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Records - Sept. 17, 2012

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September 15, 2012
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Announcements
Randy Royer and M.J. Meneley have partnered to form a new landscape architecture firm called Blue Marble Design LLC. Phone: 371-8424; Email: mj@bluemarbledesign.com.

Conventions
Sept. 18-20: Lean Enterprise Institute. Sessions will address both the technical and “people” or social aspects of lean manufacturing and lean service transformations.The workshops will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Learn about course content, instructors, discounts, and how to register at: http://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopCalendar.cfm?cureventid=115.

Women’s Philanthropy Institute will hold an online conference exploring how women’s attitudes about money shape their charitable giving. The three-part conference will be held on Sept. 20, “What Women Really Think about Money”; Sept. 27,“Unraveling the Myths”; Oct. 4,“Change Your Strategy and Change the World.” Registration and information are available at http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/courses-and-seminars/course/she-makes-change. Contact wpiinfo@iupui.edu or call 278-8990.

Fundraising
Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer and I.W.I.N. (Indiana Women in Need) to benefit from the “Woodland Fore a Cure” golf and luncheon event Sept. 18 at 7:15 a.m. at Woodland Country Club. Tickets: $60 golf, $45 lunch. Contact 846-2588.

Franklin Township Economic Development Committee to benefit from its 12th annual golf outing Sept. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Links Golf Club. Tickets: $75 for individuals, $260 per foursome. Contact Julia Dunkman at 862-0540.

Gleaners Food Bank to benefit from the “Harvest Moon Gala” Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at the JW Marriott. Tickets: $125. Contact Jennifer Schwent at 925-0191, ext. 151 or jschwent@gleaners.org.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Indiana chapter, to benefit from “Festiv-Ale 2012” Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. at Kahn’s Fine Wines Superstore. Tickets: $45 in advance, $55 at the door. Contact 202-9210 or visit Indiana.cff.org/festivale.

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence to benefit from the “All That Glitters” gala Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Tickets: $100. RSVP by Sept. 10 at icadvinc.org.•

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