The fund, called the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund, received a $15 million donation from Lilly Endowment Inc. and $500,000 contributions from three other organizations.
Donation of nickel mine could mean fortune for Purdue
Based on current numbers, Purdue’s stake could eventually top $100 million over the next three decades.Read More
Goodwill lands building donation for east-side Excel Center
Longtime commercial real estate executive Gene Zink has donated a 20,298-square-foot building at 3919 Meadows Drive to Goodwill. The Excel Center program has been leasing the 59-year-old former Bible college building near Rural and 38th streets since July 2011.Read More
Last year, 45 donors gave big gifts worth nearly $411.6 million
Indiana University last year received some of its largest donations ever as it began to wind down its eight-year, $3 billion capital campaign.Read More
Butler raises $171M in campaign to support ‘new strategic direction’
The fundraising effort, named “Butler Beyond: The Campaign for Butler University,” hopes to raise at least $250 million overall by May 2022.Read More
The $1 million initiative was announced in October as a legacy project tied to next year’s All-Star festivities, with each group receiving up to $50,000 in funding for youth-serving projects.
The donation came from the family foundation of Brian Jellison, an Indiana University native who went on to become one of the country’s highest-paid CEOs.
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 […]
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.
Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. officials announced Wednesday that they’ve raised enough money to keep a popular electronic piece of public art in operation for years to come.
An alumnus and former board of trustees chairman who made part of his fortune as a major Taco Bell franchisee has pledged a $5 million gift to Butler University, the university announced Tuesday.
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.