Payne, who has led the DWD for more than four years, will exit his current job July 8 and join the United Way on July 18. He will take over for Ann Murtlow, who is retiring June 30 after nine years leading the not-for-profit.
MacKenzie Scott donation to United Way of Central Indiana breaks organization record
The United Way of Central Indiana announced Wednesday that a donation of a previously undisclosed amount from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott is the largest gift from a single donor the organization has ever received.Read More
Murtlow said the she changes she instituted at United Way have been hard. “We realized that we could not be everything to everyone, and so we really focused on helping the population in our seven-county area that is living in poverty or is one step away from poverty.”
Ann Murtlow has been one of the Indy area’s most visible and influential female corporate leaders for nearly two decades, and she led several significant organizational changes at the United Way.
After a surprise delivery five weeks early in December, feisty 3-month-old Molly Skolnick of Carmel will be represented at the Final Four by a seat-filling cutout as part of an April Fools ruse concocted by her parents.
Since its launch earlier this year, the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund has distributed more than $15.8 million to 100 organizations in central Indiana.
The fund, called the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund, received a $15 million donation from Lilly Endowment Inc. and $500,000 contributions from three other organizations.
A new report from Indiana United Ways says that the number of Indiana households that cannot afford basic needs increased 10 percent from 2010 to 2016 as expenses for families rose faster than the cost of inflation.
IBJ reporter Lindsey Erdody participated in a recent poverty simulation conducted by the United Way of Central Indiana and hosted by Kronos Inc. and TechPoint.
The United Way of Central Indiana is set to receive a $7 million federal grant that is expected to result in more than $20 million being invested to help unstable families in specific Indianapolis neighborhoods.
Eli Lilly and Co. CEO John Lechleiter and his wife, Sarah, have pledged $5 million to the United Way, an amount matched by the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation.
Food pantries and social service agencies across Indiana are bracing for the possibility that up to 50,000 people could lose food stamp benefits this fall unless they comply with a change in federal work and job training requirements.
United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian Gallagher said John Lechleiter will help strengthen the not-for-profit network's capacity to meet growing human needs around the world.
John Lechleiter, Angela Braly and two other local business leaders have pledged a combined $3 million to United Way of Central Indiana over the next four years. United Way is trying to raise $42.5 million by the end of the year.
Less than a week before its final distribution of vouchers for needy families, United Christmas Service is $285,000 short of its seasonal fundraising goal—and about 3,100 families are still waiting for help. Another 250 have yet to be matched with donor groups who provide food, clothing and toys to brighten the holidays.