Sophisticated Giving Charity Register Indianapolis 2022

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Welcome to the eighth annual Sophisticated Giving Charity Register. I’d like to thank our generous partners, The National Bank of Indianapolis and Lucas Oil, as well Jennifer Simon, without whose generosity this publication would not exist, and our dedicated team.

To say that things have changed since we first began is an understatement. In the past three years, we have weathered a worldwide pandemic, and charities have been adversely affected more than any organizations. But it’s not all doom and gloom. In 2021, charitable giving remained strong throughout the U.S., with individuals, foundations and corporations donating nearly $500 billion to U.S. charities. Overall, charitable giving increased by 8.9%; despite the pandemic, charitable contributions by individuals increased by 4.9% (source: Lilly Family School of Philanthropy), and previously struggling charity subsectors, such as organizations in the arts or in health, experienced a recovery, with public-society benefit organizations growing the most.

One of the lessons the pandemic has taught us is that we are all connected, and the actions of one can affect the wellbeing of many. As you peruse this year’s Charity Register, I can assure you that your contributions will certainly make a difference in our communities, our cities and state, and even beyond, and I hope that you will find many organizations that touch your heart, inspire you and are worthy of your support.


Welcome to the 2022 edition of Sophisticated Giving Charity Register. For nearly a decade, The National Bank of Indianapolis has been pleased to partner with the publishers of the Register. Our shared goal with this publication is to increase awareness of the many charitable organizations that support our community.

Investing in the communities we serve has always been core to The National Bank of Indianapolis’ identity and foundational to how we operate. As the largest locally owned bank in greater Indianapolis, we have a responsibility to serve our community through volunteer activities and through direct financial investment.

Greater Indianapolis is home to many nonprofit organizations which expertly deliver critical services to meet the ever-increasing needs of our community. These organizations depend upon our financial support and our volunteer time to continue delivering their much-needed services. I hope you will find this edition of Sophisticated Giving Charity Register both informative and inspirational. Let’s work together to advance opportunities and improve the quality of life for all who call the greater Indianapolis area home.

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Who we are: The American Civil Liberties Union is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. The ACLU of Indiana, headquartered in Indianapolis, is the independent statewide affiliate of the ACLU. A nonprofit membership organization, we do not receive public funds, tax dollars or government support. Our strength comes from more than 15,000 supporters and members in Indiana whose donations fund our free legal services, educational initiatives, and outreach.

What we do: Through strategic litigation, public education, and grassroots engagement, the ACLU of Indiana holds local, state, and national government to the promises and responsibilities of the U.S. and state Constitutions. We protect and uphold all Constitutional and civil rights, for all people in Indiana.

Why we’re important: The ACLU is the nation’s largest public interest law firm, with a 50-state network of staffed, independent affiliate offices. We are the nation’s only civil rights organization with local, state, and national expertise across all civil rights areas, and with boots-on-the-ground in all 50 states. We appear before the United States Supreme Court more than any other organization except the U.S. Department of Justice. Our 6-person legal team and 10 volunteers organize and respond to more than 800 requests from Hoosiers for legal assistance every month. Our communications, education, and public engagement teams lead the fight on some of Indiana’s most pressing civil rights issues of the day, including abortion rights, free speech, criminal legal reform, and the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

How we affect the community: Using public education, coordinating grassroots engagement with lawmakers, and employing strategic litigation, the ACLU of Indiana defends the Constitutional and civil rights of all people in Indiana. In just the past two years we have organized and led the public fight against abortion bans in Indiana, forged a broad, bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, community leaders, and business leaders to successfully push for statewide police transparency reforms, sued to stop inhumane and torturous treatment of incarcerated people in Indiana prisons, and expanded our statewide voting rights education campaign.

How you can help: In addition to following us on social media and supporting our work with tax-deductible donations, we need you to raise your voices in defense of Hoosiers’ fundamental rights. We have just launched a decade-long public education campaign to shift the statewide narrative on abortion rights, and reassert the voice of the majority of Hoosiers who oppose abortion bans. Learn more and get involved at

ACLU of Indiana

1031 East Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 317.759.6421

Website: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:

Neil Hudelson, Director of Philanthropy,, 317.759.6421

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all.

What we do: ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, our timeless mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.

Why we’re important: ADL matters now more than ever! In 2021, we tracked a total of 2,717 antisemitic incidents in the U.S., representing a 34% increase over 2020, making it the highest number on record since we began tracking in 1979! In the Midwest, ADL tracked a 62% increase in antisemitic incidents over 2020; the rate is up 202% since 2016. In 2020, the FBI recorded more than 8,200 hate crimes in America, the highest total in nearly 20 years. And as one measure of extremist activity, white supremacist propaganda distribution increased by a staggering 1,052% between 2017 (421) and 2021 (4,851). We need to do even more to push back.

How we affect the community: Through our A World of Difference® Institute, ADL provides award-winning anti-

bias training to more than 1.5 million students, educators, administrators and family members every year nationwide.

ADL is the leading non-government trainer of law enforcement in the country, reaching 15,000 officers per year across the country. In 2021, ADL responded to more than 600 hate-based incidents across the Midwest. These included vandalism or attacks on houses of worship, student-on-student aggression in schools, race-based acts of intimidation, online threats and more. We are on pace to set another record this year.

How you can help: Suggest schools or community organizations at which ADL can present to raise awareness and/or conduct anti-bias training. Tap into our educational resources at Stay informed by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Subscribe to the national ADL blog at Make a gift at

Anti-Defamation League

120 South LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60603 312.533.3939 Facebook: @ADLMidwest Twitter: @ADLMidwest

Shoshanna Reynolds, Director of Development, ADL Midwest,

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: Assistance League® of Indianapolis is a non-profit, non-sectarian, member-volunteer organization; there is no paid staff; the 184 members are a diverse group of passionate and dedicated individuals. The collection of members’ life experiences creates a rich resource of talent to manage the organization effectively and efficiently–we are transforming lives and strengthening our community.

What we do:

• Operation School Bell® helps thousands of underserved children in Indianapolis who do not have adequate school clothing or shoes. This often adversely affects their performance and reduces attendance in school. Operation School Bell offers three distinct divisions: Apparel, Shoes and Beyond the Bell. The three divisions provide new clothing and athletic shoes to economically challenged students, helping them to arrive at school ready to learn. School personnel from the Indianapolis Public Schools and the Metropolitan School Districts of Lawrence, Pike, Warren, Washington, and Wayne Townships identify and refer the K-5 students.

• Assault Survivor Kits® provide warm, comfortable, new clothing for victims of assault to wear when their attire is retained as evidence.

• ALI Bears give comfort to ill, traumatized, or grieving individuals.

• ALI Friends offer companionship and caring to enhance and improve the quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities.

Why we’re important: Families of the children we serve through Operation School Bell report that money they save on school items allows them to direct their limited funds toward essentials such as housing, utilities, and food. Since 1984, Operation School Bell has saved families over $8 million. We conduct our program through a “pack and deliver” method. Families complete a sizing form which they return to our leadership team via school personnel. Each child receives a duffel bag, winter coat, hat, gloves, six pairs of socks, six pairs of underwear, two polo shirts, two navy or khaki pants or skorts and a toothbrush. The apparel provided is often the first new clothing the students have owned.

Athletic shoes are properly fitted by shoe retail staff using tracings of children’s feet.. Besides meeting a fundamental need, the items given to children raise their self-esteem, enabling them to be more successful in the classroom.

Imagine as a victim of assault relinquishing personal clothing for evidence. Our Assault Survivor Kits provides fresh, new, clean clothing to victims. Knowing that someone cares enough to meet their immediate needs gives victims the courage to take the next steps toward recovery.

Remember when you were a child and had a special toy or stuffed animal that always made you feel better? Teddy bears provided by the ALI Bears program comfort children in hospitals, hospice patients, and those grieving a loss.

Seniors and people with disabilities enjoy nurturing relationships with our members through the ALI Friends program.

How you can help: We are your friends. We are your neighbors. We focus on local needs first. Our member-volunteers realize their vision for our community where all funds raised stay in the Indianapolis metro area. Our philanthropic programs rely on hands-on involvement by our member-volunteers and spring from their generous hearts and minds. We aspire to achieve true transformation in our community and help make a better world possible.

Membership in Assistance League is open to anyone who has the spirit to get the job done! Membership Information: To donate visit: Our members are incredibly generous and imaginative. Each is highly motivated to effect change in our community.

Contributions from individuals, businesses and grant awards financially support our charitable effort. Since 1984 our innovative philanthropic programs have provided the following:

• 208,025 economically challenged Indianapolis students have received new school apparel, supplies and shoes through the Operation School Bell program.

• 17,525 clothing kits and 16,410 undergarments have been delivered to 15 agencies in central Indiana to victims of assault.

• 25,870 ALI Bears have filled empty arms with a friend to hug, care, and love.

• Seniors and individuals with disabilities enjoy playing bingo and celebrating birthdays with our ALI Friends.

Assistance League® of Indianapolis 1475 West 86th Street, Suite E Indianapolis, IN 46260 317.872.1010

Website: Facebook: @assistanceleagueofindianapolis Instagram: @alofindy Twitter: @ALofindy

Sharon Gleason, President,

Cathy Weimer, President- elect,

Rosemary Crowley, VP Resource Development,

Kathy Kerr Wylam, VP Marketing,



Who we are: Autism Speaks

What we do: Through partnerships and collaboration, Autism Speaks is committed to:

• Increasing global understanding and acceptance of people with autism

• Being a catalyst for life-enhancing research breakthroughs

• Increasing early childhood screening and timely intervention

• Improving the transition to adulthood

• Ensuring access to reliable information and services throughout the lifespan

Why we’re important: Autism Speaks is enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow to help achieve a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential.

