Indianapolis Business Journal

JAN. 22-28, 2021

The number of public announced philanthropic gifts of $1 million or more from individuals to Indiana organizations plummeted in 2020, along with the total value of the big donations. Lindsey Erdody explores potential reasons for the shortfall—some of which suggest that big donors are using other avenues to gift their riches. Also in this week’s paper, John Russell pieces together the story of Ossium Health, a secretive Indianapolis-based biotech startup that reportedly raised an eye-popping $60.9 million in funding last fall. And Greg Andrews explains how a nontraditional way of taking companies public is making bucketsful of money for some Indianapolis businesspeople engineering the deals.

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Letter: Violence can’t be compared

I don’t agree with columnist Riley Parr’s comment that “it is the height of hypocrisy for those on the left to (rightfully) decry the absurdity that took place at the Capitol on Jan. 6 when they turned a blind eye six months ago when cities burned.”

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