Philanthropy

Lacy leadership initiatives to combine under one roof

August 1, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Leadership Indianapolis will combine the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series and the programs of the Lacy Leadership Association, and then expand their common mission to be more proactive.
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NFP of NOTE: Rock Steady Boxing Inc.Restricted Content

July 27, 2013
Rock Steady Boxing maximizes the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease by using non-contact boxing to fight the deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function.
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New CEO aims to continue Day Nursery's 114-year run

July 22, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Challenges for Ted Maple, formerly in charge of early-childhood education for the United Way, include keeping the venerable child care provider and its $10 million budget in the black.
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Marian's med school quest was leap of faith

July 20, 2013
J.K. Wall
Marian University, a small Catholic college started by Franciscan nuns, next month will launch just the second medical school in Indiana. Marian President Dan Elsener is credited with pulling off the audacious move with a mix of big dreaming, careful planning, deft networking and “don’t take no for an answer” fundraising.
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NFP of NOTE: Center Grove Education Foundation

July 13, 2013
Center Grove Education Foundation partners with our community to enrich the lives of all Center Grove Community School Corp. students by funding extraordinary and innovative learning experiences.
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Promoters of arts trail recast vision

July 6, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
A mural slated for one wall of the Broad Ripple parking garage will be the first new artwork within view of the Central Canal Towpath, which a group of north-side institutions would like to rebrand as the Art2Art trail.
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NFP of NOTE: Noble of Indiana

June 29, 2013
Noble of Indiana creates opportunities for people with disabilities to live meaningful lives.
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Mel Simon estate quietly showering charities with millionsRestricted Content

June 29, 2013
Greg Andrews
The estate earmarked at least $1 million for nine recipients, from Butler University and the Indiana University Foundation to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association.
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Lilly Endowment to give $10M to start biosciences institute

June 27, 2013
J.K. Wall
The institute aims to attract 100 new scientists to Indiana to conduct research and development work aimed at launching new therapies for metabolic diseases.
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BidPal, on a roll, doubles space

June 22, 2013
Dan Human
The world of philanthropy, where shoestring budgets dominate, is nonetheless proving lucrative for BidPal Inc., a 108-employee company led by tech veteran Scott Webber. The company saw revenue rocket from $1.8 million in 2010 to $10.2 million last year, making it the city’s second-fastest-growing private company, according to IBJ’s annual list.
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Business heavyweights raising cash for cops through foundationRestricted Content

June 22, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
A new foundation supporting the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety starts work in July, and its board is stacked with business and political leaders eager to help Director Troy Riggs advance the city’s cash-strapped operation.
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Application deadline looms for leadership academyRestricted Content

June 22, 2013
Nuts about the squirrel statues planned as part of a public art initiative in Hamilton County? The Hamilton County Leadership Academy—where the idea originated as part of a group project—is accepting applications for its next class through June 30.
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Report: Charitable giving by Americans on the rise

June 18, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Americans gave an estimated $316.2 billion to charity last year, continuing a string of small philanthropic gains. What cause got the bulk of the bounty?
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Low-key charitable foundation facing turning pointRestricted Content

June 15, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
The low-profile but high-impact Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust is at a key juncture after 15 years and more than $200 million in grants. Founding CEO Harriet Ivey plans to retire at the end of January, and one of her top lieutenants, Michael Twyman, just departed.
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Indianapolis moving forward with startup land bankRestricted Content

June 15, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
The executive director of the Land Bank of Indianapolis anticipates working with the city to issue a request for qualifications aimed at charitable and for-profit entities interested in acquiring properties.
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NFP of NOTE: Net Literacy

June 15, 2013
Net Literacy increases computer and Internet access and literacy while providing student volunteers with leadership, job, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and life skills as they serve their community.
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Indiana Landmarks nearing $25M fundraising goal

