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.
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
Historic fire station donated to Indianapolis police for substation
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.Read More
MacKenzie Scott donation to United Way of Central Indiana breaks organization record
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.Read More
Big-gift totals down significantly from prior years
While charitable giving increased overall last year, the number of million-dollar-plus gifts from individuals to Indiana organizations appears to have decreased.Read More
Criticism has helped drive a Senate bill that would tighten the rules for donor-advised funds and aim to speed donations to charities.
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.
Even as he’s worked to lead the state through the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Eric Holcomb has managed to raise millions of dollars for his reelection campaign.
Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb nearly quadrupled his Democratic opponent in fundraising during the third quarter, according to campaign finance figures released Thursday afternoon.
In announcing the final totals for the campaign Thursday evening, the university said more than 320,000 alumni and other donors from all 50 states and more than 100 countries contributed to the effort.
The Indianapolis university said it was halfway to its $50 million fundraising goal for the school after a $24 million gift from the Witchger family and other donations.
In honor of their contribution, the atrium in Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, the law school building, will be name the Steve Tuchman and Reed Bobrick Atrium.
Rose-Hulman, which offers the country’s top-rated undergraduate engineering program, said the gift was among the largest individual donations in institute history.
Jrue Holiday and his wife, Lauren, a former U.S. national team soccer player who was born and raised in Indianapolis, plan to donate about $5 million to social justice causes.
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.
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.
Based on current numbers, Purdue’s stake could eventually top $100 million over the next three decades.
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.
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.
Indiana University last year received some of its largest donations ever as it began to wind down its eight-year, $3 billion capital campaign.
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 […]