Philanthropy

Three groups puzzled by woman's $7 million bequest

January 8, 2014
Associated Press
The organizations which include Indianapolis-based Hoosier Oncology Group have no idea why an Evansville teacher chose them as beneficiaries.
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$10M Lilly Endowment grant to help charities

January 6, 2014
United Way of Central Indiana’s capital projects fund is getting a $10 million cash infusion thanks to a grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.
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NFP of NOTE: Children's Bureau Inc.

December 28, 2013
Children's Bureau preserves families and protects the future of Indiana’s children.
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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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Fifth Third helping to educate fifth-gradersRestricted Content

December 21, 2013
Fifth Third’s local president, Nancy Huber, said the bank is awarding $60,000 to Junior Achievement to create a student bank.
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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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Renowned architects creating unique park at Eskenazi HospitalRestricted Content

December 14, 2013
Lou Harry
Eskenazi Health leadership's desire to connect the diversity of its hospital's population through a healing park drew in a landscape architect firm that is not only one of the top in the country, but also one of the hottest architecture firms in the world.
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NFP of NOTE: Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana

December 14, 2013
Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana provides a safe way for anyone to anonymously report information about crime and criminals in our communities.
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Holiday Wish List

December 14, 2013
The following is a list of Indianapolis-area not-for-profit organizations and the things each needs most. It is being published weekly through Dec. 23.
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2-1-1 call centers see demand soar, but funding tight

December 7, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Indianapolis-based Connect2Help is the busiest of Indiana’s 11 2-1-1 call centers, receiving more than 265,000 calls last year.
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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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Skjodt donates $2M to Herron's art-therapy program

December 5, 2013
 IBJ Staff
The gift will endow a chair in the program, which is based at IUPUI and was developed with cooperation from the Indiana University School of Medicine. The two-year, full-time residential program is the only one of its kind in Indiana.
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Endowment pledges $63M toward fight against brain drain

December 5, 2013
J.K. Wall
The Lilly Endowment will give nearly $63 million in grants to 39 Indiana colleges and universities to boost job prospects for their graduates, pushing the endowment's anti-brain-drain campaign to $120 million over the past decade.
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Lumina initiative aims to boost college grad ranks

December 4, 2013
Associated Press
The Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation's overall goal is to raise the percentage of Americans with college degrees from 38 percent to 60 percent by 2025.
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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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NFP of NOTE: Wings for West Africa

November 30, 2013
Wings for West Africa is dedicated to the promotion and support of students, teachers and administrators in rural schools in West Africa by providing them with computer technology and support.
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Holiday Wish List

November 30, 2013
This list is being published weekly through Dec. 23.
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Arizona news exec tapped to lead Pulliam Trust

November 20, 2013
Gene D’Adamo, vice president of community relations for Republic Media, which publishes The Arizona Republic, will succeed Harriet Ivey as president and CEO of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.
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Charities, what do you need most?

November 16, 2013
Indianapolis Business Journal’s annual Holiday Wish List will debut in the Dec. 2 issue and will appear weekly though Dec. 23.
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NFP of NOTE: Down Syndrome Indiana Inc.

November 16, 2013
Down Syndrome Indiana is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome by serving as a conduit of information, support and advocacy for them and their families.
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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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IU Foundation reports donations down from 2012

October 28, 2013
Associated Press
The Indiana University Foundation says it took in about $42 million less in the past year but that still marked its fourth-best year in fundraising.
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Carmel firm's bird feeders perched in 2,700 Walmarts

October 26, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Sisters Jan Long and Chris Mowery had little more than an idea in 1995 when they trekked to Kmart’s corporate headquarters to pitch a product they thought had potential: a recyclable bird feeder their father had designed to promote his plastics business. They left with their first big contract.
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  1. If I were a developer I would be looking at the Fountain Square and Fletcher Place neighborhoods instead of Broad Ripple. I would avoid the dysfunctional BRVA with all of their headaches. It's like deciding between a Blackberry or an iPhone 5s smartphone. BR is greatly in need of updates. It has become stale and outdated. Whereas Fountain Square, Fletcher Place and Mass Ave have become the "new" Broad Ripples. Every time I see people on the strip in BR on the weekend I want to ask them, "How is it you are not familiar with Fountain Square or Mass Ave? You have choices and you choose BR?" Long vacant storefronts like the old Scholar's Inn Bake House and ZA, both on prominent corners, hurt the village's image. Many business on the strip could use updated facades. Cigarette butt covered sidewalks and graffiti covered walls don't help either. The whole strip just looks like it needs to be power washed. I know there is more to the BRV than the 700-1100 blocks of Broad Ripple Ave, but that is what people see when they think of BR. It will always be a nice place live, but is quickly becoming a not-so-nice place to visit.

  2. I sure hope so and would gladly join a law suit against them. They flat out rob people and their little punk scam artist telephone losers actually enjoy it. I would love to run into one of them some day!!

  3. Biggest scam ever!! Took 307 out of my bank ac count. Never received a single call! They prey on new small business and flat out rob them! Do not sign up with these thieves. I filed a complaint with the ftc. I suggest doing the same ic they robbed you too.

  4. Woohoo! We're #200!!! Absolutely disgusting. Bring on the congestion. Indianapolis NEEDS it.

  5. So Westfield invested about $30M in developing Grand Park and attendance to date is good enough that local hotel can't meet the demand. Carmel invested $180M in the Palladium - which generates zero hotel demand for its casino acts. Which Mayor made the better decision?

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