Records - Sept. 19, 2011

IBJ Staff
September 17, 2011
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Corporate Philanthropy
Walmart and the Indiana 4-H Foundation are working to address students through the “Feeding Tomorrow’s Future Today,” a 4-H program designed to fill the weekend food gap for kids on free and reduced lunch.

Indiana Members Credit Union distributed 525 school uniforms to IPS School 44 in August.

Sam’s Club is donating $20,000 to the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Foundation as the result of a campaign held during National Small Business Week.

Kittle’s Furniture is continuing its community partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, with over $51,000 donated this year.

The Indianapolis-based Kroger Co. Central Division and the Kroger East 46th Street store will support a program to address summer learning loss at Challenge Foundation Academy and build teacher excellence at Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School.

Coburn Place Safe Haven to benefit from CoburnFest, entertainment Henle and the Loops, at Robert Irsay Pavilion on Sept 17. Tickets: $50. Contact www.coburnplace.org or 923-5750.

Prison Ministry Keeping Families Together to benefit from its annual awards dinner on Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at 3808 N. Meridian St. Tickets: $40. Contact 728-2518.

Brownsburg Community School Corp. to benefit from Brownsburg Education Foundation-sponsored sales of Yankee Candle products from Sept. 23 through Oct.10.

Fairbanks Patient Assistance Fund to benefit from Fairbanks Alumni Association Golf Tournament on Sept. 24, at Ironwood Golf Club. Registration 8 a.m. Shotgun start 9 a.m. Register individually or as a foursome - $80 per player. Visit www.fairbankscd.org or email jkramer@fairbankscd.org.

Little Red Door Cancer Agency to benefit from Daddy Real Entertainment Concert of Johnny Rivers to raise awareness about prostate cancer and screening on Sept. 25 at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre. Contact The Old National Centre box office, and Ticketmaster outlets, or call (800) 745-3000.

TriMedx Foundation to benefit from it’s sixth annual Missions on the Green golf outing Sept. 26 at The Bridgewater Club. Lunch and registration begin at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at noon. Contact 275-1555.

Best Buddies Indiana to benefit from 6th annual Art of Friendship on Sept. 29 at the Indiana State Museum to make new buddies, paint and sign the artwork and to raise awareness and funds. Tickets: $35 in advance. Contact www.bestbuddiesindiana.org.

The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis has received a $900,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support the Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. The Arts Council of Indianapolis has awarded them $35,000, the Arthur Jordan Foundation has awarded them $2,250, and the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc. has awarded them $25,000.

Best Buddies Indiana has received a grant for $10,500 from Trends International Charitable Foundation.

The Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY) administers the 2011 Excellence in Summer Service Education Awards and has granted $20,000 total to 20 local youth workers for commitment and service to the community. The Summer Youth Program Fund consists of 12 local funders: Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Eli Lilly & Co. Foundation, Hoover Family Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Lilly Endowment Inc., Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, the City of Indianapolis, the Clowes Fund, Inc., the Indianapolis Foundation, the Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, the Lumina Foundation for Education, and the Miller Summer Mission for Youth Fund.•


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