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 […]
Last year, 44 donors gave big gifts worth nearly $406.6 million
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Marian University will rename one of its buildings after receiving a donation of more than $1 million from the family that owns Indianapolis-based AAA Roofing Co. Inc., the school announced Friday.
The Bruce and Beth White Family Foundation’s gift is expected to bring operational and academic support directly to 10 elementary and high schools in the Diocese of Gary, benefiting about 3,300 students.
An Indianapolis private school is well on its way to reaching a $7 million fundraising goal that will help it unify its campus, thanks to a $1.5 million lead donation from Telamon Corp. CEO Stanley Chen and his wife, Allison.
The Walton Family Foundation was created by Walmart founder Sam Walton and his wife, Helen. The group awarded more than $595 million in education-related grants in 2018 alone.
The donation from the philanthropic arm of tech firm Salesforce will be used to support career-development programs at Indianapolis Public Schools and Ivy Tech Community College.
The donation will be used to establish the Miller Family Fund for Success, which will help support Goodwill’s education, health and employment programs.
A private equity firm executive and his wife have given Purdue University a donation to support the business analytics center in the Krannert School of Management, Purdue announced Tuesday.
The school will be called the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design following the record donation.
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.
Most of the gifts—20 of the 27—went to higher education institutions. Only five were from named Indianapolis philanthropists. Two were anonymous.
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.
The contribution—the largest ever to any education institution in the United States—will allow Johns Hopkins to eliminate student loans in financial aid packages starting next fall.
Although Jim Hallett runs a business that sold 5.5 million used vehicles in 120 countries last year, he also knows firsthand what life is like without a car.
Purdue announced the gift Saturday during an event to celebrate homecoming and the kickoff of the school’s year-long 150th anniversary celebration, which is themed “Take Giant Leaps.”
The university announced Thursday that the center will focus on the production and teaching of investigative journalism.
The money will be used to create a super endowment that will help fund future projects in perpetuity, Franklin College President Thomas Minar said.
The grant is part of more than $100 million in funding the Walton Foundation announced Tuesday morning that will go toward improving education.
DePauw University has received a $20 million donation from 1968 graduates Steve and Karen Sanger to create a leadership program, the school announced Thursday.