Philanthropy

Lilly Endowment has made few changes despite massive fall in valueRestricted Content

May 18, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
Lilly Endowment lost 26 percent of its value in 2008, falling from $7.7 billion to $5.7 billion. What's different about the Indianapolis-based endowment is that its most recent loss caps a downward slide that's lasted eight years.
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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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Local trust working toward 2,010 acres by end of 2010Restricted Content

May 18, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Central Indiana Land Trust anticipates bringing nearly 800 acres valuable to conservation under its protection this year, thanks to a generous tax incentive for property owners.
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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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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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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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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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A merger of education and artRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based not-for-profit that supports education reform, is sponsoring an art show March 6 at the Harrison Center for the Arts.
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  1. So, Pence wants the federal government to ignore the 2008 law that allows children from these countries to argue for asylum in front of a judge. How did this guy become governor? And how is that we'll soon be subjected to repeatedly seeing him on TV being taken seriously as a presidential candidate? Am I in Bizzaro-U.S.A.?

  2. "And the most rigorous studies of one-year preschool programs have shown short-term benefits that fade out in a few years or no benefits at all." So we are going down a path that seems to have proven not to work very well. Right intention, wrong approach?

  3. Well for Dunkin Donuts it might say that even a highly popular outlet can't make a poorly sited location work. That little strip has seen near constant churn for years.

  4. Years ago, the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device companies shifted their research investment away from Medical Institutions to focus more on private research centers, primarily because of medical institution inefficiencies in initiating clinical studies and their inability/commitment to enroll the needed number of patients in these studies. The protracted timelines of the medical institutions were prompting significant delays in the availability of new drug and medical device entities for patients and relatedly, higher R and D expenditures to the commercial industry because of these delays. While the above stated IU Health "ratio is about $2.50 in federal funding for every $1 in industry funding", the available funding is REVERSED as commercial R and D (primarily Phase I-IV clinical work)runs $2.50 to $1 for available federal funding ($76.8B to $30.9B in 2011). The above article significatly understated the available R and D funding from industry......see the Pharma and Medical Device industry websites. Clearly, if medical institutions like IU Health wish to attract more commercial studies, they will need to become more competitive with private clinical sites in their ability to be more efficient and in their commitment to meet study enrollment goals on time. Lastly, to the reference to the above Washington Post article headlined “As drug industry’s influence over research grows, so does the potential for bias", lacks some credibility as both FDA and Institutional Institutional Review Boards must approve the high proportion of these studies before studies are started. This means that both study safety and science must be approved by both entities.

  5. ChIeF and all the other critics – better is better no matter what. Get over it; they are doing better despite you ?

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