2013 Wise & Wonderful Series for CICF Fund Representatives
CICF is excited to announce the second installment of our Wise & Wonderful Series. These events are designed to give you in-depth knowledge about the issues, people and events that are transforming our community. Exclusively for donors and their families who have opened a fund or foundation at CICF (including The Indianapolis Foundation, Legacy Fund, and the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana), many of these events will be behind-the-scenes, first-to-see opportunities. Our goal through the Wise & Wonderful Series is to help you discover more about our community, connect you with the organizations and people who are working to improve it, and then create the opportunities for you to talk and engage with the them.
September 12 - Crime Prevention: CRITICAL Issue, Community Response
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
37 Place, 2605 E. 25th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218
(FREE Parking In Adjacent Lot)
Keeping neighborhoods safe, youth out of trouble, and the prevention programs needed to keep crime at bay has become a tremendous public concern. In early 2013, the Indianapolis Marion County City County Council asked CICF to administer the City’s $2 million Community Crime Prevention Program for 2013. Come to the first public announcement of those grants and engage in an exclusive presentation and problem-solving dialogue — for CICF donors only — with Rick Hite and Director Troy Riggs. CICF is taking an active role in this critical community issue...we hope you’ll join us as we provide opportunities for you to learn about, and help us address, this multi-faceted challenge.
Speakers: Troy Riggs, Director of Public Safety, City of Indianapolis; Rick Hite, Chief of Police, City of Indianapolis
October 29 - Grantmaking 101: The Art and Science of Giving Money Away
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
CICF’s Broad Ripple Office, 1405 Broad Ripple Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220
(FREE parking in lot immediately behind the building and on Indianola Avenue)
Exclusively for donors with Personal Foundations (donor advised funds), this informationation-packed workshop was designed to help you make better charitable-giving decisions. Just in time for year-end giving, our Philanthropic Services and Community Investments staff will provide you with the tools needed to make more intentional grants. We will detail the services that we provide to you, how we conduct research and due diligence, and specific issues you might consider to make wise charitable choices. We’ll also show you on-line tools along with other strategies, processes, and opportunities to help you make a lasting impact on the organizations you support.
Speakers: Liz Tate, Vice President for Community Investments; Tara Seeley, Sr. Grants Officer; CICF Philanthropic Services & Community Investments Staff
November 11 - Leonardo, Captain Kidd and Plant DNA: Super Sneak-Peeks at The Children’s Museum!
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The Children’s Museum, 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208
(FREE parking in Museum Garage)
Join us for a thrilling and exclusive opportunity to see Leonardo, one of only a few petrified dinosaurs in existence, being prepped for its March 2014 exhibit. You’ll also get a handson chance to explore actual treasures from Captain Kidd’s shipwreck alongside Indiana University underwater scientists before joining them in the Dow Biotechnology Lab to extract DNA from plants. This after-hours, CICF-donors-only event will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you to witness The Children’s Museum’s critically acclaimed STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programming. Due to the sensitivity of the behind-the-scenes tour, this is an adults only event – no guests under 18 years of age please.
Speakers: Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, President and CEO; Indiana University Underwater Scientists; Children’s Museum curatorial staff