Fundraising

Report: Charitable giving almost back to pre-recession levels

June 17, 2014
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Charitable giving in the United States continues to recover from its recession-induced slump, reaching an estimated $335.2 billion last year, a new study concludes.
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AYS founder, CEO steps down after nearly 35 years

June 12, 2014
Andrea Muirragui Davis
The after-school child services group has installed an interim leader while it searches for a replacement for CEO Ellen Clippinger.
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Zoo expecting huge boost from $26M orangutan centerRestricted Content

May 10, 2014
Lou Harry
The Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center opens at the Indianapolis Zoo May 24 (members get a look beginning May 21). And it’s hard to imagine a bigger zoological box-office draw than an octet of expressive, engaged, personality-overflowing primates
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Julian Center reopening counseling facility

April 25, 2014
Andrea Muirragui Davis
The facility closed last year in the wake of a budget shortfall. Officials now hope to better integrate counseling with services the center provides to victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
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Channel 6 to air children's hospital telethon with twist

April 1, 2014
Chris O'Malley
Don't expect song-and-dance routines or sob stories. And whether a certain former local celebrity will make an appearance is top-secret.
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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful aims to grow with cityRestricted Content

February 1, 2014
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Founded in the mid-1970s as the city’s litter-abatement agency, the not-for-profit Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has grown along with Indianapolis. Now it’s working to strengthen its relationship with volunteers and diversify its funding stream as it aims to increase its impact.
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9-year-old Kokomo girl raises funds for storm victim

December 25, 2013
Associated Press
Kyndal Mellady decided to make bracelets and sell them for $1 apiece, allowing her to raise hundreds of dollars for a woman she didn't even know.
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Salvation Army kettles slow to fill in central Indiana

December 22, 2013
Associated Press
Officials blame the lackluster response on fewer people carrying cash they can drop into the buckets manned by the charity's bell ringers.
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Lechleiters, Bralys contribute $1M each to United Way

December 19, 2013
J.K. Wall
John Lechleiter, Angela Braly and two other local business leaders have pledged a combined $3 million to United Way of Central Indiana over the next four years. United Way is trying to raise $42.5 million by the end of the year.
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Holiday-assistance program scrambling to help families

December 17, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Less than a week before its final distribution of vouchers for needy families, United Christmas Service is $285,000 short of its seasonal fundraising goal—and about 3,100 families are still waiting for help. Another 250 have yet to be matched with donor groups who provide food, clothing and toys to brighten the holidays.
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Colleges go social in quest for young alumni donorsRestricted Content

December 7, 2013
Dan Human
University and foundation leaders throughout the state are trying to find ways to target donors 35 and younger, through online tools that could be critical to future fundraising strategies.
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Indy downtown promoters to pay busted youth group

December 2, 2013
Associated Press
A not-for-profit that promotes downtown Indianapolis has apologized to a youth group whose cookie sale was shut down in a sweep of unauthorized food vendors.
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Damar veteran steps in to lead disability groupRestricted Content

November 9, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Child psychologist Jim Dalton leads a $43.5-million-per-year operation that serves clients with severe intellectual and behavioral challenges.
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Donor-management software startup plans to add 70 jobs

October 7, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Bloomerang is led by technology entrepreneur Jay Love, who sold the donor-management firm eTapestry for $25 million in 2007.
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Conner Prairie rolling out adults-only programming

September 14, 2013
Lou Harry
The inaugural Prairie Plates event Sept. 20 represents a big step in the Hamilton County living history museum’s increasing effort to target grown-ups—a trend happening around the country as once-staid institutions look to expand audiences and increase revenue.
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Julian Center blames shortfall for counseling center closure

September 11, 2013
Jessica Contrera
Shutting the 2-year-old counseling center's doors in October will affect 179 patients, most of whom are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.
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United Way kicks off local effort to raise $42.5M

September 5, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
United Way of Central Indiana is boosting its annual fundraising goal well past last year's record-setting tally.
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Golfer finishes coast-to-coast fundraiser for Indy school

