The improvements are part of a masterplan that aims to bring hundreds of thousands more visitors to the complex, which includes the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Circle to get $8M boost for patriotic light show as Lilly Endowment doles out $50M in special grants
The endowment said Wednesday it would fund 17 ideas across the city as part of its one-time Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation program.
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.
It’s the foundation’s first capital campaign since 2010, when it raised $200 million. The money will be used for pediatric research, patient care, maternity and newborn health, and family support programs.
The newly named Hamilton County Community Foundation plans to tackle mental health, family and youth empowerment, and inclusive economic growth.
The Great American Songbook Foundation received the massive property earlier this year as a gift from Bren Simon, the widow of late shopping mall magnate Melvin Simon.
The Athenaeum Foundation on Thursday said it has hired an Imax Theater executive to succeed Cassie Stockamp as president.
It has grown from serving 180 children at three schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools district in 2013 to serving 1,200 children at eight schools and five summer camps this year.
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.”
During the past 20 years, Riley Children’s Foundation has raised $500 million, the majority of which has been spent for pediatric research and patient programs at Riley Hospital.
Host Mason King talks with Athenaeum Foundation President Cassie Stockamp about why she’s choosing to leave the group she has led through a reinvigoration—and why she’s doing it now.
The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation announced Tuesday that it would give $7.5 million in grants to 24 Marion County schools and districts to help fund substance-use prevention.
The Lilly Endowment approved 1,062 grants in 2017 for a total of $537.8 million to 788 grantees.
A surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires fueled a big increase in giving in 2017, according to the annual Giving USA report by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.
After 11 years in charge of preserving and reinvigorating the landmark of local German culture, Cassie Stockcamp plans to decamp for Africa, South America and Southeast Asia.
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 initiative will provide grants to public and private K-12 schools in Marion County to support substance-abuse programs.
The grants will help seminaries, universities and other organizations create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy.
For Indianapolis to thrive, its businesses need to share their resources for civic-minded efforts, N. Clay Robbins told attendees Friday at the Engage Indiana event for corporate philanthropy.
Ken Giffin, a veteran of local politics and the business community, is pounding the pavement to raise more money to support Indiana’s trail systems.