CICF News / 2011 / August / News Post
August 17, 2011
Fund Created to Help Support State Fair Victims

On Saturday, August 13th, five people lost their lives and many more were injured as the result of a tragic accident at the Indiana State Fair. Truly this event has saddened our entire community and well beyond. The state fair is a special event for many of us and it is difficult reconciling this unimaginable accident with something we hold so dear and important.

Like so many throughout the community, we were compelled to help. On Monday, August 15th, CICF, in partnership with the Indiana State Fair Commission and the Indiana State Fair Foundation, created the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund. This fund will be used to help the families of those who perished at the state fair, as well as the injured and their families.

CICF will work closely with the Indiana State Fair Foundation to establish guidelines and criteria for the fund. Ultimately all disbursements will be made by the State Fair Foundation.


Mail a check to:
Central Indiana Community Foundation
ATTN: Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund
615 N. Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1498
Make checks payable to: Central Indiana Community Foundation
Write: “Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund” in the memo line of the check



  • Approximately $8,000 has been contributed to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund as of 8.17.2011
  • Proceeds from the Train and Maroon 5 concert scheduled for Thursday, August 18th at Conseco Fieldhouse will be donated to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund
  • Multiple individuals and organizations are working on independent fundraisers to make contributions to the Remembrance Fund, including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, WXIN Fox 59, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Pub Indianapolis, Radio-One, activist Richard Propes and many others.
  • Contributions have been received from the community, the state and beyond…we have received a contribution from an individual in London, England

Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $585 million public foundation transforming the lives of central Indiana residents in three ways: consulting donors, family foundations and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to address community needs and seize opportunities. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991.

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