Philanthropy

IU scores with 'Philanthropy 50' giftsRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
Two Indiana businessmen, Michael Maurer and the late Jesse Cox, made the Philanthropy 50 with enormous gifts to Indiana University in 2008.
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Grant-makers, stung by market crash, favor safety-net causes, discourage new applicantsRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
Some major foundations in central Indiana are narrowing grantmaking criteria so they can funnel their reduced asset streams toward pressing needs brought on by the recession.
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Library foundation to launch $10,000 prize for HoosiersRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
Indiana has its share of renowned dead writers, but the Indianapolis-Marion County Library Foundation is planning to recognize modern-day Hoosier scribes with a new and quite hefty prize.
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Police museum plannedRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
The not-for-profit Indianapolis Historical and Educational Foundation is planning a police museum in the first floor of an old warehouse along Pennsylvania Street across from Conseco Fieldhouse.
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Women's Fund backs home for teen girlsRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
A group of volunteers who hope to open a home for pregnant teens will soon hire an executive director, thanks to a $25,000 grant from Women's Fund of Central Indiana.
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Private gifts give city a liftRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
State and local governments in Indiana aren't known for pouring tax money into so-called progressive causes. Private money often has to step in.
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Dome roof finds new lifeRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
The salvage operation surrounding the old RCA Dome's fabric roof has taken on a life of its own. Portions of the 13-acres of Teflon-coated dome material saved when the stadium was demolished is going to a variety of uses, including Dome Bags, a line of purses and wallets.
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NFP of NOTE: FACE Spay/Neuter Clinic

January 26, 2009
FACE Spay/Neuter Clinic strives to end pet overpopulation in Indianapolis through high-volume, low-cost, and high-quality spay/neuter surgeries.
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Second Helpings closes catering armRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
Local caterers will have one less competitor in 2009, after Second Helpings closed its for-profit catering arm, Just Cause.
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City's environmental effort gets boostRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Chris O'Malley
The McKinney Family Foundation has created a fund to support initiatives of Mayor Greg Ballard's 3-month-old Office of Sustainability, an environmental initiative that promotes projects ranging from energy-efficient city buildings to bicycle paths.
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Hands-on lab teaches students personal financeRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
When middle school students arrive at Junior Achievement's "Finance Park," they've been learning for weeks about financial institutions, taxes, and budgeting. They should be ready to take on a hypothetical life scenario, complete with assigned salary and number of children, and go to work on a budget.
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Local Dress for Success hires new executive directorRestricted Content

January 12, 2009
Barbara S. Ellsworth, formerly the director of an Evansville women's shelter, is the new leader of Dress for Success Indianapolis.
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Unable to pay bills, callers flood hotlineRestricted Content

January 5, 2009
Needy families responded en masse to the news that local charities received a $3.2 million infusion to help cover basic needs, according to a follow-up survey by Connect2Help.
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Grant from racecar driver will rescue thoroughbredsRestricted Content

January 5, 2009
A group of thoroughbred lovers concerned about the horses' futures spend every weekend during the summer racing season at Hoosier Park.
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Give to children's charities at the holidaysRestricted Content

December 22, 2008
Morton Marcus
As this year closes, you have an opportunity to help causes that help children.
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Indy-art-loving lawyer pays studio rent for artistsRestricted Content

December 22, 2008
Paul Hunt, a partner with Barnes & Thornburg, recently decided to pay seven months' studio rent for two artists at Harrison Center for the Arts. And the Columbia Club on Monument Circle is looking for new members.
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Donation helps establish grief counseling for kidsRestricted Content

December 22, 2008
This fall, Brooke's Place used a $100,000 gift from the Levin Living Trust to start individual counseling.
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Givers get strategicRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
 Wealthy people are getting more advice from hired professionals and less from peers and not-for-profit personnel when making decisions about charitable giving, a new study shows.
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Group plans special-needs sports complex in MartinsvilleRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
A not-for-profit group led by an account executive at Clayton-based Ray's Trash Service is raising money to build a sports complex designed for people with special needs.
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Lawrence Township School FoundationRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
The mission of the Lawrence Township School Foundation is to encourage and support creativity, innovation and excellence that enhances the educational community of the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township.
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Health reform network crumbles without RooneyRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
J.K. Wall
The state's Dec. 1 takeover of Medical Savings Insurance Co. marks the formal crumbling of J. Patrick Rooney's network of health care reform efforts.
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Maurer gift is IU's fourth largestRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
IBJ co-owner Michael Maurer's $35 million gift to the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington is the fourth largest from an individual in the history of the university.
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Allied Group Insurance honors clients with charity gifts in their nameRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
The Indianapolis office of Allied Group Insurance Services will make contributions to local charities in their clients' names instead of sending them holiday gifts.
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BKD Foundation establishes 'dream' fund for disabledRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
With a $10,000 gift from the BKD Foundation, Damar will establish the BKD Dream Fund and award small grants to families for things like a vacation to Disney World or a fishing trip to Michigan.
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In a recession-ridden holiday, shop and give locallyRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
Bruce Hetrick
When it comes to holiday shopping and charitable giving, act locally.
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