How we affect the community: Autism Speaks supports individuals and families in communities throughout North America through the following:

• Autism Response Team: a group of trained team members who provide information, referrals, and access to resources. The team is available by phone, email, and chat, in English and in Spanish.

• State and Federal Advocacy: our advocacy team works with and for the autism community at the state and federal level to increase support and services.

• Community Grants: Since 2007, we have provided nearly 2,000 grants totaling $15.2 million to local organizations in every state in the U.S., to increase services for people with autism.

• Autism Care Network: an innovative learning health system with 20 sites in North America that supports 40,000 patients annually. ACNet connects patients, families, researchers, and healthcare teams to continuously improve whole person and whole family autism care. Autism Speaks has invested over $35 million over 15 years to further care through the Autism Care Network and ECHO Autism with a focus on providing quality care in underserved areas.

• Local events: Autism Speaks hosts and participates in more than 100 in-person events every year. From our signature Walk program that creates community and drives awareness, acceptance and inclusion, to our 5K runs, national marathon events, specials events and more.

• Local programs: community-based educational events and conferences such as stakeholder pipelines and Pathways events, Autism-Friendly designated partners, Workplace Inclusion Now.

Autism Speaks Website:

Autism Speaks Autism Response Team can be reached at 1.888.AUTISM2 (1.888.288.4762) Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:

Keith Wargo, President and CEO, Autism Speaks,

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: Best Buddies Indiana

What we do: Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Why we’re important: Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.

How we affect the community: In Indiana, Best Buddies has more than 110 active school chapters at elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges around the state, including many in central Indiana. These volunteer-led chapters create mutually enriching oneto-one friendships between people with IDD and their peers without IDD, helping to end the social isolation of Hoosiers with IDD. There are more than 4,500 participants in our school programs statewide.

The Best Buddies Jobs program in Indianapolis provides supported employment services to adults with IDD in the community. The Jobs program maintains a person-centered focus, working with our participants with IDD to identify their interests and career goals when helping them to find a

job. Nationally, more than 81% of people with IDD do not have a paid job in the community. Best Buddies Jobs provides a direct solution to this issue in the Indianapolis area.

We also provide training and leadership opportunities to our participants with and without IDD, helping them to advocate for themselves and the disability community and become advocates for positive change in their schools and local communities. We believe that our program participants can lead the effort within their community and beyond to build a more inclusive world for people with IDD.

How you can help:

1. Sign up to volunteer online at

2. Contact us to start a Best Buddies chapter at your s chool or to hire a Best Buddies Jobs participant at

3. Donate to support our programs at or attend one of our fundraising events

Best Buddies Indiana

8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 165 Indianapolis, IN 46250 317.436.8440

Website: Facebook: bestbuddiesin Instagram: bestbuddiesin Twitter: bestbuddiesin

State Director: Natalie Seibert, 317.436.8440, ext. 41

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School is a Catholic and Jesuit high school in Indianapolis, Indiana that provides an excellent college preparatory education for a lifetime of service by forming student leaders into men and women for others.

What we do: Brebeuf Jesuit educates young men and women through the assistance of a caring faculty to become intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious, and committed to promoting justice–the five hallmarks of Jesuit education. Brebeuf Jesuit’s education of the whole person allows students to engage in co-curricular activities such as community service and athletics that help them develop and gain confidence in their leadership skills while cultivating the fullness of their God-given talents.

Why we’re important: Brebeuf Jesuit is a transformative and welcoming Catholic and Jesuit school that provides students a well-rounded education for the future. The Brebeuf community embraces the fullness and diversity of every individual, and the entire community fosters a culture of understanding by seeking and welcoming students from diverse religious, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Approximately 50% of Brebeuf Jesuit’s students are non-Catholic and ascribe to a variety of faith traditions, including denominations of Protestantism, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam. In addition to the importance of maintaining a caring and diverse community, Brebeuf Jesuit delivers a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum to its students, offering 17 honors, 26 AP, and four collegeaccredited courses. With over 50 co-curricular activities and 38 athletic opportunities, Brebeuf Jesuit allows students to not only earn an excellent education, but also encourages them to explore and engage in the world around them.

How we affect the community: In an effort to develop the students at Brebeuf Jesuit into leaders, community service plays a vital role in our school’s daily life. As part of the education of the whole person, service allows students to learn about different cultures and reflect on the diversity of human experience through direct interactions with a variety of populations. Community service starts early, as freshmen participate in Freshman Service Days. Besides volunteering locally, students also have the chance to go on cultural immersion trips to El Salvador, Belize, New Orleans, Detroit, Chicago, and South Dakota. In addition to Brebeuf’s

service program, charity drives are held each month where the community comes together and collects items to be donated to those in need. For example, the Brebeuf Jesuit community annually hosts a food drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul. Brebeuf Jesuit also works with adults and alumni in the community through spiritual outreach and formation programs. Lastly, Brebeuf Jesuit holds community events where the community is invited to hear from speakers and authors regarding vital and engaging cultural and diversity issues. Brebeuf Jesuit is proud to be a member of such a strong and passionate community; Brebeuf’s history and activism demonstrate the school community’s commitment to helping in any way it can to assist in the growth of our citizens and the greater Indianapolis population.

How you can help: Brebeuf Jesuit is blessed to have a generous society of donors to fund the school’s financial aid program and many other student enrichment opportunities through The Brebeuf Fund, Brebeuf Jesuit’s annual giving program. Donations to the Brebeuf Fund allow the continuation of Brebeuf’s tradition of academic excellence and ability to recruit and retain the most qualified students—regardless of their financial circumstance. To achieve this standard and ensure a Jesuit education remains achievable to all deserving students, external support is of critical importance. Help can also be provided via Planned Giving opportunities and annual fundraising events. Brebeuf’s largest fundraising event, Brebeuf Bistro, is one such event that includes live and silent auctions where attendees enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship while giving back. For more information on supporting Brebeuf, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 317.524.7046.

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School 2801 West 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46268 317.524.7050

Website: Facebook: brebeufjesuitpreparatoryschool Instagram: @BrebeufJesuit Twitter:

Fr. Bill Verbryke, S.J., President Mr. Greg VanSlambrook, Principal Jamie Elkins, Executive Vice President

Generously donated by Jennifer and Jeffrey ('79) Cohen


Who we are: Brooke's Place provides support groups, therapy services, and community education to empower children, teens, young adults, and their families to thrive in the midst of grief. The death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences of a young person’s life. When a child experiences the death of someone significant, his or her feelings and thoughts may become confusing and overwhelming. Brooke’s Place provides an environment where children and their families have the opportunity to share their stories and begin to heal.

What we do: Children learn to honor and cherish the loved ones they carry in their hearts. At Brooke’s Place, children find that they are not alone and learn to recognize, express and embrace their thoughts, questions, and feelings about grief and loss. Our services include:

• Ongoing peer support groups

• BP8, community-based short-term support groups

• Therapy services for individual or family counseling

• Camp Healing Tree, a weekend grief support camp

• Community education

Children, teens, young adults, and their families find friends at Brooke's Place who share their pain, friends they can lean on, and friends they can trust with their most personal feelings. It is truly a place where kids help kids! Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young People was founded on the belief that every young person deserves the opportunity to grieve in a supportive, understanding and nurturing environment.

Why we’re important: Brooke’s Place volunteers and staff have worked tirelessly toward our vision that children, teens, young adults, and their families living with grief feel supported and understood. An estimated 1 in 11, or 139,000, children will experience the death of a parent or sibling by the age of 18 in Indiana. This estimate went up by 7,000 with just one year of data from the COVID pandemic. The effects of childhood unresolved grief are considerable; children who experience trauma, including the death of a loved one, are 15 times more likely to die by suicide, four times more likely to inject drugs, and three times more likely to suffer from depression. Brooke’s Place is here to support these children and families and provide them a place in which to heal.

How we affect the community: Since 1999, Brooke's Place has provided grief support and education to more than 24,000 individuals. During the process of healing their broken hearts, our children, teens and young adults also develop essential life skills.

• Brooke's Place helps decrease feelings of isolation: After attending Brooke's Place Ongoing Support Groups, 83% of those aged 6-29 reported decreased feelings of isolation, while those in Therapy Services saw a 79% decrease in feelings of isolation; 85% reported decreased feelings of isolation after attending our BP8 Outreach Grief Support Groups and Camp Healing Tree.

• Brooke's Place helps develop healthy coping skills: After attending Brooke's Place Ongoing Support Groups, 87 percent of those aged 6-29 felt they had increased their healthy coping skills, and of those in Brooke's Place Therapy Services, 93% expressed an increase in healthy coping skills.

How you can help: We have many ways in which individuals and groups can assist us in supporting grieving children.

• Become a support group facilitator or buddy

• Become an office or event volunteer

• Become a donor

• Sponsor one of our events

• Refer families to us

• Become a Camp Healing Tree volunteer

• Provide meals or sweet treats on a program night

• Make comfort blankets for our families

• Host a donation drive

• Do you have an idea? Just call us -- we would love to hear your thoughts!

Brooke’s Place

8935 North Meridian Street, Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46260



Facebook: @brookesplace


Twitter: @BrookesPlace

Theresa Brun, executive director, 317.705.9650,

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: The Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization responsible for the operation and programming of a multidisciplinary performing arts campus in Carmel, Indiana. The facilities include the Palladium, a state-of-the-art 1,500-seat concert hall; the Tarkington, a 500-seat proscenium theater; and the Studio Theater, a versatile black box with a seated capacity of 200. The Center presents scores of events each year and provides space and support services for six resident companies: Actors Theatre of Indiana, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Civic Theatre, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and Indiana Wind Symphony.

The Center is permanently affiliated, and collaborates extensively, with the Great American Songbook Foundation, a distinct nonprofit organization that has offices and an exhibit gallery in the Palladium. The Foundation works to advance the legacy of classic music from the worlds of jazz, pop, Broadway and Hollywood.

