Gifts

Private schools raking in cash thanks to 2011 reform lawRestricted Content

April 7, 2012
J.K. Wall
A generally overlooked part of the 2011 education reform package makes it clear donors to private schools can target their gifts to specific schools, a move that seems to have unleashed the tax credit’s full potential by helping private schools line up more donations.
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United Way expects record $40.6M in donations

March 27, 2012
United Way of Central Indiana is projecting that its 2011 annual campaign will raise a record-breaking $40.6 million, topping the previous high of $39 million in 2007.
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Philanthropist Marilyn Glick dies after year-long illness

March 23, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Marilyn K. Glick, who with her husband Gene B. Glick donated millions of dollars in recent years to civic projects such as the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, died of cancer Friday at the age of 90.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters lands $1M from Taco Bell owner

March 15, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Taco Bell owner Charlie Brown is topping off his longtime support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana with a $1 million gift. The gift is the largest by an individual in the not-for-profit’s history.
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City-County Council member gives salary to local library

February 21, 2012
Steve Talley will donate his council salary over the next four years, which totals about $52,000, to launch an endowment through the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation in honor of his late wife, Donna.
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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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IU study concludes that donating merchandise is good businessRestricted Content

January 28, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Researchers say the study was the first to examine return-on-investment from donating merchandize vs. liquidating or destroying it.
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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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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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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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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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Charities, what do you need most?

November 19, 2011
Indianapolis Business Journal’s annual Holiday Wish List will debut in the Nov. 28 issue and appear weekly through Dec. 19.
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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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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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Burn treatment inspires Fifth Third's $5M Wishard giftRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Fifth Third Bank executive Kevin Hipskind's experience as a patient in the burn unit of Wishard Hospital played a role in a $5 million gift the Cincinnati-based bank is making for Wishard’s new Eskenazi Hospital, under construction at IUPUI.
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Civic debuts to new but eager audience in CarmelRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The not-for-profit musical theater company has grown its subscriber base and raised $2.6 million toward a $10 million goal, Executive Director Cheri Dick said.
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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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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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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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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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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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