August 14, 2013
Marilyn Odendahl, Indiana Lawyer Staff
Luke Bielawski, a student from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, spent 96 days this summer teeing off from California to South Carolina to raise money for Providence Cristo Rey High School.
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Marian's med school quest was leap of faith

July 20, 2013
J.K. Wall
Marian University, a small Catholic college started by Franciscan nuns, next month will launch just the second medical school in Indiana. Marian President Dan Elsener is credited with pulling off the audacious move with a mix of big dreaming, careful planning, deft networking and “don’t take no for an answer” fundraising.
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Business heavyweights raising cash for cops through foundationRestricted Content

June 22, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
A new foundation supporting the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety starts work in July, and its board is stacked with business and political leaders eager to help Director Troy Riggs advance the city’s cash-strapped operation.
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Indiana Landmarks nearing $25M fundraising goal

June 13, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Preservation group Indiana Landmarks kicked off the public portion of its $25 million capital and endowment campaign Thursday evening, entering the homestretch of a fundraising effort that began in 2010.
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Glick's all-in style leaves mark throughout philanthropy

June 8, 2013
Sam Stall
Marianne Glick's community commitment has earned her the distinction of being named the 20th recipient of IBJ's Michael A. Carroll Award, given annually to someone who has demonstrated the former deputy mayor’s qualities of determination, humility and devotion to the community.
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Race for the Cure participation declines again

April 22, 2013
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
This year's Komen Race for the Cure in Indianapolis fell to 21,380 participants—a 22-percent drop from a year ago—a top organizer said.
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Local Komen event registrations lag last year's slow pace

April 10, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Participation in Indianapolis’ massive annual Race for the Cure fundraising event took a hit last year as controversy swirled around policies at the national Susan G. Komen organization. This year, Mother Nature is getting the blame.
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IU’s philanthropy school to be named for Lilly family

April 9, 2013
 IBJ Staff
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy—believed to be the first of its kind—is set to be christened at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
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  1. I think the poster was being sarcastic and only posting or making fun of what is usually posted on here about anything being built in BR or d'town for that matter.

  2. Great news IRL fans: TURBO the IMS sanctioned movie about slugs running the Indy 500 has caught the Securities and Exchange Commission because Dreamworks had to take a $132MILLION write down...because the movie was such a flop. See, the Indy/IMS magic soiled another pair of drawers. Bwahahahahahaha! How's CARTOWN doing? HAHAHAHA...Indy is for losers.

  3. So disappointed in WIBC. This is the last straw to lose a good local morning program. I used to be able to rely on WIBC to give me good local information, news, weather and traffic on my 45 minute commute.Two incidents when I needed local, accurate information regarding severe weather were the first signs I could not now rely on WIBC. I work weekend 12 hour nights for a downtown hospital. This past winter when we had the worst snowfall in my 50 years of life, I came home on a Sunday morning, went to sleep (because I was to go back in Sunday night for another 12 hour shift), and woke up around 1 p.m. to a house with no electricity. I keep an old battery powered radio around and turned on WIBC to see what was going on with the winter storm and the roads and the power outage. Sigh. Only policital stuff. Not even a break in to update on the winter storm warning. The second weather incident occurred when I was driving home during a severe thunderstorm a few months ago. I had already gotten a call from my husband that a tornado warning was just southwest of where I had been. I turned to WIBC to find out what direction the storm was headed so I could figure out a route home, only to find Rush on the air, and again, no breaking away from this stupidity to give me information. Thank God for my phone, which gave me the warning that I was driving in an area where a tornado was seen. Thanks for nothing WIBC. Good luck to you, Steve! We need more of you and not the politics of hatred that WIBC wants to shove at us. Good thing I have Satellite radio.

  4. I read the retail roundup article and tried Burritos and Beers tonight. I'm glad I did, for the food was great. Fresh authentic Mexican food. Great seasoning on the carne asada. A must try!!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...

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