What we do: The mission of the Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Indiana community through enriching arts experiences. Since opening in 2011, the Center has been a leader in the arts community, hosting more than 2,900 performances for over 1.2 million ticketed patrons hailing from all 92 Indiana counties, all 50 states and 30-plus nations. Each season of Center Presents events features top artists from the fields of classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, Great American Songbook, comedy, and international music and dance.

The Center's education and outreach initiatives include many programs for children and families, including concerts and musical activities for toddlers and preschoolers, the Palladium PALS reading club, educational video conferences for students around the state, and the Student Discount Ticket program, enabling students to attend performances for just $15. Programs for adults include military/first-responder discounts, the Palladium Bookies reading club, the Luminaries speaker series, and classes in vocal performance, dance, stand-up comedy and ukulele.

When the pandemic limited on-site gatherings and concert touring, the Center adapted many programs to online delivery and invested in video and streaming technology that are enabling it to reach new and broader audiences. The Live at the Center concert livestream series, now in its third season, has brought the original music of Indiana artists to thousands of viewers across the nation.

In 2021, the Center launched the NEW WORKS: An Arts Commission Project, a program that awards financial and technical support each year for three Indiana-based artists or groups to develop performance pieces for a public premiere event in the spring. The project is designed to promote and sustain the area’s working artists and artistic communities in an inclusive way by supporting the creation of new works across all performing arts disciplines, including, but not limited to, music, dance and theater.

Why we’re important: In an era of pervasive digital media and declining resources for arts education, the Center provides a welcoming environment where the public can engage in real time with live performing arts experiences. We bring the world to Indiana in ways that build community, inspire creativity and ultimately enrich and transform lives.

How we affect the community: Along with providing unifying experiences for our patrons, the Center serves as an anchor for an arts-based economic development strategy that has helped to lift the Carmel community to the top of many national quality-of-life rankings.

How you can help: Join us today as a partner, and your investment will underwrite community engagement with the arts through a tax-deductible individual donation, corporate sponsorship, foundation grant or planned gift, each with customizable recognition and benefits. And mark your calendar for the Center Celebration 2023 gala on September 23. Learn more at or call 317.819.3520.

The Center for the Performing Arts

1 Carter Green

Carmel, IN 46032

317.660.3373 (Main Office) 317.843.3800 (Box Office) Email: Facebook: @CPApresents Twitter: @CPApresents Instagram: @CPApresents

Jeffrey C. McDermott, President/CEO

Michael Feinstein, Artistic Director



Who we are: The Christamore House Guild, founded in 1908 by Martha Stewart Carey, is a nonprofit organization that supports the Christamore House through various volunteer and fundraising efforts.

What we do: We are dedicated to providing volunteer services and financial support for the activities and programs of the historic Christamore House Family and Community Center in Haughville. The Christamore House provides the very best in child and youth educational services, senior programming, and life-skills training for residents of Haughville and the near-westside of Indianapolis. Its many programs include an early childhood education center, afterschool STEM, PREP, and LEAP programs, a department to strengthen families, a senior citizen program, and the Indianapolis Police Athletic League/Christamore House Boxing.

Why we’re important: Through the years, the Guild has grown from a small group of women working with immigrants settling in the Haughville area to a thriving service organization of more than 300 active and associate members. Guild members volunteer in many ways at the House, including directly with children in the preschool or afterschool programs, with senior citizens at the Senior Center, or with neighborhood families at the Family Unity Nights. The Guild supports the Christamore House motto of “helping people to help themselves.”

How we affect the community: The Guild sponsors an annual Book and Author Benefit Luncheon each spring. The proceeds from this event support the Christamore House Guild’s Scholarship Fund. Our scholarships are designed to offer supplemental college aid to students from the Haughville area. The financial contributions made by the Christamore House Guild are the largest source of private support available to Christamore House.

How you can help: Here are some ways you can help support the Christamore House Guild:

• We are always looking for new members to volunteer their time and resources.

• We also appreciate corporate and individual sponsorships for our Book and Author Benefit Luncheon.

Christamore House Guild 502 North Tremont Street Indianapolis, IN 46222 317.635.7211

Website: Facebook: Christamore House Guild Instagram: @christamore_house_guild Twitter: @chguild

President: Kate Olivier, or,317.445.4218

President-Elect: Kate Broadbent, or, 312.585.1642



Who we are: Christel House is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization for assisting impoverished children.

What we do: Christel House is more than a school–it’s the lifeline to success. Christel House helps children from underresourced communities around the world realize their full potential. Education is the core around which Christel House is built. This is complemented by comprehensive services which include character development, nutrition, health care, social services and career planning. But our holistic model of support doesn’t end with high school graduation. For five years post-graduation, the Christel House College & Careers program provides financial, academic and career-oriented assistance as students transition to college, apprenticeships and work. Our students receive care and support for 18 years.

Why we’re important: Children don't choose to live in poverty. Christel House offers a pathway for students away from multi-generational poverty. Christel House has schools around the world—two schools in India, one in Mexico, one in South Africa and four charter schools in Indianapolis, including an adult high school. Our ninth school, Christel House Jamaica, opened in October 2020.

How we affect the community: Christel House has a remarkable record of success. Currently serving nearly 7,000

students, including students in our College & Careers program, 98% of our students pass graduation exams and 92% of our graduates continue studies or are gainfully employed.

How you can help: Make a gift at 100% of all donations support programs and services for students. Overhead and fundraising costs are provided in perpetuity by the organization's founder, Christel DeHaan.

Christel House International 10 West Market Street, Suite 1990 Indianapolis, IN 46204-2973 317.464.2030

Website: Facebook: @christelhouse Instagram: @christelhouse Twitter: @christelhouse

Bart Peterson, President and CEO, 317.464.2320,

Barbara (Bobbi) Bosch, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Development, 317.464.2086,

Kate Hayward, Major Gifts Officer, 317.464.2698,

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: Damien Center is a trusted partner in providing services, education, and advocacy for all people living with or at risk for HIV and any person seeking a safe and welcoming home for care. For over 35 years, we have worked to empower communities and persons affected by HIV/AIDS with comprehensive, client-centered services.

What we do: Damien Center offers a one-stop shop for people with HIV and intersecting groups that are marginalized by mainstream healthcare. Its wraparound programs include:

• Medical services. Damien Cares medical clinic provides premier, high-quality in-person and virtual healthcare to improve patients’ overall health and decrease the community’s HIV viral load.

• Damien Pharmacy. An onsite pharmacy means that patients have immediate, low-cost access to their prescriptions and do not have to risk delays or long rides on public transportation.

• Counseling services. Dedicated and trained counselors provide mental health, substance use, and group counseling in person and virtually.

• Testing and prevention. A free and confidential HIV and STI testing center open to everyone in the community. We also offer PrEP and PEP, HIV prevention medications.

• Food pantry. Convenient, pre-packaged, a nd nutritional foods are provided to help maintain a healthy diet.

• Housing services. Safe, stable, and affordable housing gives clients the best chance to adhere to treatments and enhance their quality of life. Damien Center helps connect clients to short-term and long-term housing options.

• Care coordination. Free, comprehensive, specialized case management helps patients with medical referrals, transportation, health insurance, financial assistance, and other needs.

• Employment services. Workshops, referrals, and other employment resources empower clients with the tools they need to succeed in the workforce.

• And much more! Damien Center provides youth and family services, legal assistance, support groups, and many other services based upon the needs of clients.

Why we’re important: At any time, and particularly during health crises like monkeypox and COVID-19, people living with HIV are more likely to experience health complications, economic insecurity, and other risks to their security. Damien Center is there to support and empower them and to help end the HIV epidemic.

How we affect the community: Damien Center serves more than 6,000 individuals and families annually, and 95% of clients report that they are satisfied with their care. Ultimately, providing for clients’ needs and keeping them engaged helps them achieve an undetectable viral load, which means they can live a healthy life and cannot transmit the virus.

How you can help: Damien Center relies on support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to meet the needs of our community. Your help allows Damien Center to continue delivering premium services and also enables us to expand services for a future where HIV no longer exists in our community.

• Donate. All financial and in-kind gifts support vital preventive and medical services to those at risk of and living with HIV. To contribute, please visit

• Volunteer. Hundreds of individual and group volunteers help Damien Center meet its mission each year. Learn more at

• Participate. Join us at an event like Dining Out For Life or Grande Masquerade. More info is at special-events.

Damien Center

26 North Arsenal Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46201 317.632.0123 Facebook: @thedamiencenter Twitter: @damiencenter Instagram: @damiencenter

Alan Witchey, President and CEO, 317.632.0123, ext. 266,

Stephen McCoy, Vice President of Donor Relations, 317.632.0123, ext. 269,

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: The Eagle Creek Park Foundation is the oldest park “Friends” group in Indianapolis, formed in 1978 to support the operations of Eagle Creek Park. Ever since, the Foundation has been on a mission to promote, preserve, protect, and enhance Eagle Creek Park. With community support, we can provide financial and volunteer resources above and beyond limited city funding to subsidize essential park projects and programs that otherwise would not exist. Over the last 44 years, the Foundation has invested more than $6 million towards park programs, capital improvement projects and other conservation initiatives.

What we do: From its inception, Eagle Creek Park has been mandated to be self-sufficient, which is why it’s the only park in the Indy Parks system to have a daily entrance fee. However, this nominal fee does not cover the costs of maintaining or operating the park. When the public purchases an Eagle Creek Park membership through the Foundation, 100% of the proceeds benefit Eagle Creek Park. The Foundation uses monies raised through memberships, donations, and other grants to support programs, projects, and other initiatives within the park. This year the Foundation will finance over $200,000 in projects, including the preservation of 10 acres of land, and the installation of a 6-mile trail on the west side of the park, which includes two handicap accessible trail loops. In addition, each year, the park provides a wish list requesting help with community programs, park amenities, and support for feeding and caring for educational animals, including our eagle ambassador, Carson. The members of the foundation are passionate about preserving Eagle Creek Park for years to come.