June 13, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Preservation group Indiana Landmarks kicked off the public portion of its $25 million capital and endowment campaign Thursday evening, entering the homestretch of a fundraising effort that began in 2010.
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City awards $1M in federal funds for bike-rental service

June 12, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
Wisconsin-based B-Cycle LLC received a contract to spend up to $1.5 million to install its electronic stations and purchase bikes. Any spending beyond the federal funds will be covered by the Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc.
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Sales of boomer-owned businesses deemed close at hand

June 8, 2013
Norm Heikens
Several factors have aligned to spark the long-expected trend.
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Riley CDC names successor to retiring executive directorRestricted Content

June 8, 2013
Eric Strickland’s appointment was effective June 1. He brings more than 18 years of engineering, real estate development and economic development experience to the organization.

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Glick's all-in style leaves mark throughout philanthropy

June 8, 2013
Sam Stall
Marianne Glick's community commitment has earned her the distinction of being named the 20th recipient of IBJ's Michael A. Carroll Award, given annually to someone who has demonstrated the former deputy mayor’s qualities of determination, humility and devotion to the community.
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Fishers, Noblesville put cuffs on charities to recoup tax revenue

June 8, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Two growing Hamilton County communities looking to build their commercial tax base are taking steps to ensure land targeted for development doesn’t end up in the hands of organizations that don’t pay taxes.
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NFP of NOTE: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

June 1, 2013
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better.
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Endowment assets soar $1.2B as Lilly shares climb

May 30, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Lilly Endowment awarded $230 million in 2012, mostly to Indiana groups. Its fortunes still are largely tied to the value of Eli Lilly and Co. stock, despite an effort to diversify the private foundation's holdings.
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Ivey stepping down as leader of Pulliam trust

May 23, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Harriet Ivey, president and CEO of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust since its founding more than 15 years ago, plans to retire early next year, the trust announced Thursday.
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  1. By Mr. Lee's own admission, he basically ran pro-bono ads on the billboard. Paying advertisers didn't want ads on a controversial, ugly billboard that turned off customers. At least one of Mr. Lee's free advertisers dropped out early because they found that Mr. Lee's advertising was having negative impact. So Mr. Lee is disingenous to say the city now owes him for lost revenue. Mr. Lee quickly realized his monstrosity had a dim future and is trying to get the city to bail him out. And that's why the billboard came down so quickly.

  2. Merchants Square is back. The small strip center to the south of 116th is 100% leased, McAlister’s is doing well in the outlot building. The former O’Charleys is leased but is going through permitting with the State and the town of Carmel. Mac Grill is closing all of their Indy locations (not just Merchants) and this will allow for a new restaurant concept to backfill both of their locations. As for the north side of 116th a new dinner movie theater and brewery is under construction to fill most of the vacancy left by Hobby Lobby and Old Navy.

  3. Yes it does have an ethics commission which enforce the law which prohibits 12 specific items. google it

  4. Thanks for reading and replying. If you want to see the differentiation for research, speaking and consulting, check out the spreadsheet I linked to at the bottom of the post; it is broken out exactly that way. I can only include so much detail in a blog post before it becomes something other than a blog post.

  5. 1. There is no allegation of corruption, Marty, to imply otherwise if false. 2. Is the "State Rule" a law? I suspect not. 3. Is Mr. Woodruff obligated via an employment agreement (contractual obligation) to not work with the engineering firm? 4. In many states a right to earn a living will trump non-competes and other contractual obligations, does Mr. Woodruff's personal right to earn a living trump any contractual obligations that might or might not be out there. 5. Lawyers in state government routinely go work for law firms they were formally working with in their regulatory actions. You can see a steady stream to firms like B&D from state government. It would be interesting for IBJ to do a review of current lawyers and find out how their past decisions affected the law firms clients. Since there is a buffer between regulated company and the regulator working for a law firm technically is not in violation of ethics but you have to wonder if decisions were made in favor of certain firms and quid pro quo jobs resulted. Start with the DOI in this review. Very interesting.

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