United Way of Central Indiana added its name to the list of those supporting the Indiana Compact, a statement of principles for immigration policy reform. The Indiana Compact advocates five principles should guide policy solutions around immigration reform:
• federal solutions - urge Indiana’s Congressional delegation to address this federal policy issue.
• law enforcement - respect the rule of law and support law enforcement’s professional discretion as they focus on criminal activities, not civil violations of federal code.
• family integrity - oppose policies that unnecessarily separate families, as strong families are the foundation of successful communities.
• economy - ensure that Indiana’s immigration policies reaffirm our global reputation for being a welcoming and business-friendly state.
• free society - adopt a humane approach to integrating immigrants into our communities.
Ed Bonacker founded Encompass Real Estate Services, a full service commercial real estate firm specializing in retail real estate brokerage in Indiana. Phone: 344-9671; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Rubenstein, Founder of Simply Well, has launched MePower Events, a cupcake series empowering women to rediscover their me. The first event will be held in Fishers on May 10. Phone: 260-438-9148; Email: email@example.com.
MCCOY Inc. (Marion County Commission On Youth) has joined Voices for America’s Children as the Indiana state affiliate of the Voices network. MCCOY’s advocacy partners across the state will gain a broader set of connections and larger knowledge base of youth policy issues, which will ultimately benefit the youth and their families in Indiana. Contact Mindi Goodpaster at 921-128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mary’s Child Center to benefit from The Hundred Languages of Indiana Children on April 8 at 10 a.m. in the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Contact 635-1491.
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions to benefit from the Signature Breakfast on April 14 at the Riverwalk Banquet Center at 7:30 a.m. Free admission. Contact 803-6019.
Starfish Initiative to benefit from the 5th annual Starfish Story Fundraising Breakfast on April 14 at 7:30 a.m. at the Marriott East. Free admission. Contact 414-0643.
The Carmel Rotary to benefit from its Adult Easter Egg Hunt on April 16. Tickets: $10. Contact 587-0124.
Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library to benefit from the second annual “Night of Vonnegut” on April 16 at the Marott at 7 p.m. Tickets: $75. Contact 652-1954.
Indianapolis Parks Foundation received $219,350 as a result of the annual IPL Mayor’s Lunch for Parks.
The Center for Leadership Development, Girls Inc. of Indianapolis, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis, Horizon House and Starfish received a total of $57,500 from Old National Bank Foundation.
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library received $100,000 from the Library Fund.
Twenty-three local organizations received a total of $1,642,000 from the Nina Mason Puliiam Charitable Trust.
Eighteen Bingham McHale LLP attorneys were named 2011 “Super Lawyers” by Indiana Super Lawyers magazine.
Twelve Bingham McHale LLP attorneys were named 2011 “Rising Stars” by Indiana Super Lawyers magazine.
Twenty-five local companies received Spirit United awards from the United Way of Central Indiana.
Indiana Members Credit Union received the 2011 Jefferson Award for Corporate Employee Volunteer Program of the Year from United Way of Central Indiana.
Jim Wolf was named to the Patriot’s Club.
Barbara Dobkin was honored for 30 years of leadership and women’s philanthropy by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
The Franciscan St. Francis Health Senior Promise program received first place in a nationwide contest sponsored by Dorland Health Silver Crown Awards.•