Why we are important: Boasting over 3,900 acres of wooded terrain (including two state nature preserves) and 1,300 acres of water, Eagle Creek Park represents almost half of the acreage under the stewardship of Indy Parks, and is one of the nation’s top 10 largest city parks. During the pandemic, much of the world sought refuge in outdoor natural spaces and Eagle Creek saw a 30% increase in attendance, pushing limits on its peak capacity. Our park provides that much needed escape and space for reconnection. It is vital that we rally around the protection and conservation of these assets to our community.

How we affect the community: Anyone can find their place at Eagle Creek Park. It is home to those who enjoy sailing, rowing, kayaking, and paddleboarding, as well as those who love hiking, running, and biking. Photographers can spend hours capturing

the beauty of nature watching the unique bird species found only in Eagle Creek during their migration. Families can enjoy adventure races, trail runs, triathlons, outdoor concerts and a kids Fishing Derby, with many activities supported by the foundation. Centrally located, Eagle Creek is a place you can easily escape the hustle of the city and enjoy the solace of nature.

How you can help: While common factors like development, invasive plants, and animal overpopulations increasingly threaten the park, we need to sustain this natural oasis for future generations. In order to preserve and protect the park’s diverse habitats, and provide funds for trail restoration, environmental education, and enhanced amenities, the Foundation needs volunteer and financial support from our constituents. It is up to our community members and organizations to help the Foundation fulfill its mission to protect, preserve, promote and enhance Eagle Creek Park.

Ways you can get involved:

• Become a member of the Eagle Creek Park Foundation.

• Make a donation to support the world class Ornithology Center and Earth Discovery Center.

• Become a sponsor of one of our events throughout the year.

• Remember the Eagle Creek Park Foundation in your legacy planning.

The Eagle Creek Park Foundation has been honored to support Eagle Creek Park thanks to the generosity of our members and donors. Please contact the Eagle Creek Park Foundation and follow us on social media for details on events and opportunities.

Eagle Creek Park Foundation 7840 West 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46254 317.327.7116


Facebook: @ EagleCreekParkFoundation Instagram: @ eagle_creek_park_foundation Twitter: @eaglecreeparkfoundation

President of the Board: Emily Storm-Smith,, 317.327.7116

Board Vice-President: Brent Barta,



Who we are: Every day, millions of courageous persons flee their homelands due to unimaginable persecution. They seek refuge in other places around the world, including central Indiana. Since 1981, Exodus Refugee Immigration has welcomed refugees to Indianapolis and offered them a place to call home. In 2022, Exodus also opened a satellite office in Bloomington, allowing us to welcome even more refugees to central Indiana.

As an independent, non-sectarian, 501(c)(3), and nonprofit agency, Exodus is part of a network that works with Church World Service in the resettlement of refugees. Our board of directors, staff and volunteers are passionate about securing the dignity and human rights of people around the globe.

What we do: Exodus provides a wide range of services and programs to meet the needs of refugee newcomers. We arrange for basic needs such as housing, food and clothing, and case management, as well as English classes, employment services, a mental wellness program, a women’s program, a youth program, immigration legal services, and more. Our primary goal is to provide refugees with the skills, information, and support they need to be successful in their new lives in the United States. Since the evacuation of Afghanistan in late 2021, Exodus has welcomed more than 350 of our Afghan allies to Indiana, helping them build new lives in our communities. In the last year, we also welcomed refugees from Burma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and many other countries. We are also beginning to provide some services to those fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Why we’re important: There are more refugees in the world today than at any point since WWII, and more than half of all refugees are children. It is the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time. More than 100 million people are displaced around the world now—that’s approximately 1.3 percent of humanity. According to the United Nations, “a refugee is a person who, owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling, to avail himself of the protection of that country.”

The U.S. refugee resettlement program reflects the United States' highest values and aspirations of compassion, generosity and leadership. Since 1975, Americans have welcomed more than three million refugees from all over the world. Refugees have built new lives, homes and communities in towns and cities in all 50 states. Exodus is the largest refugee resettlement organization in Indiana. Starting over in a new country can be difficult, but Exodus gives refugees the opportunity to build new lives here in our community.

How we affect the community: Exodus engages the central Indiana community in the global humanitarian work of offering protection and opportunity to refugees. Despite the adversity they have experienced, most refugees who make their home in Indiana are eager to engage the challenges and opportunities that the United States offers in order to make a better life for themselves and their families. Exodus provides for refugees’ basic needs when they first arrive in the United States and provides or connects them to a full array of social and medical services, English language training, cultural orientation, and employment services to help them build successful new lives in our community. Refugees enrich our community as homeowners, employees, business owners and civic leaders. We are proud to be a part of creating a welcoming, inclusive and diverse Indiana in partnership with our fellow Hoosiers.

How you can help: There are so many ways you can help welcome refugees to Indiana! Consider making a financial donation to support vital services such as our women’s program, mental wellness program, youth program or legal services program. Exodus also accepts donations of new or gently used household items for refugee families. There are also many opportunities to volunteer with Exodus. You can mentor a newly-arrived family, work as a conversation partner to help someone practice their English skills, or engage your faith organization, company, or civic group to serve as a Community Support Team together. These teams provide support and friendship to newly arrived families during their first 90 days. You can also attend our annual gala, which takes place every August. Our 2022 gala took place on August 18, 2022—keep an eye out for our 2023 event! Visit the “Get Involved” page on our website to learn more about giving and engagement opportunities.

Exodus Refugee Immigration 2457 East Washington Street, Suite A Indianapolis, IN 46201 317.921.0836 Facebook: @ExodusRefugee Instagram:@exodus_refugee Twitter: @Exodus_Refugee

Cole Varga, Executive Director,

Cassandra Sanborn, Director of Development, Afshan Paarlberg, Board President

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon



Who we are: FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic (FACE) exists to provide affordable spay/neuter, vaccination and wellness services for the Indianapolis community to prevent the unnecessary euthanasia of dogs and cats.

What we do: FACE addresses the root causes of pet overpopulation and surrender by providing affordable spay/ neuter services, vaccinations and wellness care to dogs and cats. Clinic programs include:

1. Affordable spay/neuter services to reduce pet overpopulation.

2. Affordable vaccinations to keep the pet population healthy.

3. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for outside cats to reduce the number of stray and feral cats in the community.

Our guiding principles inform our work and programs:

• We believe animals enrich our lives and all people deserve the opportunity to experience that joy.

• We need to provide affordable resources for low- and moderate-income residents.

• We believe establishing services for companion animals and their families is vital to becoming a no-kill community, which will make Indianapolis a happier, healthier city for all residents.

• We believe that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the only humane way to manage stray and feral cats, and will result in reduced shelter intake and euthanasia. Why we’re important: The clinic’s programs are designed to keep dogs and cats out of area shelters by reducing pet

overpopulation and keeping treasured pets with the people who love them.

How we affect the community: Since opening in 1999, FACE has performed more than 300,000 spay/neuter surgeries, which has contributed to a 90% reduction of euthanasia in our community. In 2020, our team performed 6,825 spay/neuter surgeries, managed 11,812 visits to the vaccination clinic, and served 1,310 cats through the TrapNeuter-Return program for community cats.

How you can help: You can help by making a financial contribution, volunteering in the clinic, or lending your expertise to special projects or committees. Save the date for the Mutt Cup cocktail competition on April 20th at Tinker House Events. With your generous support, we can continue to provide these much-needed services to our community.

FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic 1505 Massachusetts Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46201 317.638.3223

Website: Facebook: @faceanimalclinic Instagram: @ faceanimalclinic

Jen Hancock, Executive Director, 317.939.3223,

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: Founded in 2012, Foster Success is a statewide nonprofit organization. We empower each young person to create their own journey to self-sufficiency. We strive to provide support through programs and resources for young adults to be educated, housed, financially stable, employed, and connected to a support system by their 26th birthday.

What we do: Foster Success supports more than 900 teens and young adults with lived experience in foster care in five impact areas including educational success, workforce readiness, financial empowerment, health and well-being and youth engagement. Participants are encouraged to apply, if eligible, to all opportunities of interest. We also advocate for foster care-related policy changes at the local, state and national levels.

Why we’re important: Foster Success is the only statewide nonprofit organization in Indiana that hears, supports, and empowers teens and young adults who are aging out of the foster care system. We prioritize the voices of those with lived experience in the foster care system within each impact area and program. Our approach supports the whole person.

How we affect the community: Foster Success distributed more than $4.6 million to young people with foster care experience in fiscal year 2022, more than double what we distributed the previous year. As we move into a new fiscal year, our focus is on education outcomes. We are gearing up to launch a new program that will focus primarily on high school-aged foster youth. Within policy and practice efforts, we successfully advocated and led the way for the Indiana Foster Care Tax Credit that went into effect at the start of this year, and successfully petitioned the state for a specialty license plate which will help get many more young

people behind the wheel safely. And last but certainly not least, we are a trusted organization. Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded us $1.7 million to design, create, and launch a new Workforce Readiness program over the next five years, and more recently another $5 million to establish a restricted endowment for sustainability purposes.

How you can help: Unrestricted donations allow us to pilot new programs and advance policies that improve outcomes for foster youth. With your support, we will continue to impact thousands of current and former foster youth in Indiana. Volunteering with Foster Success means helping teens develop career and interviewing skills, helping us host events that educate people about issues facing foster youth and helping secure a brighter future through legislation and advocacy. If you have skills, a team and other valuable talent to lend to Foster Success, we can make good use of your time that will make a difference in the lives of young people in the foster care system.

