Crane Credit Union members voted to convert the financial institution’s federal charter to a state charter. The new charter enables Crane to have more flexible membership eligibility requirements. For a list of Crane Credit Union branch locations, products, and services, visit www.cranecu.org.
The Indiana Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council announced that publicly-accessible fuel retail stations in Indiana can begin applying for a share of $1,338,400 through the Hoosier Homegrown Fuels Blender Pump Program. Applications for the HHF grant program can be mailed to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com beginning February 15 through March 16. Program guidelines are available at www.in.gov/oed/2736.htm.
Indiana Black Expo Inc.’s Your Life Matters®, a city-wide initiative that focuses on eliminating barriers for Black young men between the ages of 14–24, has changed its name to OpportunINDY. Contact www.opportunindy.com.
Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis has partnered with the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Register your Plus Card online at Kroger, using Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis and/or use the not-for-profit organization number 20091. Shop for groceries, swipe card, and MHA Indy will earn a rebate.
The Indianapolis Coalition of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership has partnered with Wheeler Mission that will help feed the homeless while promoting the commitment to a healthy diet that includes more seafood. Through the end of March, for every Hoosier who signs the Healthy Heart Pledge, SNP will donate one can of seafood to Wheeler Mission. The Pledge is a commitment to eat seafood twice a week, but includes no specific requirement. Contact www.seafoodnutrition.org.
The Refinery, a boutique consignment shop at 5361 E. 82nd St., will donate15% of sales to The Woman Like Us Foundation on Feb. 24, 7-9 p.m.
College Mentors for Kids to benefit from Inspire Awards luncheon on Feb. 25 at the JW Marriott at 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $75 per person, $1,000 for a table of nine. Contact collegementors.org.
Arts for Learning to benefit from StART Board at Indy Pies and Pints on Feb. 26. Experience artisan pizza and craft beer along with live music from The Doo! Band. Tickets: $25 earlybird/ Jan. 26, $30. Contact HBass@artsforlearningindiana.org.
St. Mary’s Child Center to benefit from “Building a Strong Future,” luncheon with Mayor Ballard as the speaker on March 1 in the Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre at 11:30 a.m. Cost: free, but donations requested. Contact Beth at 361-4883 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Hollow Children’s Camp to benefit from the 5th Annual Happy Hollow Children’s Camp Gala Under the Stars and Casino Night on March 5, at the Marriott North Hotel Indianapolis. Sponsorships begin at $1,500, table: $1,250.Tickets: $125. Contact Jennifer Dant at email@example.com or visit http://tinyurl.com/2016UnderTheStarsGala.
Pink Ribbon Connection to benefit from Big Ten Thinks Pink on March 5 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Big Ten will donate a portion of every semifinals ticket purchased to Pink Ribbon Connection. Tickets of $10 and $5 will come back to Pink Ribbon Connection. Wear pink to the game to show your support. Tickets on sale Feb. 8th at www.pinkribbonconnection.org. and at Pink Ribbon Connection office: 1139 Shelby St.
Noble to benefit from Big Red Liquors’ Noble Evening in the Garden at 7 p.m. on March 11 in the Expo Hall and West Pavilion, State Fairgrounds. Tickets: $75 or 10 for $600. Contact 375-2700 or MyNobleLife.org.
Timmy Global Health to benefit from A Soiree de Salud on March 11, 6 p.m. at the Conrad Hotel. Tickets: $125 per person, include wine, beer, a plated dinner, and access to the auction. A cash bar available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-1822, ext. 2.
Cancer Support Community Central Indiana to benefit from Laughing Matters on March 19 at 9:15 p.m. at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. (Seth Myers, “Late Night” as headliner.) Tickets: $45.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 14 at IndianapolisSymphony.org or charge by phone at 639-4300. Contact 257-1505 or www.cancersupportindy.org.
Coburn Place to benefit from Blue Breakfast, celebrating 20 years, featuring Gary Brackett at the Colts practice facility on March 22, from 7 to 9 a.m. Open to the public. (Blue Breakfast draws as many as 400 business participants.) Tickets: $65 individual ticket , $750 table of eight. Contact www.coburnplace.org or call 923-5750. RSVPs requested by March 14.
Bosma Enterprises to benefit from Moulin Rouge, Dining in the Dark at 6 p.m. on April 9, at the JW Marriott,10 S. West St. Tickets: $150-$1,000. Contact bosma.org.
St. Mary’s Child Center to benefit from Annual Spring Soiree, “Start Your Engines – Putting Tomorrow’s Champions in the Race” on April 15 from 7 p.m.–11 p.m. at Dallara IndyCar Factory. Tickets: $85/person prior to March 20, $100/person after March 20. Contact email@example.com.
Second Helping’s Souper Bowl raised more than $5,000 for food rescue, hunger relief & culinary job training.
Indiana Legal Services Inc. will receive a $300,000 grant paid for with funds received by the Attorney General’s Office and reserved for consumer protection efforts as part of a multi-state settlement with Chase Bank over alleged unlawful debt collection practices. The grant will support its foreclosure prevention services and debt counseling programs that the nonprofit offers free to struggling Indiana residents in all 92 counties.
The Indiana Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council has announced over $268,000 will be shared among three grantees for the first round of the Hoosier Homegrown Fuels (HHF) Blender Pump Program: Thortons: $99,739.85; Coop Fuels: $121, 592.38; and Speedway: $47,619.00. The grant program is also in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Greater Indiana Clean Cities and South Shore Clean Cities.•