Food banks across America say negative economic conditions are intensifying demand for their support at a time when their labor and distribution costs are climbing and donations are slowing.
Franklin College lands record $3.9M donation from graduate
The donation came from a business leader who earned her bachelor’s degree from Franklin College in 1971, majoring in political science and history.Read More
Butler exceeds $250M fundraising goal for its ‘Beyond’ campaign
So far, 34,622 donors have participated in the “Butler Beyond” campaign, including 13,351 individuals who became first-time donors to the university.Read More
Under fire for high prices, IU Health says it will invest $1B in community health programs
The health system said the funding plan will “support community health initiatives and education and workforce development programs statewide, including neighborhoods around its downtown Indianapolis campus.”Read More
Former lieutenant governor Mutz invests in shoring up local news
John Mutz has donated nearly $2.3 million in four years to kick-start and support research by the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism’s Local News Initiative.Read More
The Indianapolis-based Indiana Sports Corp., Purdue University’s Purdue for Life Foundation and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are among the organizations that have already accepted their first crypto donations—and some community foundations around the state are also eyeing the opportunities they see in cryptocurrency.
The Krannert School of Management at Purdue University has received a nearly $21 million gift from the Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation, the largest gift in the school’s history.
The university announced the gift Thursday morning from Jeff Albers, who graduated from the Kelley School in 1993, and his wife, Alison. Albers has spent more than 25 years in the biopharmaceutical industry.
The not-for-profit that distributed most of the $350 million in donations from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to election offices in 2020 said Monday that it won’t disburse similar donations this year after backlash from conservatives.
The new business school is included in a five-year strategic plan the Greencastle-based university unveiled this week called “Bold & Gold 2027.”
The foundation said the funds will be used to support collaborative projects in Indiana’s agbiosciences, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics and technology sectors.
The gift came from the three children of Jim Ackerman, a local cable television industry entrepreneur and venture capitalist who died in 2013, including John Ackerman, managing director of Cardinal Ventures.
Donations on GivingTuesday, the annual campaign that encourages generosity on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, rose by 9% this year in the United States alone, according to organizers.
Alumnus Harry Fath and his wife, Linda, of Cincinnati, pledged the money exclusively toward aid for undergraduates, Notre Dame officials said.
Roughly $1 out of every $11 donated in 2020 went to the 100 largest not-for-profits, a sign of the gigantic percentage big not-for-profits get compared to the more than 1 million other charitable organizations in the United States.
Small charities nationwide have faced significant losses in charitable giving as donors cut back during the COVID-19 health and economic crisis: Four in 10 have suffered a decline in donations, according to a study released Thursday.
Criticism has helped drive a Senate bill that would tighten the rules for donor-advised funds and aim to speed donations to charities.
A 125-year-old landmark firehouse on East Washington Street that previously housed a photography business and a reception center for Angie’s List has been donated to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
The United Way of Central Indiana announced Wednesday that a donation of a previously undisclosed amount from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott is the largest gift from a single donor the organization has ever received.
While charitable giving increased overall last year, the number of million-dollar-plus gifts from individuals to Indiana organizations appears to have decreased.
Nike founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, made the second- and third-largest donations last year, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual list of top donations.
Among the recipients are five organizations in Indiana, including two in Indianapolis.
Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a way to get people to donate on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, when people are already opening their wallets for the kickoff of the holiday shopping season.
John Mutz made the donation to establish a newly endowed chair at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism that will study and support innovation in local news at the school.