Foster Success

546 East 17th Street, Suite 206 Indianapolis, IN 46202 317.917.8940


Facebook:: Instagram: @fostersuccessus Twitter:

Dr. Maggie Stevens, President & CEO,

Travis D. Tester, MA, CFRE, Chief Development & Communications Officer,



Who we are: Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis’ mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. We accomplish this mission by delivering engaging, empowering programs to nearly 2,000 girls annually at over 60 outreach locations. Girls Inc. Indy was established in 1969 after three local mothers identified the need for a safe, healthy environment where their daughters could learn, grow and develop. We are a proud affiliate of the national Girls Incorporated organization which serves girls by advocating for their rights, offering research-based programming through affiliates in 80+ locations around the U.S. and Canada, and preparing girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers so they can grow up healthy, educated and independent.

What we do: Girls Inc. provides programs that address challenges girls face today, like bullying and low self-esteem, which limit their personal potential and restrict their ability to achieve future self-sufficiency. We divide our programs into three separate categories based on our mission statement: Strong Healthy Relationships, Smart College and Career Planning, and Bold Empowered Girls. We serve girls through our Strong, Smart, and Bold programming by partnering with schools to provide programming on-site at their location. In addition, we host a four-week annual summer camp, Eureka!, a five-year STEM intensive program, and Young Women in Leadership (YWIL), which focuses on college and career preparedness and leadership development for high school girls.

Why we’re important: The Girls Inc. experience equips girls to navigate economic, gender and social barriers, and to grow into healthy, educated and independent women. Our strength is in our pro-girl, girls-only environment, which is designed to create a safe space for girls to explore challenging topics and to support one another as mentors. Furthermore, the majority of the girls we serve are from under-resourced communities; they are girls who need our services the most.

How we affect the community: Girls Inc. girls are strong; they make healthy choices and manage their reproductive health. Girls Inc. girls are smart; they are motivated to achieve,

graduate from high school and have a plan for post-secondary training and/or education, and they set and achieve goals. Girls Inc. girls are bold; they nurture healthy relationships, they have sound body image, they are resilient, and they use their own voice and advocate for others. Outcomes for Girls Inc. girls nationwide collected by the Girls Incorporated organization indicate the incredible impact of the Girls Inc. experience:

• 90% of Girls Inc. girls are planning to go to college.

• 94% of Girls Inc. teens understand that pregnancy would interfere with their schoolwork.

• 90% of Girls Inc. girls believe they can make a positive difference in their communities.

• 90% of girls believe they can use what they know to solve real-life problems.

Our programs empower girls to focus on their education, to do well in school and to develop positive relationships with their peers and teachers.

How you can help: The need for volunteers and for financial support is great. Our programs are free or provided at a very low cost to participate. Therefore, Girls Inc. Indy relies on the generosity of the community through grants, individual contributions and sponsorships. Financial support directly provides our programs for Indy-area girls. Additionally, we have a waiting list of schools that would like to host our programs, so we have a persistent need for volunteers. More information about making a contribution and signing up to volunteer can be found on our website at

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis 3935 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 317.283.0086

Website: Facebook: @girlsincindy Instagram: @girlsincindy Twitter: @girlsincindy

Angela Brawley, 317.522.2600,

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: Founded in 2007 by five-time Grammy Award nominee Michael Feinstein, the Great American Songbook Foundation is affiliated with the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, and is headquartered at the Center’s flagship venue, the Palladium concert hall. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire and educate by celebrating the Great American Songbook – the timeless musical standards of pop, jazz, Broadway, and Hollywood.

The Foundation is a Cultural Affiliate of the Los Angelesbased Grammy Museum®, one of only eight institutions worldwide to share that distinction. The affiliates collaborate on exhibitions, educational initiatives, research programs, internship opportunities, technical support and more.

What we do: The Foundation works to preserve and advance America’s rich musical legacy through a range of initiatives, including:

• The Songbook Library & Archives contains more than a half million documents, images, recordings and other artifacts representing some of the greatest songwriters, arrangers and performers of the 20th century. Highlights include collections from composer-playwright Meredith Willson (The Music Man), the Andrews Sisters and songwriters Johnny Burke (“Swinging on a Star”), Gus Kahn (“It Had to Be You”) and Hy Zaret (“Unchained Melody”).

• The Songbook Exhibit Gallery at the Palladium presents rotating interactive exhibits that share the music, history and culture of the Songbook with thousands of visitors each year.

• The Songbook Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the Great American Songbook, with new honorees inducted each year. Inductees have included songwriters Cole Porter, Jimmy Webb and George and Ira Gershwin, along with performers such as Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Rita Moreno.

• The Songbook Academy® summer intensive is a national performing arts program for high school vocalists and the only one of its kind dedicated to the music of the Great American Songbook. Each year, 40 young people selected from across the country experience a life-changing week of mentoring from Broadway stars and other performing arts professionals.

• Perfect Harmony is a music resource that helps care partners identify appropriate generational music and activities to engage older adults in a shared music experience.

Why we’re important: The Songbook Library & Archives attracts scholars and musicians from around the world to view historic sheet music, arrangements, and other materials. Because many of these items are one-of-a-kind artifacts in fragile condition, the Foundation has begun the process of digitally preserving its collections and making them available online. The Foundation’s programming enables people of all ages to hear and learn about classic popular music and its cultural importance.

How we affect the community: The Foundation introduces the history and the joy of classic popular music to young people by hosting student field trips and providing multidisciplinary curricula for classroom use. Thousands of students and music lovers visit the Songbook Exhibit Gallery each year, and traveling versions of the gallery installations are available for use by schools and community groups.

How you can help: You can become a Friend of the Foundation through tax-deductible individual donations, corporate sponsorships, foundation grants and plannedgiving arrangements, each with customizable recognition and benefits. For more information on these opportunities, please visit and click “Support,” or contact our Office of Development at 317.819.3520.

The Great American Songbook Foundation 1 Carter Green Carmel, IN 46032 317.844.2251 Email: Facebook: @SongbookFoundation Twitter: @SongbookFdn Instagram: @SongbookFoundation



Who we are: The Helene G. Simon Hillel Center at Indiana University is the “Jewish home away from home” on the IU campus. Hillel creates a strong and vibrant Jewish community on campus that consists of approximately 4,500 Jewish students. This is more than 12% of the total students on campus. There are eight full-time staff members who are always available to help students navigate their Jewish journeys. We reach at least 1,000-1,500 different students each month at our programs and initiatives, with many of these students attending multiple programs. Hillel is essential to Indiana University and to the growth of the school as a whole.

What we do: Indiana Hillel strives to create a warm, welcoming, caring Jewish community that celebrates Judaism and Jewish life. We support and honor the diversity of the Jewish student community at IU, and are committed to its growth and continuity. Hillel assures that Jewish college students have opportunities to recognize and develop their leadership potential and to express their Jewish identity in many traditional and creative ways. We offer 18-20 student-led clubs and groups that give students the opportunity to connect with the Jewish community through their interests, hobbies and passions. In addition to these club programs, IU Hillel offers over 100 programs throughout the year that are planned and implemented by students (in partnership with the IU Hillel staff) that seek to empower our student leaders and provide them with Jewish leadership skills and knowledge. IU Hillel is also known as a leading advocate for diversity and diversity education on campus. We strive to promote pluralism and understanding among all.

Why we’re important: Hillel provides religious, cultural and social programming opportunities to assist in the creation of a Jewish community on the IU campus. We work tirelessly to infuse high-quality and meaningful opportunities for Jewish life while empowering and working with students to offer creative, meaningful and enriching Jewish experiences. We work with the

IU community to build understanding and educate the campus on the importance of diversity. Hillel was a founding member of Bloomington United, a grassroots community organization dedicated to fighting against hate and promoting understanding.

How we affect the community: Each year, Hillel at Indiana University develops an exemplary group of Jewish students, preparing them to lead the Jewish community. As these students are learning and preparing to start their post-collegiate lives, we instill in them integrity, responsibility and respect, positioning them to thrive as successful members of the community.

How you can help: Celebrating its 18th year, Campus Super Star is a statewide talent competition open to all students enrolled in any Indiana college or university. Soloists from many backgrounds, representing a full spectrum of musical genres, compete in three rounds of competition for a $5,000 grand prize. It is the largest annual fundraiser for Hillel at IU.

This year, the Campus Super Star Final Performance will be held in-person in Indianapolis, IN and will be streamed virtually. You can support this event by attending or becoming a sponsor at Sponsorships range from $360 to $15,000 and include tickets to the event as well as an invitation to the Campus Super Star reception to thank all those who generously support IU Hillel.

Helene G. Simon Hillel Center

730 East Third Street Bloomington, IN 47401 812.336.3824 Facebook: @IUHillel Instagram: @iuhillel

Rabbi Sue Silberberg, Executive Director, 812.336.3824,

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: For over 20 years, Helping Challenged Children has been committed to enhancing the lives of mentally and physically challenged children throughout Indiana by providing financial assistance in securing durable medical equipment when other avenues have failed.

What we do: HCCI researches each case to ensure that all other possible sources of funding have been exhausted, then work to meet the needs of the child through gifting. The number of gifts we are able to grant throughout the year is dependent on the money we raise from our annual fundraising event, corporate sponsorships and private donations. Ninety-seven percent of the money we raise goes directly to the kids that we serve. We are able to do this because we are a 100-percent volunteer organization giving back to Indiana children since 2002.

Why we’re important: For the families we serve, this is their last resort. They are unable to secure the medical equipment they need for their children and the items are necessary to everyday life. Hearing aids are outgrown, communication devices stop working and adaptive tricycles are a way to continue therapy at home. Wheelchairs, shower chairs and braces help in everyday mobility. These things are essential to the development and wellbeing of a child and no child should not have access to these basic necessities.

