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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.
Super Service Challenge, a national not-for-profit aimed at helping charities raise money and in-kind contributions, is launching a new e-platform designed by Indianapolis-based Sells Group meant to connect companies, volunteers and not-for-profits in a whole new way.
The program, which Cummins is describing as its “most ambitious community initiative ever,” is called Cummins Powers Women.
The Indianapolis not-for-profit helps prepare African-American youth in the fourth grade and higher for academic and career success.
The Great American Songbook Foundation now has the expensive responsibility of maintaining the 107-acre Asherwood, including paying a nine-person maintenance staff.