Washburn oversees the company foundation’s grant-making strategy for Indianapolis as well as for Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Toronto. That means he’s looking for opportunities to translate the foundation’s larger goals into programs and strategies in those local communities.
The Indianapolis-based private foundation announced Wednesday that Robert L. Smith will succeed Wallace “Ace” Yakey Jr., who is retiring June 30 after serving in the position since 2012.
For Indianapolis to thrive, its businesses need to share their resources for civic-minded efforts, N. Clay Robbins told attendees Friday at the Engage Indiana event for corporate philanthropy.
The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, set up just three years ago, announced Wednesday morning that it has been awarded grants of $80 million from the Lilly Endowment and $20 million from the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation.
Thirty-nine protectors of pronghorn antelope, sea turtles, jaguars, ibis, puffin and other endangered species have been named as nominees for the Indianapolis Prize.
An employee-giving campaign for the new Wishard medical center brought in about $2.2 million, making the campaign one of the largest of its kind for a public hospital, according to Wishard Health Services officials.