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Big-promising donor to area charities coming up emptyRestricted Content

February 4, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
A Johnson County man whose home is listed for sheriff's sale and who has filed for bankruptcy protection twice and been convicted of check fraud managed to convince several Indianapolis cultural institutions that he was good for multimillion-dollar gifts.
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Report: Giving rose in state last year, but trailed nation

January 27, 2012
J.K. Wall
Nationwide, Americans gave $346 billion to charitable causes in 2011, an increase of 7.5 percent over the previous year. Hoosiers gave $6.4 billion last year, a bump of 6.4 percent from the previous year, according to Atlas of Giving.
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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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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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Pulliam trust plans to boost giving for environment

December 15, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Starting with a $1 million grant to Marian University's EcoLab, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust plans to start giving a greater share of its money to environmental groups.
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Lilly Endowment gives $4.9M for teaching fellowships

December 14, 2011
J.K. Wall
Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. is giving another big gift to help fund the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, which prepares career changers and college graduates to teach math, science, engineering and technology in rural and urban schools.
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Zoo launches $30M campaign to build orangutan center

December 6, 2011
Scott Olson
Construction on the International Orangutan Center would start in August, with the opening set for Memorial Day weekend in 2014.
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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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Junior Achievement lawsuit swells with defendantsRestricted Content

December 3, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
The defamation case filed by former CEO Jeffrey Miller now has 17 defendants, many of whom are accused of posting disparaging comments on websites.
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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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IU law school in Indianapolis to make ‘major’ announcement

November 30, 2011
The local legal community is speculating that the announcement involves a large donation and a renaming of the school.
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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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Building services staffer endows IUPUI scholarshipRestricted Content

November 5, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Employee's entire estate will go toward university's goal of raising $1.3 billion.
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Verizon gives $400,000 to Indiana not-for-profits

October 14, 2011
About half the amount will go to domestic violence agencies, including the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Network of Greater Indianapolis and The Julian Center.
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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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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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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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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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Indianapolis printer receives national honor for arts supportRestricted Content

July 23, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Printing Partners is one of the top 10 corporate arts supporters in the nation, according to Americans for the Arts in Washington, D.C.
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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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Basiles back IndyFringe's building acquisitionRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Gift kicks of $600,000 campaign to renovate, expand theater building.
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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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