Pathways—not just highways
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has introduced a $250 million preliminary plan to repair and rebuild some of our deteriorating 50-year-old highway infrastructure, widening bridges and byways, and adding concrete walls. Repairs to this infrastructure are sorely needed, but the current plan threatens to damage the quality of life in some of the city’s historic and underserved neighborhoods—adding pollution, noise and traffic, and a wider and darker physical barrier between …Read More.
Student journalists from Central Indiana attend and cover Women’s Fund event with Michelle Obama
Women’s Fund of Central Indiana invited nearly 300 IPS students, along with 500 women and girls from select Women’s Fund grantee organizations, to receive free tickets for “A Moderated Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama” on Feb. 13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. In addition, 68 local high school, middle school and college students were given the rare opportunity to participate in the official press pool, along with professional media, to report on the event. Read More.
Introducing CICF’s Community Ambassadors
Last year, CICF worked with a local agency, Smallbox, to train 36 representatives of different neighborhoods and population groups as ambassadors for their communities. Each ambassador conducted a listening tour to understand residents’ concerns, excitements and hopes. These conversations, along with national and regional data, have helped frame CICF’s commitment to dismantle barriers and build more pathways for everyone in the community to reach their full potential, no matter their plac…Read More.
Charitable Giving Strategies: Bunching May Allow Donors to Maintain Charitable Giving Levels Despite the New Tax Climate
With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last December, there is speculation about the impact the law will have on charitable giving. Because the standard deduction was nearly doubled—$12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples—the Tax Policy Center projects that only 11 percent of households will continue to itemize their tax deductions, down from 26 percent of households under the prior law. With such a dramatic decline in the number of itemizing households, it is possi…Read More.
Like any business we need funding to operate. It is very important for us to be clear about our niche, what we do and why. We have some service fees for folks that can pay to be here, scholarships for those who can’t, and those fees don’t come close to covering our expenses. We need […]Read More.
Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Announces New Advisory Board Leadership
Women’s Fund of Central Indiana has announced Brenda Horn, retired partner of Ice Miller LLP, will serve as the fund’s new advisory board chair for 2018. Melissa Proffitt, managing partner at Ice Miller LLP, is stepping down after two years as chair. Jennifer Dzwonar, managing principal at Borshoff, is the advisory board’s new vice chair.Read More.
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