Philanthropy

Economic slump causes ISO leaders to delay capital campaignRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's operating loss of $293,000 during the most recent fiscal year is not nearly as troubling in the long term as the symphony's shrinking endowment.
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Shepherd lengthens its reach by merging with other charitiesRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin
Shepherd Community Inc., a Christian-based organization serving the near-east side, is pulling other charities into its fold at a pace not often seen in the local not-for-profit sector.
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Not-for-profits can grow in tough timesRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
Derrick Feldmann
One of the most pressing questions not-for-profits should be asking is: "How will we respond to this economy?"
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Don't treat children like commoditiesRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
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Pacers, Ivy Tech join forces to offer scholarshipsRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
The Indiana Pacers and Ivy Tech Community College have teamed to offer six statewide scholarships to Ivy Tech students.
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NFP of NOTE: Momentive Consumer Credit Counseling Services

December 1, 2008
Momentive Consumer Credit Counseling Services work to change lives by helping people gain financial stability.
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Give thanks, and more, in tough timesRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Chris Katterjohn
As we hunker down and try to fend for ourselves during this difficult economy, don't forget to support those who are even less fortunate and have been hit even harder than we have.
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Self-made wealthy among most generousRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University found in a recent study of more than 4,840 charitable gifts worth $1 million or more that self-made wealthy people gave the most — often to nonprofits that rarely receive such large gifts.
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Despite recession, small businesses support charityRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin
In the Indianapolis area, small-business owners told IBJ that they give in whatever way they can, and would like to continue as long as their finances allow. But a Chronicle of Philanthropy survey indicates that giving is already on the decline.
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Beck's contribution helps with Habitat land purchaseRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Thanks to a $25,000 contribution from Beck's Hybrids, Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County was able to purchase land and build its 50th home this year.
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NFP of NOTE: Indiana Council for Economic Education

November 17, 2008
The Indiana Council for Economic Education is a nonprofit, working to increase economic literacy throughout Indiana.
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Humane Society woos animal-right welfare communityRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin
John Aleshire, the executive director of the Humane Society of Indianapolis, is rolling out policies that please animal advocates.
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Firm helping Holocaust survivorsRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Baker & Daniels LLP is partnering with the Bet Tzedek Holocaust Survivors Justice Network to provide pro bono legal services to Indiana's more than 200 survivors.
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MacAllister awarded for service to community

November 17, 2008
Sam Stall
P.E. MacAllister has helped turn Indianapolis into a culturally vibrant city.
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Tonic Ball raises money for Second HelpingsRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Marc D.
Tonic Ball — an annual fundraiser for Second Helpings — takes place the Friday before Thanksgiving, featuring 30 local bands each playing 10-minute themed sets and local artists selling their work.
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Monon Bell football game helps Julian CenterRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
In the weeks leading up to this year's big rivalry football game, Wabash College and DePauw University students held various fundraisers to benefit the Julian Center, as well as A-Way Home Shelter in Putnam County and the Family Crisis Shelter in Montgomery County.
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Ingersoll-Rand donates time, money to IPS 94Restricted Content

November 10, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin

Ingersoll-Rand donated $35,000 worth of materials, $15,000 for engineering and labor, and future support  to IPS 94.

 

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Cultural Development Commission may lose millions used to promote Indianapolis artRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin
A commission that has drawn $12.5 million in grants and public money to promote Indianapolis' artistic side is awaiting word on its future.
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Pay off debts, invest in education, enrich livesRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
Morton Marcus
In 2008, a Hoosier economist suggests consumers first pay off their debts, then invest in a liberal education and other causes that enrich lives.
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NFP of NOTE: Giving Sum

November 3, 2008
Giving Sum, an agency run by volunteers, holds monthly philanthropy leader lunches, and annually distributes $50,000, volunteer time and advocacy to promote social reform ideas.
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Recession takes its toll on charitiesRestricted Content

October 13, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin

Area not-for-profits are beginning to feel the sting of the year-old credit crunch, which has escalated into a full-blown financial crisis that's battered investors and likely pushed the nation into recession.


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Education causes attract state foundations' support: Rate of giving outpaces national average 2-to-1Restricted Content

September 29, 2008
Andrea Muirragui
Nearly half the money Indiana foundations gave away in 2005 went to educational organizations-more than twice the rate of such giving nationally, according to a new study from Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy. All told, the state's independent, corporate and community foundations awarded $450 million in grants to support education, 47 percent of the $965 million total. Nationally, about 23 percent of foundation giving goes to education. "My intuition tells me ... foundations are making education a priority as the...
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Tough economy touching all industries, but some are hurting more than othersRestricted Content

September 22, 2008
Anthony Schoettle, Cory Schouten

Stock markets are falling, jobs are disappearing, and the outlook for the economy seems grim. Banks, real estate developers, retailers and manufacturers are taking the worst hits, but all types of businesses in central Indiana are hurting. From health care to technology, education to philanthropy, every industry is trying to take the setbacks in stride.


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Arts fund-raising model not embraced locallyRestricted Content

September 8, 2008
Sam Stall

These days, many Indianapolis arts organizations barely know where their next dollar will come from. But an innovative fund-raising model that's found success in other cities might provide that sorely needed cash. In Cincinnati, a venerable not-for-profit called the United Arts Fund, founded in 1927, stages an annual workplace campaign, then doles out the bountiful proceeds to local arts organizations.


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State prevention program helps Children's Bureau enter new areas, lift budgetRestricted Content

September 1, 2008
Andrea Muirragui Davis

Since its origins as the Widows and Orphans Asylum in 1851, the Children's Bureau has been working to fix broken families in Indianapolis. Now the local not-for-profit has expanded its reach into 37 Indiana counties--growing its budget 22 percent in the process. But the agency remains focused on Marion County, where it's building a $9.2 million service center at 16th and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. streets.


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