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Announcements
United Way of Central Indiana is accepting applications for Leadership United. Each series meets for nine months and closes with a graduation on June 13. The program prepares participants for lifelong leadership within the not-for-profit community. Tamara Zahn, Indianapolis Downtown Inc., will moderate the Executive Women’s Leadership Series. Molly Wilkinson Chavers, IndyHub, will moderate the Generation Now Series. Donald E. Knebel, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, will moderate the Ardath Burkhart Series. Applications are due to United Way by June 20. Contact Christa Thacker at 921-1274 or christa.thacker@uwci.org.

Pam Smitson and Juli Erhart-Graves have formed Smitson Erhart-Graves Tax Advisors LLC.

MKSK has merged from two design firms MSI and KKG (Kinzelman Kline Gossman). MKSK has a new location at 405 Massachusetts Ave., and a new identity, interactive website, social and video media platforms to showcase staff and work. The merger has brought together more than 60 design professionals and is expected to create new jobs. Contact Eric Lucas at 423-9600 or visit www.MKSKstudios.com.

Conventions
June 7-8, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Midwest Tax & Business Planning Institute, Indiana Convention Center. The Midwest Estate Tax & Business Planning Institute offers learning opportunities and continuing education credits for attorneys and CPAs. Register at 637-9102 or visit www.iclef.org.

Corporate Philanthropy
Indiana Members Credit Union is the 2012 presenting sponsor for the Indianapolis Public Library’s “Gear Up For Good” summer reading program.

American Structurepoint Inc. employees volunteered their time and contributed more than $30,000 to 36 different projects in 2011.

Fundraising
Henryville, Ind., elementary and high schools to benefit from a Scholastic Book Fair online from May 21-June 22, or at the University of Phoenix Indianapolis campus June 4-8 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit bookfairs.scholstic.com for more information.

Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent to benefit from the WTHR Homes of Distinction home tour from June 7 – 17th at Lost Run Farm in Zionsville. Tickets: $15, $12 in advance. To buy tickets visit HomeOfDistinction.com/12Indianapolis.

Indiana Wildlife Federation to benefit from Devotion to Wildlife: Wright Brothers Trio, Unplugged & Acoustic on June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at West Park in Carmel. Tickets: $15 general admission, $50 VIP. Contact indianawildlife.org/concert.htm.

The American Lung Association to benefit from the annual Fight for Air Walk June 9 at 8 a.m. at Butler University. Walkers are encouraged to raise $100. Contact fightforairwalk.org.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to benefit from the 25th annual 65 Roses Golf Outing June 11 at 11 a.m. at Hawthorns Golf & Country Club. Tickets: $375 per person. Contact Jen Milewski at 202-9210 or cff.org/chapters/Indiana.

Warren Arts & Education Foundation to benefit from the 20th annual Charity Golf Outing June 12 at Maple Creek Golf & Country Club. Cost: $125 for single players. Sponsorships are also available. Contact 869-4383 or warrenfoundation.org.

Damar Services Inc. to benefit from the Damar Classic Golf Tournament June 14 at Ironwood Golf Club at 8 a.m. Cost: $150 per person, sponsorships available beginning at $250. Visit damar.org to register.

Circle City Chapter of the Links, Inc. to benefit from its 16th annual Jazz Brunch June 16 at 11a.m. at Ritz Charles. Tickets: $60. Contact Azea Davis at 753-1055 or azeadavis@sbcglobal.net.

The Benjamin Elo Memorial Scholarship to benefit from the 4th annual Ben Elo Memorial Soccer Camp June 18-22 at Mooresville High School. Cost: $185 for a full day, $120 for a half day. Contact Melanie Elo at 727-8190 or melo@benelo16.org.

Gleaners Food Bank to benefit from PUTTing an End to Hunger June 20 at Pebble Brook Golf & Country Club. Tickets: $125 per golfer. Contact Jennifer Schwent at 925-0191, ext. 151 or jschwent@gleaners.org.

Pink Ribbon Connection to benefit from its first bowling marathon June 23 at 11 a.m. at Pinheads in Fishers. Each bowler is asked to raise $1,000. Contact barri@pinkribbonsconnection.org.

Gary Brackett’s IMPACT Foundation to benefit from the 2nd annual Celebrity Waiter Night June 25 at 7 p.m. at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Tickets: $250. Contact Ashley Rich at ashley.rich@prolanthropy.net or visit GaryBrackett.org.

Indy BackPack Attack will kick off its annual school supply drive at the Children’s Museum on June 25. Participating organizations and businesses can pick up supply bins and posters for the drive which runs through July 20.

Children’s Bureau Inc. to benefit from Huntington Presents: Children’s Bureau Golf FORE Kids Classic June 26 at 8:45 a.m. at Prairie View Golf Course. Tickets: $250 per person. Contact Jennifer Thomas at jthomas@childrensbureau.org or 264-2700.

St. Mary’s Child Center to benefit from the 32nd annual raffle June 28 at 6 p.m. at Rick’s Café Boatyard. Tickets: $100. Contact Dana Smith at 361-4883 or dsmith@stmaryschildcenter.org.

Franciscan Alliance Foundation to benefit from its 26th annual golf outing on June 28 at Eagle Creek Golf Club. Cost: 9-hole, 9 a.m. tee time $150 per person, 18-hole, 1 p.m. tee time $250 per person. Contact Keri Brantley at 528-7807 or keri.brantley@franciscanalliance.org.

Indiana Canine Assistant Network to benefit from the ICAN Golf Outing June 28 at 12:30 p.m. at Prairie View Golf Club. Cost: $200 per person, sponsorships start at $250. Contact 250-6450 ext. 11 or email ican@icandog.org.

Grants
Providence Cristo Rey High School received a $5,000 grant from Buckingham Foundation Inc. to support the school’s corporate work study program.

Horizon House received a $45,000 operating support grant from United Way of Central Indiana and the Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation and a $5,000 grant from the PNC Foundation for the opportunity knocks program.

In Recognition
Dr. S. Craig Veatch of Priority Physicians, was named one of private medicine’s “Docs to Watch” in 2012 by Concierge Medicine Today.

Defender Direct was given the Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award and named a Partner in Progress by the American Teleservices Association. Founder David P. Lindsey received the Spirit of Philanthropy Award.

WFYI public radio’s news and public affairs programming won high honors from both the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press.

Kris Brown received the 2012 Vine & Branch Excellence in Urban Forestry Award which recognizes student achievement at Purdue University.

Thomas Buck, Merrill Lynch, was recognized on the Barron’s “Top 100 Financial Advisors 2012” list.

Easley Winery has won nine gold medals, one double gold medal and two best of class honors at six separate wine competitions since January.

Pearson Automotive was selected as one of Ford Motor Co.’s President Award winners for the second year in a row.

Glenn Brown, The Chef’s Academy, was named the local American Culinary Federation Chef of the Year.

EnVista was selected for Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s Executive 100 list.

Foundation Financial Group was named a 2012 EcoLeadership award winner by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence.

Michelle L. Cronk Burton was named Ivy Tech Community College of Central Indiana’s 2012 Distinguished Alumna.

Jerry Esposito, A&M Door Inc., won the Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety’s Outstanding Craftsperson Award.

Dina M. Cox, Lewis Wagner LLP, was selected to the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Next Generation Faculty Class of 2012.

Adam Palmer, Schmidt Associates, received a Young Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects.

Marilyn Cox, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, was selected as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Relocations
Crown Coatings LLC has moved to 770 E. Broadway, Fortville, 46040. New phone: 317-482-2766.•

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