The program, which Cummins is describing as its “most ambitious community initiative ever,” is called Cummins Powers Women.
An Indianapolis law firm is hoping to boost what’s known as “social entrepreneurship” in central Indiana by bringing together people who want to both generate a profit and improve society with their business endeavors.
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.
Some companies are offering employees money to donate to charities with no strings attached, while other initiatives are designed to reward volunteer efforts.
American Structurepoint’s $250,000 gift combined with $100,000 from IPS will allow the school district to expand Project Lead the Way’s STEM curriculum from five schools to more than 50.
The family behind Hamilton County mainstay Reynolds Farm Equipment has pledged $1 million to Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. The gift was announced Thursday evening during a ceremony honoring the company and its leaders for their generosity.
Americans gave an estimated $316.2 billion to charity last year, continuing a string of small philanthropic gains. What cause got the bulk of the bounty?
The 500 Festival Mini Marathon in May will once again focus Hoosier attention on distance running—a sport where shifting demographics and rising interest have combined to generate strong sponsorship revenue.
Ann Murtlow has no experience running a not-for-profit, yet she is charging into the top job at one of the city’s largest charitable groups. The people who hired the former Indianapolis Power & Light Co. CEO say her connections to the Indianapolis business community are a big plus in her new role at United Way of Central Indiana.
Members of the Indy Hunger Network knew it would take discipline when they set the goal of feeding 185 million meals every year—27 million more than they do now—by 2015.
Ellen Annala has less than a year to lead United Way of Central Indiana through a multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign and launch a five-year strategy. At the same time, the not-for-profit’s board has its own challenge: finding someone to take over when Annala retires April 1.
Charitable giving grew 4 percent nationally in 2011, but the increase was less than 1 percent after adjusting for inflation, according to a report released Tuesday by the Giving USA Foundation and The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.