Busted Knuckle
  Turning Wrenches, Busting Knuckles, Giving Back Auto mechanic graduate creates scholarship for future students Busted knuckles, greasy hands, oil under fingernails: just a few “perks” for graduates of Ivy Tech’s two-year General Motors Automotive Service Education Program (GM ASEP). Nathan Smith graduated from GM ASEP in 2014 at 28 years old, but not before […]Read More.
NOTHING BUT THE RUTH – Donor Advised Funds
  Kiss checkbook giving goodbye! -from Ruthie Purcell-Jones Circles. If Indianapolis were to designate a city shape, it’d be a circle hands down. Monument Circle, Hamilton County round-a-bouts, I-465 loop, basketball hoops, bicycle wheels, Indianapolis Motor Speedway… circle, circle and more circle. We’re a community of unending circles. And I love it. Here’s why: a […]Read More.
The Downside of Appreciated Stock
  On the face of it, the current merger and acquisition (M&A) boom we’re in the midst of would seem to be a good thing. How big of a boom is it? Earlier this year KPMG LLP released a report that gushed, “The boom is back: M&A reemerges as leading growth strategy.” And it’s not […]Read More.
Three Advisors. Three Scenarios. One CICF.
  Knowledge, experience and commitment to transformational philanthropy make CICF a singular resource for professional advisors from all fields. Professional advisors — CPAs, financial planners, estate lawyers and more — frequently play a quiet, yet invaluable role in how Central Indiana residents give back to their community. At CICF we work hard to understand the […]Read More.
Be IN: Gustave Efroymson
Because he was a modest man, it is not widely known that one of Central Indiana’s most brilliant businessmen and philanthropists was also a seasoned campaigner against injustice. Gustave Efroymson was a pillar of the Jewish community, the owner of two downtown department stores, and president of the Real Silk Company. He also took on loan sharking, and the Klan, and got the better of both of them. Read More.
The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund now accepting grant applications from eligible Marion County libraries
  Funds will support Marion County high school, public, and select academic libraries. INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 4, 2015) – The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced that applications for library grants from The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund are now available online at here. Marion County libraries interested in applying are encouraged […]Read More.