Philanthropy

Purdue sees 2nd-best year for donations

July 11, 2012
Associated Press
Purdue University says donations to the school rose by 32 percent during the past year for its second-best fundraising year on record.
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City parks foundation chooses new president

July 10, 2012
Dan Human
The Indianapolis Parks Foundation has selected Tanya Husain as its new president, the group announced Monday. Husain will replace retiring parks foundation president Cindy Porteous.
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IDI taps not-for-profit veteran to succeed Zahn

July 9, 2012
Scott Olson
Sherry Seiwert, executive director of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, replaces longtime leader Tamara Zahn, who announced in February that she would leave once a successor was found.
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Drought brings added challenges for not-for-profit farms

July 7, 2012
Dan Human
The parched conditions have forced staff and volunteers at dozens of not-for-profit farms and community gardens to struggle with problems as basic as finding water.
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Fairbanks leader Cross stepping down after impressive runRestricted Content

July 7, 2012
Scott Olson
When Helene Cross arrived to lead Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center in 2001, the alcohol and drug rehabilitation hospital was as sick financially as its patients were physically.
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Council mulls axing applications' prior-conviction box

July 7, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
City-County Councilor Vop Osili thinks the city could level the job-seeking playing field for ex-offenders by eliminating the question of past convictions on job applications.
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Rivoli Theatre finally cleared for comeback

July 3, 2012
Tom Harton
A legal battle that had threatened the east-side landmark has been settled, and a $300,000 grant has been secured to begin stabilizing it.
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Performing arts center's new chief to chase donationsRestricted Content

June 30, 2012
Dan Human
Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, incoming CEO of The Center for the Performing Arts, turned a $500,000 deficit into a $300,000 surplus at her current organization in Tennessee. The 18-month-old Carmel center’s budget is almost seven times larger.
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NFP of NOTE: HVAF of Indiana Inc.

June 30, 2012
HVAF of Indiana is dedicated to eliminating homelessness for veterans and their families through prevention, education, supportive services and advocacy.
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Philanthropist, business leader Eccles dies at 76

June 25, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Margot Lacy Eccles, a longtime Indianapolis philanthropist and business leader, died Monday at age 76, according to a statement from LDI Ltd.
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Mind Trust awards $1M to two charters to expand school modelsRestricted Content

June 23, 2012
J.K. Wall
The Indianapolis-based education reform group The Mind Trust will announce June 25 that it is awarding $1 million apiece to Indianapolis-based Christel House Academy and Boston-based Phalen Leadership Academies to launch new charter schools in Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis Opera stays afloat as peer companies call it quits

June 23, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Next season will start later and feature a money-saving collaboration with Indiana University.
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School of Philanthropy nears reality at IUPUI

June 22, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
A long-discussed School of Philanthropy at IUPUI is one step away from becoming a reality. The Indiana University Board of Trustees was expected to vote Friday on whether to create the school, which would be the first of its kind.
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Innovate Indy nurtures community-improvement ideas

June 21, 2012
Ellen Kobe
Innovate Indy, a program of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center and Public Allies Indianapolis, encourages citizens to act on their ideas for improving the city. One of the most promising ideas to result: Re-Hub, which aims to reuse materials from abandoned homes.
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Report: Charitable donations ticked up in 2011

June 19, 2012
Dan Human
Charitable giving grew 4 percent nationally in 2011, but the increase was less than 1 percent after adjusting for inflation, according to a report released Tuesday by the Giving USA Foundation and The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
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Little Red Door absorbs program of group that's disbandingRestricted Content

June 16, 2012
Dan Human
Fishers-based Cancer-Free Lungs decided last year it was ready to shut down.
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NFP of NOTE: Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Indiana Chapter

June 16, 2012
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
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Indiana basketball star returns to west-side community centerRestricted Content

June 9, 2012
Steve Downing is now on the board of Christamore House, where he and others once honed their hoops skills.
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Largest senior center in city to close at end of month

June 7, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Indianapolis Senior Center, 708 E. Michigan St., is directing clients to other agencies for meals, transportation and other services the center has provided since 1962.
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NFP of NOTE: Boys & Girls Clubs of IndianapolisRestricted Content

June 2, 2012
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis believes that every young person deserves to live a life filled with hope and opportunity.
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Investment gains push Lilly Endowment's worth to $6.2B

June 1, 2012
Lilly Endowment earned $884.6 million on its Eli Lilly and Co. stock in 2011, bringing the total worth of the grant-making powerhouse to $6.2 billion.
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Endowment's resurgence emboldens IMA's leadersRestricted Content

May 26, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
After three years of shrinking budgets, Indianapolis Museum of Art leaders are ready to leave the lean times behind. The IMA’s endowment, which has covered close to 70 percent of operating expenses, is on the rebound and reached $324 million at the end of last year.
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Community foundations recovering from recessionRestricted Content

May 19, 2012
Many have bounced back and report asset levels that exceed their 2007 highs.
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NFP of NOTE: Cornea Research Foundation of AmericaRestricted Content

May 19, 2012
The Cornea Research Foundation of America is a not-for-profit clinical research organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of vision.
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Charity watchdog flags symphony's fiscal troublesRestricted Content

May 5, 2012
ISO says Charity Navigator failed to account for endowment money that should have kept it off "deep trouble" list.
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