The zoo told volunteers on Tuesday that the decision was made to “support the health and safety of our community.”
Roiled by pandemic, not-for-profits cut back, shift missions
Seventy percent of not-for-profits in Indiana have reduced programs or limited capacity since the coronavirus pandemic hit the state, according to a recent report.Read More
Former Colt Gary Brackett raising money for a movie about his life
The Indianapolis restaurateur, who owns the Stacked Pickle chain, has been working since 2017 to bring his story to the big screen; this month, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise part of the cost.Read More
The Indianapolis-based hunger relief organization has seen demand for its services soar because of the coronavirus pandemic. The health crisis has forced the group to convert its biggest annual fundraiser into an online event.
Sports executive Allison Melangton had never led a capital campaign before Wheeler Mission asked her to chair its $12 million fundraising effort.
In earlier rounds, mixed-gender teams do just as well as those without women, but the advantage grows in the later stages of fundraising, the study found.
The fundraising effort, named “Butler Beyond: The Campaign for Butler University,” hopes to raise at least $250 million overall by May 2022.
Joy’s House is trying to raise $559,000 by Nov. 1 after receiving far less than expected in corporate, foundation and individual donations this year.
An Indianapolis private school is well on its way to reaching a $7 million fundraising goal that will help it unify its campus, thanks to a $1.5 million lead donation from Telamon Corp. CEO Stanley Chen and his wife, Allison.
The Carmel philanthropist says it starts by activating young voters, which is why she recently gave a significant donation to Indiana Young Democrats to help the group bring the Young Democrats of America National Convention to Indianapolis.
Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. officials announced Wednesday that they’ve raised enough money to keep a popular electronic piece of public art in operation for years to come.
Growth in charitable giving in the United States slowed in 2018, possibly as a result of the 2017 tax reform bill, according to an annual report that tracks American giving patterns. But the decline wasn’t as big as many predicted.
Forrest and Charlotte Lucas have continued to host not-for-profit events and what they say are private weddings at their West 116th Street property, despite being turned down for a zoning variance by the Carmel Board of Zoning Appeals in 2017.
The museum, which is currently homeless, signed a purchase agreement in February for a building at 543 Indiana Ave. It needed to raise $1.5 million to buy and rehab the building, and it passed that goal with hours to spare Wednesday.
The Indianapolis-based broadband provider raised the funds from some of its member-owners and a new owner: Wabash Valley Power.
Scott Robinson, a medical doctor who founded The Foundation Against Companion-Animal Euthanasia Inc. in 1993, has filed a complaint with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.
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.
The bill would allow for higher prize payouts and more not-for-profits to offer charity gaming.
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.
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.