How we affect the community: We bring much-needed medical equipment to our own communities. These kids live in Indianapolis, Bloomington, Lafayette, Fishers, and rural parts of Indiana. We work with local medical professionals to inform them of our grants so they can help their patients when they encounter families who are struggling but need certain devices. We are helping the youth of our community and supporting families who need an extra hand.

How you can help: With your generous donations, we can continue our mission. Corporate sponsorship and private donations will directly help the families who reach out to us for help. The more you give, the more kids we can help.

Helping Challenged Children Inc. P.O. Box 4264 Carmel, IN 46082 317.281.7426 Website: Facebook: @helpingchallengedchildren

Layth Hussain, President,, 317.281.7426



Who we are: Since 1988, the mission of Horizon House has been to meet basic needs of persons experiencing homelessness in Marion County. We operate on the belief that it is the right of all human beings to have their basic need for food, clothing, shelter and personal safety met in a dignified, humane and caring manner. We have intentionally built a team of professionals with significant training and expertise in providing comprehensive basic needs services to the homeless population in Indianapolis.

Horizon House is committed to reflecting and valuing the diversity of Indianapolis and focusing on inclusivity in every aspect of its operations. We believe that individual diversity is valuable and therefore seek to reach beyond stereotypes and cultivate trust by treating each neighbor holistically with dignity, hospitality, and respect.

What we do: Horizon House is building the foundations to end homelessness by connecting individuals and families experiencing homelessness with integrated, comprehensive services.

Our Service Center offers an effective continuum of services that ultimately focuses on helping clients secure and sustain income and permanent housing. Services include basic/engagement to meet immediate physical needs; case management; re-entry; peer support; street outreach, job readiness training; assessments for housing placement; and supportive housing services.

Our award-winning housing program proves that Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) utilizing a Housing First model is the best option for this very vulnerable segment of the population. PSH is targeted to individuals and families with chronic illness, disabilities, mental health issues, or substance use disorders who have experienced long-term or repeated homelessness.

Why we’re important: High demand for Horizon House services highlight the need, as demand for our services has steadily increased over the past several years. Horizon House served 5,954 unique individuals in its service center in 2021, a six percent rise over prior year. As of July 2022, Horizon House has already served over 4,500 unique individuals in its service center, an 11 percent rise over the same period last year.

As Horizon House meets our neighbors’ basic and immediate needs, they are then more likely to engage in additional services to help them address and overcome the barriers they face, and move toward a more stable life. As they access the agency’s comprehensive services, higher rates of neighbors will establish secure income and benefits that promote sustainable self-sufficiency; increased level of job-related skills among clients, resulting in higher levels of employment; increased client compliance with primary medical and mental health treatment plans; improved health and mental health of clients; improved housing and employment retention. As neighbors move toward stability and self-sufficiency, the standard of living for the community also improves, as they become productive community members, thereby lessening the drain on public resources, such as law enforcement and

emergency medical services. Our comprehensive services are critical to accomplishing these objectives.

How we affect the community: Horizon House addresses the pressing need to house chronically homeless individuals and combat high poverty in Marion County. Our provision of comprehensive services help those we serve reduce and/ or address both their immediate challenges like hunger, lack of transportation and unmet medical needs while helping to overcome barriers to stable employment and housing.

How you can help: Services are offered completely free of charge, so we rely on support from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies to continue to meet an increasing need for services.

• Giv e. Your financial gift ensures that our programs are available to help our neighbors on the path to finding home. Make your gift at

• Donate. We gratefully accept in-kind donations at our service center. Items of most frequent need include new men’s underwear and jeans. Visit

• Volunteer. Our volunteer program educates and engages individuals and groups to help them become lifelong community advocates for our homeless neighbors. Learn more at

• Advocate. Use your voice to advocate for our city’s most vulnerable citizens. Connect with Horizon House on social media and help build awareness.

If you would like to learn more about our programs and services or take a tour of our facility, please email us at development@ or call 317.396.6349.

Horizon House 1033 East Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 317.423.8909 Website: Facebook: @horizonhouseindy Instagram: @horizonhouseindy Twitter: @HorizonHouseIN LinkedIn: Horizon House

Teresa Wessel, Executive Director,, 317.396.6344

Judy Neuman, Director of Development & Communications,, 317.396.6349

Leslie Kelly, Director of Programs,, 317.396.6357

Lillian Herbers-Kelly, Director of Housing,, 317.423.8909, ext.329

Jeff Rode, Director of Operations,, 317.396.6345

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: The Indiana University Health Foundation raises money for 16 IU Health adult hospitals and programs throughout Indiana, to support the healthcare system’s goal of making Indiana one of the healthiest states in the nation. The Foundation was launched in 2018 by bringing together smaller foundation and development offices statewide to create a bigger, stronger Foundation that can attract the transformative gifts necessary to take on the state’s biggest health challenges. The integration also allows us to achieve efficiencies that make us good stewards of philanthropic resources, to be more collaborative statewide, and to have a local, donor-centric approach.

What we do: The IU Health Foundation focuses its work on three areas: people, progress and partnerships. The Foundation believes:

• People drive change. Recruitment, retention and development of top talent is needed to ensure that IU Health patients receive the highest level of care possible. Keeping the patient at the center of what we do requires a focus on the best environment possible to deliver care. Philanthropy supports fellowships and other people-driven programs.

• Progress must be constant. We must tackle Indiana’s current needs, and tomorrow's, through research and innovation fueled by philanthropic dollars. That means working to unlock cures and discoveries, such as highly specialized precision medicine, and modifications to enhance healthcare delivery.

• Partnerships advance the health of all Hoosiers. By partnering with universities, community organizations and government entities, IU Health impacts healthcare from cities to rural areas. Together, we're tackling Indiana’s biggest public health concerns–such as the opioid epidemic, obesity and behavioral health.

Why we’re important: We are important because good health is important. As the state’s largest and most comprehensive health system, IU Health is uniquely positioned to address the most significant health issues facing our state, and the Foundation supports that work.

How we affect the community: Thanks to generous Hoosiers statewide, patients and communities have been impacted in many ways, large and small. Here are a few examples:

• $10 million gift to establish the Joe and Shelly Schwarz Cancer Center at IU Health North Hospital, the largestever gift to IU Health adult hospitals by a living donor.

• A new IU Health LifeLine ambulance and advanced training for its personnel in a rural county without ambulance service.

• A state award to IU Health to place peer recovery coaches in every emergency department at every IU Health hospital, equipped to deal with patients experiencing addiction issues and overdoses.

• A program bringing together healthcare providers, social workers and researchers to combat opioid addiction and help babies born to addicted mothers.

• A psychology fellow who counsels transplant patients before and after surgery.

• Gastrointestinal test prep kits for patients who can’t afford them.

• Drug take-back boxes to securely collect medications that are no longer needed.

How you can help: Your gift to the IU Health Foundation can be tailored to reflect what matters most to you: a disease that has affected your family, a concern in your community, your hometown hospital, healthcare workforce development, medical technology innovations, or clinical research. Any gift, big or small, can help make Indiana healthier.

Indiana University Health Foundation Methodist Medical Tower 1633 North Capitol Avenue, Suite 1200 Indianapolis, IN 46202 317.962.1777

Website: Facebook: @IUHealthFdn LinkedIn: @IU Health Foundation Twitter: @IUHealthFdn Instagram: @IUHealthFdn

Crystal Hinson Miller, MA, FAHP, CFRE, President, IU Health Foundation Senior Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer of IU Health, 317.962.3270,


Staff, researchers, and physicians gathered around a formula race car during an on-campus celebration that marked the 30th anniversary of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center. The cancer center was the primary sponsor of Jackson Lee Racing in 2022.


Who we are: The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center celebrated 30 years of accelerating life-saving cancer research in 2022. We serve as the hub for all cancer research and education activities across Indiana University. We are Indiana’s only comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute, the nation’s top cancer agency, and one of only 53 in the nation to hold that status. The prestigious designation recognizes our excellence in basic, clinical, and population research, our outstanding educational activities, and effective community outreach program across the state.

The center is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network—a not-for-profit alliance of 32 leading cancer centers. As a member, our physicians have a role in determining the recognized standard of clinical care for cancer patients. The center’s mission is to eliminate cancer’s burden in Indiana and beyond.

What we do: The IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center is home to nearly 300 scientists who conduct research focused on better understanding how we can prevent, detect and treat cancer. The discoveries made in our labs are translated into patient care to improve lives.

The center’s researchers also train the next generation of cancer experts. As educators, they teach nearly 2,000 students, residents and medical fellows each year. The center’s educational opportunities range from those geared toward teenagers exploring career choices to supporting the ongoing work of tenured faculty.

Why we’re important: Home to the cure of testicular cancer, the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center has benefitted countless patients around the globe by altering or defining treatment standards for:

• breast cancer

• gastrointestinal cancer, including pancreatic and colon cancers

• genitourinary cancer, such as testis, bladder and prostate cancers

• hematologic disorders, including multiple myeloma and leukemia

• thoracic cancer

• thymoma and thymic carcinoma

• tumors associated with neurofibromatosis type 1, primarily in children

• umbilical stem cell transplantation

How we affect the community: Our researchers partner with organizations to improve the health of all Hoosiers. Our collaborative work focuses on reducing the number of new cancer cases and the number of deaths caused by the disease, especially in racially diverse and rural populations in Indiana.

How you can help: Our goal is to advance research discoveries in cancer treatment to benefit patients locally and worldwide. Philanthropic gifts make this possible. Your support advances research at Indiana University that has regional, national and global impact. Learn how you can help by visiting

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center 980 W. Walnut St. Indianapolis IN 46202 317.278.0070

Facebook: @iusimoncancercenter Twitter: @IUCancerCenter

Instagram: @iusimoncancercenter

LinkedIn: @Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

Kelvin Lee, M.D., Director

Amber Kleopfer Senseny, Executive Director of Advancement,, 317.278.4510



Who we are: Indiana Wish is an Indiana-focused, wishgranting organization. Since 1984, we’ve granted more than 3,400 wishes to Indiana children, ages 3-18, who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or terminal illness. By granting wishes, we give these brave children— and their families—something to look forward to and hope for the future.

