Forrest and Charlotte Lucas have continued to host not-for-profit events and what they say are private weddings at their West 116th Street property, despite being turned down for a zoning variance by the Carmel Board of Zoning Appeals in 2017.
The museum, which is currently homeless, signed a purchase agreement in February for a building at 543 Indiana Ave. It needed to raise $1.5 million to buy and rehab the building, and it passed that goal with hours to spare Wednesday.
The fund is designed to tackle “the significant lack of service provider capacity" that grew after Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett in 2017 launched an effort to provide 400 more housing units for the homeless.
The worldwide online philanthropy movement, which falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving every year, generated more than $380 million in donations this year, which is more than double the $180 million raised just two years ago.
It’s the foundation’s first capital campaign since 2010, when it raised $200 million. The money will be used for pediatric research, patient care, maternity and newborn health, and family support programs.
Carmel officials say ongoing negotiations with Forrest Lucas regarding his Carmel estate have not been successful. Now, Carmel plans to enforce a zoning ruling that ultimately prohibited some special events.
Ball State University’s board of trustees voted Thursday to change the name of the John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, almost two weeks after announcing plans to keep the name.