no insurance or Indemnity Agreement, but there is no way that large an award will be upheld on appeal. What's surprising is that the trial judge refused to reduce it. She must have thought there was evidence of a flagrant, unconscionable coverup and wanted to send a message.

  3. As a self-employed individual, I always saw outrageous price increases every year in a health insurance plan with preexisting condition costs -- something most employed groups never had to worry about. With spouse, I saw ALL Indiana "free market answer" plans' premiums raise 25%-45% each year.

  4. It's not who you chose to build it's how they build it. Architects and engineers decide how and what to use to build. builders just do the work. Architects & engineers still think the tarp over the escalators out at airport will hold for third time when it snows, ice storms.

  5. http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/duke-energy-customers-angry-about-money-for-nothing

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