As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, Indiana Wish relies on the support of corporate and individual donations and in-kind gifts, legacy gifts, and fundraising events to raise the funds that help us grant wishes and, more importantly, create lasting memories for children and their families.

What we do: We help Indiana children diagnosed with lifethreatening illnesses create a lifetime of memories when that lifetime is uncertain. For nearly four decades, Indiana Wish has supported the dreams of Hoosier children—blanketing the entire state of Indiana with hope.

Wishes are as diverse as the children we serve, though our most requested wishes are trips to Disney World for the whole family, celebrity meet-and-greets, shopping sprees and family vacations. Some of our unique wishes have been to meet former presidents and the Pope, working with Mother Theresa, and bringing a grandmother to the United States from Ethiopia to visit her grandchild. We have even had a wish child who ended up being an extra on the set of a Tom Cruise movie!

Why we’re important: At Indiana Wish, we create hope and happiness in the midst of hardness. Those are powerful forces in the health and healing of these children. Research studies have shown that children who have received wishes have:

• Less distress

• Fewer episodes of depression

• Reduced anxiety

And all this, in turn, can improve quality of life, foster hope and resilience, and potentially lead to better health outcomes. We know that not every child receives a cure. Some lose their fight. However, we find peace in the

knowledge that we provided heartwarming, meaningful memories for them and their families, giving them moments that will last forever in their hearts.

How we affect the community: We’ve granted 3,400 wishes since 1984. With wishes granted in 88 out of 92 Indiana counties, we’ve practically blanketed the entire state. Yet, there are so many more kids with life-threatening health issues. While we’re grateful for the thousands we’ve been able to serve, we want to reach the many who are still in the midst of their struggle.

How you can help: When you get involved with Indiana Wish, you become part of the hope and healing we’re working toward—one wish at a time. The average cost of a wish is $10,000, when you consider all travel and medical-related expenses for a family. Therefore, every donation matters.

There are several ways you can help:

• Make a gift

• Sponsor an event, fundraiser or specific wish

• Become a corporate partner

• Attend an upcoming event

• Shop our Amazon wish list

• Add Indiana Wish as the charitable recipient for Amazon Smiles or Kroger

• Volunteer

Indiana Wish

7212 Shadeland Avenue, Suite 103 Indianapolis, IN, 46250 317.913.WISH (9474) Website: Facebook @indianawish Instagram @indianawish Twitter @indianawish

J’Lynn Cooper, Executive Director,, 317.913.9474



Who we are: The Indianapolis Opera (IO) is a cultural cornerstone of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana. Our mission “to inspire, educate, and entertain through the creation and presentation of musical storytelling” is more vital than ever before as we carry the mantle of being the oldest professional opera company in the state of Indiana. We are celebrating our 48th season with a countdown to our historic 50th anniversary. Our passion to continue bringing quality performances and enriching musical experiences to the Indianapolis community and beyond is exemplified through our unique programming, diverse educational and community engagement opportunities, and ability to make an immense impact in the lives of our Hoosier neighbors.

What we do: As the champion of the vocal arts for central Indiana, it is the purpose of the Indianapolis Opera to contribute to and continue the legacy and practice of opera in the Midwest. This purpose is achieved through the presentation of a variety of musical performances throughout the year. Our programming ranges from traditional and historic opera productions showcasing world-class talent, to contemporary operatic experiences that feature unique stories and highlight the evolution of this special art form. In addition to our mainstage performance offerings, the Indianapolis Opera’s education and community engagement programs feature the Resident Artists, a group of in-home artists recruited from across the country, who bring quality theatrical vocal programs to groups of all ages and backgrounds including schools, retirement communities, public libraries, family centers, and more.

Why we’re important: The value Indianapolis Opera brings to the development of arts and culture in the city of Indianapolis is imperative. Our mainstage programming aligns with our educational and community engagement program to advocate for arts accessibility and promote arts exposure throughout the state. In the words of our general director David Starkey, “Opera is the highest standard in live professional singing, the collaboration of all performance art forms into one ultimate vocal expression of telling a story.”

How we affect the community: The Indianapolis Opera is a point of connection between community, music, and culture. We are grateful for the opportunity to engage with our fellow Hoosiers and forge lasting relationships through a shared love of music. The Basile Opera Center, our new permanent home, sits at the center of the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood, placing us in the heart of Indianapolis in an ideal position to serve the entire region with a variety of outreach offerings tailored to audiences of all walks of life. We offer both a variety of public events and programs at the Basile, as well as performance opportunities with community partners, sending our artists out on a daily basis to bring programming to the area. Every program is an opportunity to spark an interest in creative expression and foster a love for learning about music, visual arts, language arts, and history.

How you can help: Music and singing open doors to a more fulfilling and meaningful life, and at the IO, we believe in the ability of music to build bridges through the healing power of music. Your generosity directly impacts Hoosiers by allowing us to continue to change lives for the better. Whether through corporate partnerships, foundational support, or individual tax-deductible donations, we appreciate all contributions to our vision. Your contribution propels us toward a future where quality music performances and education are accessible to everyone. Donations can be made online at or over the phone at 317.283.3531. We invite you to visit and tour the Basile Opera Center anytime you are in the area. We are proud to share our new permanent home with our community.

Indianapolis Opera Basile Opera Center 4011 North Pennsylvania Street Indianapolis, IN 46205 317.283.3531 Website: Facebook and Instagram: @indyopera

Generously donated by Muffi James and family


Who we are: Founded in 1905, IndyHumane is central Indiana’s largest and oldest nonprofit animal welfare organization. Independent and donor-funded, we’re committed to ending the cycle of pet overpopulation, providing affordable pet ownership, and ensuring the well-being, health, and safety of animals in our care. We strive to promote the human-animal bond and the powerful impact this relationship has on individuals, families, and the community.

What we do: IndyHumane provides direct services for cats and dogs, including foster home placement, medical treatment, positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals, and more. There are no residency requirements for services.

Our shelter takes in as many animals as we can save every day. We accept strays and pets that are surrendered by their owners. We partner with other municipal shelters and rescues to accept animals they cannot rehome due to space, medical, behavioral, or other needs. We do not euthanize for length of stay, kennel space, or cost of care. Our model of care is centered around ensuring the Five Freedoms: from hunger and thirst; discomfort; pain, injury or disease; and expression of normal behavior.

Every pet who comes through our doors is evaluated by our team of veterinarians, rehabilitated by canine or feline behavior specialists, and socialized/exercised by volunteers. Pet owners can obtain affordable vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, microchipping, and other preventative care for their pets at our two clinic locations. The Downtown Clinic also houses our Pet Pantry, which annually coordinates the distribution of over 1.6 million pounds of pet food to animal welfare partners and social service agencies that reach our city's most vulnerable families.

Our Pet Awareness Wagon (PAW) transports adoptable animals to events, festivals, schools, and more to educate the public on IndyHumane services and responsible pet ownership. Each summer, our youth camps provide hands-on experience with animals. These programs teach much more than animal care and behavior–kids learn teamwork, collaboration, and how to be good stewards of their community.

Why we’re important: IndyHumane provides services to over 10,000 animals annually to keep pets happy, healthy, in loving homes, and to preserve the human-animal bond. Studies have shown that just minutes of bonding with an animal lowers a person’s heart rate, blood pressure, and stress levels. Pets can also expand opportunities to exercise, get outdoors, and socialize.

We provide homeless animals a second chance to find a loving home and people a chance to find a loving companion. We are one of the few Indiana shelters equipped to provide complex medical care for homeless dogs and cats, such as trauma surgeries and Parvo treatment. And thanks to our foster family network, we are a safety net for neonate puppies and kittens.

Our pet pantry provides essential support to dozens of animal welfare and human service organizations, enabling seniors and other vulnerable persons to not have to make the choice to feed themselves or their pet.

Vaccines are one of the primary ways to prevent the spread of disease and animal suffering. We offer affordable vaccinations and preventative care, as well as microchipping to help reunite lost pets with their people and reduce the number of strays.

Pet overpopulation is a serious problem that requires many resources. We prevent thousands of accidental litters every year through affordable spay/neuter surgeries for owned animals, other shelter and rescue organizations, and community cats.

How we affect the community: Maintaining the pet-owner bond alleviates stress from both people and pets and helps keep animals out of shelters and off the streets. IndyHumane’s multifaceted approach has prevented thousands of accidental litters, reunited hundreds of lost pets with their families, and facilitated thousands of lifelong adoption matches. In addition, our partnerships with grassroots and volunteer-driven organizations coordinate critical veterinary care for pets of people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty.

How you can help: Philanthropy is crucial to our mission. We receive no government contributions, tax dollars, or funding from national groups such as ASPCA or Humane Society of the United States. We rely on individual donations to continue saving lives. We rely on volunteers to help keep our shelter pets happy, healthy, and adoption ready. Year-round opportunities for individuals and groups include fun, hands-on assignments like walking dogs or playing with kittens and puppies, and critical tasks like cleaning cages, scrubbing food bowls, and washing laundry. Volunteer foster families not only help us care for the youngest, sickest, or most vulnerable cats and dogs; they also free up space at the shelter for other animals in need.

IndyHumane 7929 North Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN 46268 317.872.5650 Website: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: indyhumane

Donna Casamento, Chief Executive Officer,

Gina Hays, Chief Development Officer,

Jennifer Bedsole, Chief Financial Officer,



Yoga Movement brings trained yoga instructors to our Indiana schools and students. We began in 2014 teaching a group of students who were identified as the most likely to not graduate from a high school in Indianapolis. After implementing the yoga program these students, faculty and administration observed the yoga was so beneficial requests continued to follow for more yoga. We expanded our reach to other schools in the community and have been growing ever since.

