Philanthropy

If Pacers left, would these kids get help they need?Restricted Content

May 18, 2009
Bill Benner
Combined forcesâ??the gifts of time, treasure and inspiration from the athlete in concert with the programming, dedication and outreach of community leadersâ??can change the direction of young lives.
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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Lilly team up on I-70 landscaping projectRestricted Content

May 18, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
Some of Indianapolis' main entrances from Interstate 70 are in line for a $2 million makeover.
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Bank supports network for struggling homeownersRestricted Content

May 11, 2009
Fifth Third Bank is one of several lenders supporting a comprehensive resource for homeowners at risk of foreclosure. The bank recently made a $10,000 gift to the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, a quasi-public agency.
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Indy not-for-profits anticipate new service programRestricted Content

May 11, 2009
An AmeriCorps leadership program influenced by Michelle Obama's work in Chicago is headed for Indianapolis. The program, called Public Allies, would allow not-for-profit organizations to hire local young people, ages 18 to 30, for full-time apprenticeships.
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Volunteers want meaningful workRestricted Content

May 11, 2009
There are many factors involved in the decision to volunteer in the community—including time commitment, the opportunities for building social networks, the skill set needed for the volunteer position, and of course the mission of the organization.
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Jobless fill lull by volunteeringRestricted Content

April 27, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
Volunteer managers say they’ve seen an influx this year of people who’ve lost their jobs, as well as students who are anticipating a tough market after graduation. The volunteers are welcome, especially as charities themselves have fewer paid employees.
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NFP of NOTE: Arthritis Foundation Indiana chapter

April 20, 2009
The Indiana chapter of the Arthritis Foundation works to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
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Joy's House hopes registry will click with donorsRestricted Content

April 20, 2009

Joy's House has created a registry at www.spreadingjoy.org. Donors can choose an item as expensive as a new sofa, or as modest as a cookie sheet with the assurance that their money will be used specifically to buy that item.

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Women's Fund narrows its focusRestricted Content

April 13, 2009
Katie Maurer
Critical endowment has lost half its value during slump
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Anthem gift will sponsor resource guide for seniorsRestricted Content

April 13, 2009
Thanks to a $45,390 grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Central Indiana Council on Aging will offer seniors more information and support via its Web site.
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Not-for-profits: Treat donors as investorsRestricted Content

April 13, 2009
Derrick Feldmann
Nonprofit organizations should treat their donors as shareholders because they invest in the organizations just as shareholders do in public companies.
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NFP of NOTE: Fine Arts Society of Indianapolis Inc.

April 6, 2009
The Fine Arts Society of Indianapolis inspires passion for classical music across central Indiana through broadcast programming and outreach.
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Little Red Door experiences second recent change in leadershipRestricted Content

April 6, 2009

Little Red Door cancer agency is conducting its second search for an executive director in six months, since Mary Beth Tuohy resigned in March.

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Mickey's camp will offer thrillsRestricted Content

April 6, 2009
Mickey Maurer
Mickey's men's and women's camps—open for registration on a first-come, first served basis—offer compelling speakers, fun activities and food from the city's leading restaurants.
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Athenaeum will launch awareness campaignRestricted Content

March 30, 2009
The Athenaeum is seeking better name recognition in the community, with the help of a grant from the Indianapolis Foundation.
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Annual call for women's suits takes on new urgencyRestricted Content

March 30, 2009
Dress for Success Indianapolis is once again asking professional women to comb their closets for a spare suit.
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Chase foundation decides to stop funding violin competitionRestricted Content

March 23, 2009
The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis has lost a major corporate gift less than two years from curtain time.
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NFP of NOTE: Sheltering Wings

March 23, 2009
Sheltering Wings provides emergency housing for women and children suffering from any form of domestic abuse.
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United Way nearly hits $40 million goalRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
United Way of Central Indiana CEO Ellen Annala is thankful for the $38.8 million in pledges to its annual campaign, although it didn't quite reach its $40 million fund-raising goal.
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Pulliam Trust steps up aid for needy peopleRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust will give $2.27 million to human service organizations, which are dealing with increased demand for food and shelter as people lose their jobs, or their homes to foreclosure
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Reeve Foundation backs athletes with disabilitiesRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
The Reeve foundation is supporting the Brawlers this year with a $16,645 grant to Rehabilitation Hospitals of Indiana Sports Program.
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NFP of NOTE: Dads Inc.

March 9, 2009
Dads Inc. provides support and education for fathers to develop healthy relationships and positive involvement in the lives of their children.
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Hall of Fame stories teach lessonsRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
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Girl Scouts taught lifelong lessonsRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
Rebecca Baer
Some of Indiana's most high-profile women have something in common beyond their gender and community status: They were Girl Scouts.
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Kresge Foundation grants $1.5M to Children's MuseumRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
A $1.5 million Kresge Foundation grant will help The Children's Museum of Indianapolis close in on its $74 million fund-raising goal.
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  1. PJ - Mall operators like Simon, and most developers/ land owners, establish individual legal entities for each property to avoid having a problem location sink the ship, or simply structure the note to exclude anything but the property acting as collateral. Usually both. The big banks that lend are big boys that know the risks and aren't mad at Simon for forking over the deed and walking away.

  2. Do any of the East side residence think that Macy, JC Penny's and the other national tenants would have letft the mall if they were making money?? I have read several post about how Simon neglected the property but it sounds like the Eastsiders stopped shopping at the mall even when it was full with all of the national retailers that you want to come back to the mall. I used to work at the Dick's at Washington Square and I know for a fact it's the worst performing Dick's in the Indianapolis market. You better start shopping there before it closes also.

  3. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  4. If you only knew....

  5. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

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