Indianapolis Business Journal

JAN. 17-23, 2020

The latest in a series of art installations in Carmel’s roundabouts has reinvigorated debate over how the city buys and locates works for public places. Kurt Christian reports that once city councilor wants to create a community commission that includes residents who would review and make recommendations for pieces. Also in this week’s issue, Samm Quinn examines efforts by Indianapolis officials to address the potential effects of climate change on the city, as well as reduce the city’s impact on the environment. And Lindsey Erdody has our latest annual tally of philanthropic giving in Indiana and analysis of the big gifts. The winner this year was Indiana University, with three of 10 largest donations, and Lindsey has a deep dive into how IU and President Michael McRobbie made it happen.

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Four Indianapolis-area donations were at least $2 million

Most of the biggest gifts of 2019 went to higher education institutions outside the Circle City, but not-for-profits in the Indianapolis area did snag a few seven-figure donations. Here are the top four local gifts. $5 million Recipient: Butler University Donors: Craig Fenneman and Mary Stover-Fenneman For: Several projects, including the upcoming expansion and renovation […]

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More students return to college, but not as many as the state hoped

The state’s “You can. Go back.” campaign aims to shore up the number of Hoosier adults with either a college degree or a high-quality training certificate. In 2015, the commission set a lofty goal for the campaign: It wanted to see 200,000 adults with some post-secondary education go back to school and earn a degree by 2020.

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Letter: Do your part to stop payday loan theft

Every year payday loan companies take $70 million out of the Indiana economy in fees and make huge profits off the backs of the poor, mostly affecting those in our urban areas and predominantly people of color.

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