Corporate Philanthropy

Lilly, Simon receive top philanthropic awardsRestricted Content

May 25, 2009
Two global companies based in Indianapolis have been recognized for their philanthropic efforts.
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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Lilly team up on I-70 landscaping projectRestricted Content

May 18, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
Some of Indianapolis' main entrances from Interstate 70 are in line for a $2 million makeover.
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Anthem gift will sponsor resource guide for seniorsRestricted Content

April 13, 2009
Thanks to a $45,390 grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Central Indiana Council on Aging will offer seniors more information and support via its Web site.
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Chase foundation decides to stop funding violin competitionRestricted Content

March 23, 2009
The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis has lost a major corporate gift less than two years from curtain time.
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United Way nearly hits $40 million goalRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
United Way of Central Indiana CEO Ellen Annala is thankful for the $38.8 million in pledges to its annual campaign, although it didn't quite reach its $40 million fund-raising goal.
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Pacers Foundation keeps givingRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
The Pacers Foundation Inc. eclipsed more than $700,000 in giving in 2008, according to Pacers Foundation Executive Director Jami Marsh.
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Orchestra lays off eight as donations, ticket sales dropRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will look to volunteers to help cover the work done by eight people who were laid off last week in a move to trim $600,000, or 2 percent, from the $29.5 million annual budget.
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Banks' 'food fight' to restock pantriesRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
In response to Mayor Ballard's Citywide Food Initiative, banks in our community have combined forces to help restock food pantries.
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Allied Group Insurance honors clients with charity gifts in their nameRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
The Indianapolis office of Allied Group Insurance Services will make contributions to local charities in their clients' names instead of sending them holiday gifts.
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BKD Foundation establishes 'dream' fund for disabledRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
With a $10,000 gift from the BKD Foundation, Damar will establish the BKD Dream Fund and award small grants to families for things like a vacation to Disney World or a fishing trip to Michigan.
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Pacers, Ivy Tech join forces to offer scholarshipsRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
The Indiana Pacers and Ivy Tech Community College have teamed to offer six statewide scholarships to Ivy Tech students.
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Give thanks, and more, in tough timesRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Chris Katterjohn
As we hunker down and try to fend for ourselves during this difficult economy, don't forget to support those who are even less fortunate and have been hit even harder than we have.
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Beck's contribution helps with Habitat land purchaseRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Thanks to a $25,000 contribution from Beck's Hybrids, Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County was able to purchase land and build its 50th home this year.
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Monon Bell football game helps Julian CenterRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
In the weeks leading up to this year's big rivalry football game, Wabash College and DePauw University students held various fundraisers to benefit the Julian Center, as well as A-Way Home Shelter in Putnam County and the Family Crisis Shelter in Montgomery County.
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Firm helping Holocaust survivorsRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Baker & Daniels LLP is partnering with the Bet Tzedek Holocaust Survivors Justice Network to provide pro bono legal services to Indiana's more than 200 survivors.
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United Way thanks early fund-raisersRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
United Way of Central Indiana has raised $22.9 million, or 57 percent, of the $40 million goal announced for this fall's annual campaign. Helping the agency out of the gate were 100 companies that started "Pacesetter" campaigns before the official Sept. 12 kickoff.
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Chase donating gifts it hopes will be noticedRestricted Content

July 23, 2007
Chris O'Malley
Not-for-profits that banked on consistent support from the banker down the street can no longer count on a tip of the top hat, thanks to ever-larger mergers among institutions that have changed the dynamic of their charitable giving.
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Arts Council ready to play matchmakerRestricted Content

February 5, 2007
Jennifer Whitson
Leaders of the 20-year-old Arts Council of Indianapolis want to broaden the organization's approach to arts advocacy. They say they'd like to act as a cultural broker of sorts, making sure local artists are connected with possible patrons.
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  1. I took Bruce's comments to highlight a glaring issue when it comes to a state's image, and therefore its overall branding. An example is Michigan vs. Indiana. Michigan has done an excellent job of following through on its branding strategy around "Pure Michigan", even down to the detail of the rest stops. Since a state's branding is often targeted to visitors, it makes sense that rest stops, being that point of first impression, should be significant. It is clear that Indiana doesn't care as much about the impression it gives visitors even though our branding as the Crossroads of America does place importance on travel. Bruce's point is quite logical and accurate.

  2. I appreciated the article. I guess I have become so accustomed to making my "pit stops" at places where I can ALSO get gasoline and something hot to eat, that I hardly even notice public rest stops anymore. That said, I do concur with the rationale that our rest stops (if we are to have them at all) can and should be both fiscally-responsible AND designed to make a positive impression about our state.

  3. I don't know about the rest of you but I only stop at these places for one reason, and it's not to picnic. I move trucks for dealers and have been to rest areas in most all 48 lower states. Some of ours need upgrading no doubt. Many states rest areas are much worse than ours. In the rest area on I-70 just past Richmond truckers have to hike about a quarter of a mile. When I stop I;m generally in a bit of a hurry. Convenience,not beauty, is a primary concern.

  4. Community Hospital is the only system to not have layoffs? That is not true. Because I was one of the people who was laid off from East. And all of the LPN's have been laid off. Just because their layoffs were not announced or done all together does not mean people did not lose their jobs. They cherry-picked people from departments one by one. But you add them all up and it's several hundred. And East has had a dramatic drop I in patient beds from 800 to around 125. I know because I worked there for 30 years.

  5. I have obtained my 6 gallon badge for my donation of A Positive blood. I'm sorry to hear that my donation was nothing but a profit center for the Indiana Blood Center.

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