NFP of NOTE: Arthritis Foundation Indiana chapter

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Arthritis Foundation, Indiana Chapter
615 N. Alabama St., Suite 430
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 879-0321
Fax: (317) 879-0321
Web site:,

Indiana Founded:
Paid employees: 9
Highest-paid staff member: Ed Wills Jr., president and CEO, $88,731
Top volunteers:
Sally Brindle, national Arthritis Foundation aquatics trainer, 18 years; Janene Walker, office volunteer, 15 years

Improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure
of arthritis and related diseases.

B.J. Farrell, director
of development
Jenny Conder, director of health promotion
Victoria Eichmiller, Evansville branch
Sabrina Edwards, director of finance
Marni Mastbaum, Fort Wayne branch director
Beth Harsh,
South Bend branch director

Patricia Milner, chairwoman
Richard Seaver,
vice chairman
Kevin Mandrell, immediate past chairman
Steve Warner, treasurer
Marsh, secretary
Barry Bilger
Darlene Degener
Jane Keller
Chuck Hartle
Amy Havens
Gordon Hughes
Jerry Langley
Stan Phariss
Mike Rupprecht
Diana Ruschhaupt
Patrick J. Schaefer
Bill Staples
Todd G. Vare
Bruce Wright

Let’s Move Together: A nationwide
movement led by the Arthritis Foundation that encourages people to move to prevent or treat arthritis.
Encourages participation in a local Arthritis Walk.

Life Improvement Series Programs: Taught by nationally certified instructors, the Arthritis Foundation’s Life Improvement
Series empowers people with arthritis through aquatic, exercise and self-help programs that are proven to increase mobility,
and reduce pain and stiffness. Physician visits are included in these group programs.

Grass-roots advocacy: The
foundation enlists individuals as advocates and ambassadors to influence positive changes in their lives, their communities
and in their elected governments by making their personal stories and opinions known. Advocates are currently lobbying Congress
to pass the Arthritis Prevention, Control & Cure Act.

This year’s Hollywood-themed
Arthritis Walk will be held at twilight, June 20, at the Central Canal. The 2008 event raised $62,000.

The Jingle Bell Run/Walk presented by OrthoIndy will be Dec. 12. The 2008 event raised $125,000.


2008 income: $1,930,400
2008 expenses: $1,776,136
2008 assets: $2,796,466
2009 projected
income: $1,220,590
2009 projected expenses: $1,413,329
Fiscal year begins: Jan. 1

2009 income
Bequests: 51 percent
Special events: 24 percent
mail: 13 percent
Corporate support: 9 percent
Other: 3 percent

2009 expenses

Research: 35 percent
Public information and health education: 19 percent
Management and general:
19 percent
Fund raising: 15 percent
Patient and community service: 12 percent

Information was provided by the Arthritis Foundation. Profiled organizations must be based in or serve the Indianapolis
area, must have Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status, and must be willing to provide IBJ with detailed financial information.





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