Philanthropy

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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Indianapolis educator wins $50K Daniels grant

October 24, 2013
Associated Press
The founder of an Indianapolis-based program aimed at reducing summer learning losses among schoolchildren has won a $50,000 grant from the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation.
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Alumnus Simon pledges $5 million to Columbia biz school

October 24, 2013
David Simon, CEO of Simon Property Group Inc., graduated from Columbia Business School in 1985. His gift will help build 450,000 square feet of new facilities on its campus.
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Tech companies building a charitable nicheRestricted Content

October 19, 2013
Dan Human
An emerging group of software companies focused on serving charities—combined with the fact the city is home to the only philanthropy college in the country—could make the area a hotbed for an often-ignored area of business.
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NFP of NOTE: Second Helpings Inc.

October 19, 2013
Second Helpings' mission is transforming lives through the power of food.
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Simon daughter honors father with $1.5M to IU school of philanthropy

October 16, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Cynthia Simon Skjodt, the daughter of late shopping mall magnate Melvin Simon, is donating $1.5 million to the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in honor of her father, the school announced Wednesday morning.
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DePauw to revamp music programs with $15M gift

October 11, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Alumni Judson and Joyce Green earmarked the funds for helping develop professional musicians.
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Deborah Simon giving $100M to Pennsylvania prep school

October 10, 2013
 IBJ Staff, Associated Press
The contribution from the daughter of Simon Property Group co-founder Mel Simon is one of the largest gifts ever made to an independent school in the United States.
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Lilly volunteer service day blooms into citywide effort

October 9, 2013
Dan Human
More than 60 companies plan to participate in the three-day Indy Do Day volunteer marathon, which kicks off Thursday in conjunction with Eli Lilly and Co.'s Global Day of Service.
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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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Hamilton County pursuing domestic-violence shelter

October 5, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Community leaders are working to open a domestic-violence shelter in fast-growing Hamilton County—a multiyear, multimillion-dollar effort to serve residents in need of emergency housing.
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Gene Glick was a soldier, a builder and a philanthropic giantRestricted Content

October 5, 2013
Norm Heikens, Jeff Newman
Gene Biccard Glick, who died at home following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, built affordable housing sprawling across 10 states—a business empire that paved the way for tens of millions of dollars in donations to causes ranging from medicine to recreation.
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NFP of NOTE: I.W.I.N. (Indiana Women in Need) Foundation

October 5, 2013
I.W.I.N. (Indiana Women in Need) Foundation gives Indiana women the strength to endure breast cancer by providing individualized services and support.
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Wheeler Mission lands $1M grant to help with expansion

October 3, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Wheeler Mission Ministries Inc. said Wednesday that it has received a donation from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust that will allow it to start construction on a new facility next to its shelter at 520 E. Market St. in downtown Indianapolis.
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Real estate developer, philanthropist Glick dies at 92

October 2, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Eugene Biccard Glick built a fortune as a residential real estate developer before becoming better known as one the city’s most generous philanthropists. The Indianapolis native and World War II veteran died Wednesday.
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NFP of NOTE: College Mentors for Kids

September 21, 2013
College Mentors for Kids connects college students with the most to give to kids who need it most by pairing children in one-on-one mentoring relationships with college student volunteers.
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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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Donor gives $3M to Purdue's history department

September 11, 2013
Associated Press
Purdue University says it will create two endowed professorships in the history of science and medicine after a $3 million donation to its history department.
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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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  1. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

  2. Boston.com has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2010/07/interactions_banks_63_million.html The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

  4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.

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