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An emerging type of learning in Central Indiana
Several schools and organizations in Central Indiana are better understanding the long-term effect of experiencing some form of trauma, a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. This episode of For Good explores how local educators throughout Central Indiana are introducing student-focused approaches to learning that acknowledge and address the social and emotional experiences of students. The goal—to support and empower students to reach their full potential. The approaches are all di…Read More.
Education and scholarships vitally important
It is estimated that by 2025, at least 60 percent of Americans will need some type of high-quality credential beyond high school. This includes anything from associate degrees, certification programs, bachelor’s degrees and graduate degrees. However, according to A Stronger Nation, a study by Lumina Foundation, the national average attainment of certificates and degrees is only 46.9 percent, and Indiana lags behind the rest of the country at only 41.9 percent. Attainment levels for Hispanic…Read More.
Warming up your family’s holidays with philanthropy
The holiday season is often a time of celebration and reflection. Families gather over festive meals and share carefully selected gifts with one another. As a famous carol states, “The snow is snowing, and the wind it is blowing, but I can weather the storm. What do I care how much it may storm? I've got my love to keep me warm.” For many CICF fund holders, this feeling of warmth and sharing naturally carries over into their philanthropy through end of year grants.Read More.
Advisors – charitable strategies to help your clients
by Sarah Weaver, JD,  senior gift planning advisor at CICF Earlier this year, our newsletter featured the charitable giving strategy of bunching with donor-advised funds in response to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December of 2017 and the increased standard deduction. As we enter the fourth quarter of 2018, we […]Read More.
Power of Women’s Fund Philanthropy recap from Women’s Fund executive director
We are so happy so many of you were able to join us for the event. People have told me they thought she was our best speaker yet, and that is saying something! I agree, Liz was absolutely marvelous. She left an indelible imprint on many people, including me. I didn’t realize that we would need to have Kleenex at the tables for everyone, though I will say the DeBrand chocolate truffles were the perfect salve to the tears running down our faces.Read More.