Gifts

Peyton Manning's foundation doubles givingRestricted Content

June 4, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The PeyBack Foundation made its largest grant distribution to date, with $800,000 going to 147 organizations in Indiana, Louisiana and Tennessee.
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Eli Lilly pledges $2.5 million to Mind Trust

May 5, 2011
J.K. Wall
Eli Lilly and Co. plans to give $2.5 million toward a new fundraising campaign by the Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education reform group.
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Lilly gives $1M toward Marian medical school

April 19, 2011
J.K. Wall
Marian University needs to raise $120 million for its medical school and nursing programs. So far, the Catholic institution has raised $81 million.
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Indianapolis Power & Light announces environmental grants

April 16, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Projects involving youth received the biggest chunk of money this year from the Golden Eagle Environmental Grants program.
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Millennials accustomed to making donations

April 9, 2011
 IBJ Staff
A recent survey found that 93 percent gave to charity, but gifts were small.
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Starfish Initiative gets $1 million to expand student mentoring

April 9, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Gift from USA Funds will allow organization to help more high-achieving, low-income teens prepare for college.
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IU ranks in top 10 for private donations received

April 4, 2011
Associated Press
The 2010 rankings released by the Council for Aid to Education rank Indiana University first in the Big Ten, first among public universities and 10th in the nation in voluntary backing with $342 million in gifts and non-governmental research grant funds.
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Kroger plans $3.8 million school investment

March 30, 2011
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
The Cincinnati, Ohio-based grocer announced Wednesday a new three-year, $3.8 million investment that will support library grants, schools and a literacy initiative across Indianapolis.
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United Way annual campaign raises $38.2M

March 22, 2011
 IBJ Staff
United Way of Central Indiana’s 2010 annual campaign fell short of its ambitious $41 million goal, but donations nearly matched the 2009 total.
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Indianapolis' Christ Church Cathedral supports rebuilding of cathedral in Haiti

March 12, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The local church is joining Trinity Wall Street Church in New York in donating to reconstruction of the building destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake.
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$8 million estate to benefit 13 local groups

March 11, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Local attorney Lawrence Reuben has chosen two fledgling organizations—the Immigrant Welcome Center and Grameen Bank of Indiana—for the largest of $8 million in gifts from his mother’s estate.
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Indianapolis business community pitches in for Ugandan school

February 19, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Building Tomorrow, which builds schools in Africa, usually finds its support on college campuses.
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Ex-Emmis exec uses estate toolkit to fund Butler venueRestricted Content

February 12, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Howard Schrott will provide $6.5 million toward the $13 million performing-arts building.
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Salvation Army reaches holiday goal after late surge

January 19, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Salvation Army of Indiana announced Wednesday morning that it reached its holiday fundraising goal of $2.93 million after a last-minute appeal.
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LEADING QUESTIONS: Wheeler CEO focuses, plans more beds

January 12, 2011
Mason King
LQ_RickAlvis_Watch_VideoRick Alvis looks back on 20 years at Wheeler Mission and ahead to a capital campaign and expansion of a downtown shelter.
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Basiles donate to new Wishard Hospital

December 18, 2010
 IBJ Staff
$300,000 from the local philanthropists is the hospital's first naming-rights gift.
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Girls Incorporated seeks time, not money

November 27, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Girls Inc. needs 100 new volunteers by the end of December to facilitate winter programs across the metro area.
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Wealthy Americans cut back on giving in 2009

November 20, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Wealthy philanthropists drew the purse strings tightest on health organizations, where the average gift dropped 63.7 percent.
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Study: Rich still giving to charity, but in smaller amounts

November 19, 2010
Scott Olson
Study conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University shows 98 percent of high net-worth households donated to charity in 2009, but the overall amount fell nearly 35 percent from 2007.
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United Way steps in to help Morgan County's flood repair

October 9, 2010
 IBJ Staff
The grant came from a $45 million pool created by Lilly Endowment Inc. in 2008.
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Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana copes with funding shortfall

August 21, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Juli Erhart-Graves, president of the volunteer-run organization, said demand has outstripped SNSI’s ability to raise money and win grants during the economic downturn.
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Centers for Working Families expanding in Indianapolis

August 14, 2010
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis chapter of Local Initiatives Support Corp. will receive $500,000 to open more of its one-stop centers that help the working poor develop, grow and protect their assets.
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Fairbanks Foundation gives $20M to IUPUI public health school

June 15, 2010
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis-based Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation is contributing $20 million to support IUPUI’s effort to open a school of public health.
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Survey: Online generation values personal touch in givingRestricted Content

April 10, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
The findings may come as a surprise to not-for-profit executives who think the Internet generation doesn’t require a personal touch.
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United Way donations match last year's amount

March 25, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
United Way of Central Indiana's 2009 fund-raising campaign raised $38.8 million, slightly short of its $39 million goal, but almost equal to the previous year's effort, the organization announced Thursday.
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