Eli Lilly and Co.’s rebound bolsters endowment

The value of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s principal holding—Eli Lilly and Co. stock—has increased nearly $2 billion over the past two years, bolstering the private foundation’s philanthropic firepower after a decade of declining or stagnant assets.

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Lumina betting $10M on startups

Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation, one of the nation’s largest donors to education groups, has given $10 million to a venture capital firm to fund for-profit startups with ideas to meet the nation’s education challenges.

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Lilly Endowment awards Butler biz accelerator $3M

The gift will enable the accelerator to keep providing consulting services to mid-size Indiana businesses using the experience of consultants, as well as Butler University faculty and students. It launched in 2005 with the help of a $22 million grant from the endowment.

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