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Lilly Endowment gives $6.6m to public policy institute

January 19, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Lilly Endowment is giving $6.6 million to support a new fundraising campaign by Indiana University's Public Policy Institute.
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Franklin College receives $4.2 million donation

January 19, 2012
The contribution from a late school trustee will be used to support an endowment for student scholarships and church relations, in addition to the college's capital campaign.
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IU getting $33M from Lilly Endowment for biz school

January 11, 2012
Scott Olson
The donation will enable Indiana University to renovate and expand its Kelley School of Business building in Bloomington, which was built in 1966 and is too small to meet current demands, IU said.
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Salvation Army running short of annual fundraising goal

December 23, 2011
Scott Olson
As of Wednesday, the Salvation Army's Indiana Division had reached just 51 percent of its $3.2 million goal for its annual Tree of Lights campaign.
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Waltons give $1 million to Mind Trust charter incubator

December 16, 2011
J.K. Wall
The $1 million grant from the Arkansas-based Walton Family Foundation will fund a team that will open its first charter school in the 2013-2014 school year as part of what the group hopes will become a network of high-performing charter schools.
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Land gift preserves 40 acres in Indianapolis suburbs

December 5, 2011
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
The donation to the Central Indiana Land Trust comes from farmer Van Eller, who lived most of his life on the land now surrounded by Fishers and Carmel subdivisions before he died last year at age 89.
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IU law school in Indianapolis gets $24M from McKinney

December 1, 2011
Scott Olson
The Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis will be renamed Robert H. McKinney School of Law in honor of the retired banker and attorney.
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Holiday Wish List

November 26, 2011
The following is a list of Indianapolis-area not-for-profit organizations and the things each needs most. This is an opportunity for businesses and individuals to make tax-deductible gifts in the spirit of the season.
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IU unveils $15M donor for biz-school expansion

November 18, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Bigger and better surroundings for undergrads at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business will be named Hodge Hall, in honor of an alumnus James Hodge, who is giving $15 million for the project.
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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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Heartland nearing $12.5 million fundraising goal

October 13, 2011
Scott Olson
The not-for-profit, whose annual film festival in Indianapolis opens Thursday, has surpassed $10 million and hopes to hit its goal of $12.5 million by the end of next year.
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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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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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UPDATE: Fund for state fair victims rises to $242K

August 30, 2011
Associated Press
Central Indiana Community Foundation spokesman Mike Knight said the State Fair Remembrance Fund contained $242,404 as of Tuesday. Officials are still determining how to distribute the money.
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Indiana State Fair victims fund continues to grow

August 19, 2011
Associated Press
The Central Indiana Community Foundation's State Fair Remembrance Fund is on pace to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for victims of the stage collapse.
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LEADING QUESTIONS: Fast-food guru digs philanthropy

August 17, 2011
Mason King
LQ Brown watch vidfeoWhat formative experience helped inspire a Taco Bell franchisee to donate well over $1 million to youth charities? What was his biggest bonehead mistake in business? Charlie Brown has answers.
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State fair foundation sets up fund for victims

August 15, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Hoosiers have already given thousands of dollars to the Indiana State Fair to help victims of Saturday's stage collapse.
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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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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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Wishard lands $2.2M in employee fundraising campaign

July 15, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
An employee-giving campaign for the new Wishard medical center brought in about $2.2 million, making the campaign one of the largest of its kind for a public hospital, according to Wishard Health Services officials.
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Uncollected pledges remain high for United Way

July 13, 2011
Scott Olson
United Way of Central Indiana will reserve about $2.65 million, or nearly 7 percent of the $38.2 million it raised in its annual campaign, to cover uncollected pledges from Hoosiers who lose their jobs.
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Chatham Arch neighborhood builds community parkRestricted Content

July 2, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Chatham Commons, at the northeast corner of East and St. Clair streets, includes walking paths, a pergola, brick benches, plantings and a Tom Otterness sculpture that was part of a public art exhibit here in 2005.
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Christian foundation sees donations soarRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
A local Christian foundation is pulling in donations at such a rapid clip that it could double in size this year.
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Wishard to be renamed after $40M gift from developer

June 22, 2011
J.K. Wall
Wishard Health Services will change its name to Eskenazi Health after receiving a $40 million gift from Indianapolis real estate developer Sidney Eskenazi and his wife Lois, the county-owned hospital announced Wednesday morning.
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Charitable giving picks up despite rocky economy

June 21, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
After pulling back from charitable giving for two years, Americans were slightly more generous in 2010—donating an estimated $290.9 billion, according to a national study released Monday.
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