The donation, from the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation, brings the project’s fundraising total to $27 million. The total project cost is estimated at $30 million.
The Indianapolis-based grant maker intends about 25% of the money to help organizations and initiatives in Indiana over three years. Half a million dollars already has been committed to the Central Indiana Racial Equity Fund.
The Indianapolis-based private foundation announced Wednesday that Robert L. Smith will succeed Wallace “Ace” Yakey Jr., who is retiring June 30 after serving in the position since 2012.
The Indianapolis-based drugmaker’s purchase of the biotech firm CoLucid Pharmaceuticals will give it access to a late-stage experimental medication for migraine headaches.
The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, set up just three years ago, announced Wednesday morning that it has been awarded grants of $80 million from the Lilly Endowment and $20 million from the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation.
The finalists announced Tuesday have a range of specialties, from saving the muskox in the Arctic tundra to using Galapagos penguins to measure environmental change.
Thirty-nine protectors of pronghorn antelope, sea turtles, jaguars, ibis, puffin and other endangered species have been named as nominees for the Indianapolis Prize.
An employee-giving campaign for the new Wishard medical center brought in about $2.2 million, making the campaign one of the largest of its kind for a public hospital, according to Wishard Health Services officials.
A $1.5 million grant the the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation will train Indiana science teachers in a new curriculum that helps
students learn through exploration and problem solving.