Contrasting United Way, Wheeler

Businesses and their employees opened pockets last year to enable United Way of Central Indiana to hit a
record $39 million in contributions.

The not-for-profit attributed the good news to hustle by campaign co-chairmen who offered money from their…

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Fear grips donors to charity

Wheeler Mission Ministries broke the unsettling news yesterday that it is laying off 13 staff and shifting
its ministries for youth and families to another charity in order to minimize an anticipated operating deficit.

Why? Donors are worried about…

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Amendment for houses of worship

State Sen. Pat Miller says sheâ??s looking to the future by proposing a constitutional amendment that would
protect churches and other houses of worship from someday being taxed.

Itâ??s not a â??crisis today,â?? but could become a problem in the future…

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Mini Marathon gets competition

The venerable Mini Marathon has a challenger.

As IBJ reporter Anthony Schoettle reports today, two sponsors have signed on to a half-marathon scheduled
just two weeks after the Mini, which is sold out.Race…

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Decisions on giving

A study put out yesterday by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University says that about two in three
American households made donations in each of the three years it followed.

The center also found that slightly more than half of…

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Arts leaders tout Peterson

The race between Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson and his Republican challenger, Greg Ballard, became interesting
in the final days, and not just because Ballard suddenly got traction in a widely publicized poll.

In the past few days, two prominent arts leaders…

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