What we do: Indy Yoga Movement brings the physical exercise of yoga and breath work into the schools so all students can gain the balance, strength, and emotional clarity that yoga provides. Universal truths of awareness, self-discipline, contentment and reflection lead to accomplishment.

IYM hosts an annual event, Monumental Yoga, which takes place downtown Indianapolis. It takes place on the Summer Solstice and aligns with International Day of Yoga. This is a donation-based event to bring community together.

Why we are important: Multiple studies demonstrate the efficacy and benefits of yoga among children:


• Dramatic decreases in violence and aggression. One study saw a 93% decrease in hitting. (Marie, MA, SYT, 2008)

• A 4.5 hour exposure to yoga has been shown to result in a 93% decrease in aggressive behavior among 4th and 5th grade children (Marie, MA, SYT, 2008)

• Reduction in maladaptive behaviors, including irritability, lethargy, social withdrawal, hyperactivity and noncompliance (Koenig, 2012)


• Creates significant gains in emotional regulation (Daly, Haden, Hagins, Papouchis, Ramirez, 2015)

• Improves mood and decreases anxiety (Streeter, MD, 2010)

• Decreases stress and increases self-control (Matthew, MPH, 2008)

• Reduces stress (Brooks, 2007)

• Contributes to healthier body image


• Regulates the nervous system by increasing body’s ability to respond to stress (Streeter, MD, 2012)

• Increases parasympathetic activity (the relaxation response) and heart rate variability

• Builds strength, flexibility and balance


• Better performance in academics (Kauts and Sharma, 2009)

• Improved test scores, increased participation in class, improvements on emotional response (Siar, 2004)

What the experts have to say: “ reports that movement and stimulation of balance greatly assist attentional disorders and improve reading. “ — Dr. Hilde L. Mosse, The Complete Handbook of Children’s Reading Disorders (1982)

“Exercise is really for the brain, not the body. It affects mood, vitality, alertness, and feelings of well-being” – John J Ratey, MD, Harvard Medical School; Smart Moves

Since taking yoga:

• 88% of students reported that they have a more positive attitude toward themselves

• 96% of students reported that they are kinder toward others

• 76% of students reported that they use breathing techniques to help them focus

How we affect the community: The Bent on Learning statistics above tell us that yoga can make a real quantifiable difference in the lives of our children and hence, our own. Indy Yoga Movement has already taught well over 6,000 Central Indiana school children. We have continual requests from schools and community programs for us to bring our yoga program to our youth.

How you can help: “When the heart is pure, all means will come.” Asteya Swamaji Yoga Sutra

• A gift of $20.00 pays for one yoga mat

• A gift of $60.00 pays for one yoga class

• A gift of $100.00 pays for 5 yoga mats

• A gift of $300.00 pays for an entire day of yoga at a school

• A gift of $500.00 pays for 25 mats and cleaning supplies

• A gift of $1,000.00 pays for 50 mats and cleaning supplies

• A gift of $2,500.00 pays for a semester of yoga at an all-day program

• A gift of $5,000.00 pays for an entire school year of yoga at an all-day program

With the help of our generous donors, committed volunteers, and educated instructors, we will be able to continue to be there for our youth.

Indy Yoga Movement 12115 Durbin Drive Carmel, IN 46032 Website:

Facebook: Indy Yoga Movement Instagram: @indyyoga email:

Indy Yoga Movement is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit EIN:46-5367047

Co-Founder, President, Executive Director: Suzy Bindley COO: Purvi Lippincott

Program Director : Angela Compton Treasurer: Michael Goldenberg Board Members: Matt Brooks Publicist: Melissa Okeley Volunteer CPA: Alisia Morales


Provides flexible funding for the resources and supports students and educators need to succeed.

Invests in projects and programs that provide essential resources; nurture overall wellbeing; and offer enrichment opportunities to students and educators.


Ensures an equitable and excellent educational experience is accessible and achievable for all IPS students.

Supports all 88 unique schools and programs, 31,000+ students, and 3,500+ educators.

Helps create a reality in which every IPS student has what they need, when they need it, and where they need it.


Who we are: Indianapolis Public Schools Foundation

What we do: What started as an annual teacher grant program more than 35 years ago, has evolved into a strategic fundraising organization that is in true partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) District leadership. The IPS Foundation provides opportunities for individuals, organizations, foundations, and corporations to partner with IPS through the Education Equity Fund.

Why we’re important: The IPS Foundation is honored to be the only organization that exists to raise money solely for IPS, and is dedicated to the investment and success of every IPS student and educator. While working with the district to respond to the pandemic in 2020, the IPS Foundation knew it needed to address the immediate needs and disparities experienced by students and educators affected by the pandemic. As a result, the Education Equity Fund was created to provide flexible and nimble funding to support students, educators and district needs.

How we affect the community: Thanks to the generosity of our community, the IPS Foundation has secured over $1 million for the Education Equity Fund since its inception. With this support, the IPS Foundation has been able to award more than $656,000 in grants to help meet the needs of thousands of students and hundreds of educators every day.

As the effects of the pandemic continue to shift, so too have the needs of our students and educators and what they need from the Education Equity Fund.

To directly address opportunity gaps at the student level and reduce barriers to success for students across our community, as well as work toward a future where academic outcomes are not predicted by race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, the IPS Foundation relaunched the Education Equity Fund. The relaunch allows the Foundation to pursue a reality in which every IPS student has what they need, when they need it, where they need it.

How you can help: The Education Equity Fund affords corporate partners and individual donors an opportunity to be a part of that reality and to:

• Ensure every student and educator is equipped with the essential resources they need to pursue or provide an education with purpose;

• Nurture the overall wellbeing of each of our students and educators so they can be their best selves; and

• Offer enrichment opportunities to educators and students that explore education and life beyond the classroom.

Indianapolis Public Schools Foundation

120 East Walnut Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 317.226.3706

Website: IPSFundOrg


IG: @ips_fund

Twitter: @IPSFund

Stephannie Bailey, Chief Executive Officer

Shaneka Pedersen, President, Board of Directors



Who we are: The International School of Indiana (ISI) is a non-profit private school offering the Midwest’s most distinct academics to students age 3 through grade 12. The school is the product of an Indiana Humanities Council task force, which recommended that ISI be established to help address Indiana’s position in a changing world by helping to attract foreign companies and specialist employees, and to make Indiana students more internationally competitive. You won’t find another school like ISI in the Midwest. This curricular approach is not only unique in Indiana; just a dozen other U.S. schools offer a learning environment comparable to ISI.

What we do: ISI is an International Baccalaureate World School and every student age 3 through Grade 12 participates in the program, beginning with the Primary Years Programme, followed by the Middle Years Programme, and finally the Diploma Programme. Even more unique is that pre-elementary and elementary students are in a language immersion program and middle and high school students participate in dual language learning. ISI offers instruction in French, Mandarin, Spanish, and English supporting students who are not only bilingual but prepared to be responsible citizens and effective leaders in a rapidly globalizing and interdependent world. Classes are taught by international educators recruited from around the world. Students don’t simply learn the language from their nativespeaking teachers; they learn their culture, too.

Why we’re important: ISI was founded in 1994 to help develop a more globally-minded Hoosier workforce and attract foreign corporations to the state, and with three fundamental purposes:

• to offer Indiana parents a distinctive educational program for their children, one combining a demanding curriculum with foreign language fluency, cultural awareness, and an appreciation for diversity;

• to provide a rigorous academic program, in native languages for the children of international executives on assignment in the United States;

• to help the children of local families who anticipate overseas assignments prepare for the challenges of an international education.

How we affect the community: ISI serves a diverse student body. Eighty-six percent of students are from the United States, while 14% are international students. ISI also works to have an economically diverse student body, with nearly half of students receiving financial aid. Through the promotion of internationalism and commitment to a rich cultural diversity, ISI supports the efforts of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Indy Chamber, and other leading civic and corporate entities to bring global investment, including new jobs for Hoosier workers, to Indiana.

How you can help: As a private school, ISI depends on a combination of tuition and philanthropic support. Inherent in the school’s purpose is a multicultural community, and financial aid is essential to ensure an ISI education remains affordable to domestic and international students alike.

Nearly half of the students at ISI receive financial aid, accounting for over $2.5 million in financial aid awards annually, made possible through your philanthropic support. Please consider supporting ISI in our mission to bring The World Within Reach to Indiana students.

Your contribution to ISI is not only for a stronger ISI community but for a stronger central Indiana community. Contact Kristen Kaiser, VP for Development and External Relations, at or 317-923-1951, ext. 326.

International School of Indiana 4330 North Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN 46208 Website: Facebook: @TheISIND Instagram: @internationalschoolofindiana



Who we are: Nearly 150,000 students at 46 locations across 19 Indiana campuses make up the Ivy Tech Community College family. They are recent high school graduates, working parents, and mid-career professionals seeking out new skills to match an evolving business environment. Ivy Tech is the largest singly-accredited community college in the nation with 500,000 alumni across the U.S. Most alumni–93%–continue living, working, and serving in our Indiana communities after graduation. At Ivy Tech, the goal isn’t graduation day. It’s a better every day after.

The Ivy Tech Foundation is the philanthropic branch of the college. The foundation supports big dreams, next steps, and a better life by partnering with individuals, alumni, corporations, and foundations who have a passion for creating a brighter future for Hoosiers and the communities in which we live.

Donors who support Ivy Tech through the foundation change the trajectory of the lives of students. Financial support helps students cross the graduation finish line, but the experience doesn’t stop there. A degree from Ivy Tech helps Hoosiers to have a better chance of upward mobility. When our students succeed, our communities and local businesses thrive. Forty percent of Ivy Tech students are the first in their family to obtain a post-secondary degree, and one of the biggest obstacles to reaching that milestone is financial security. The foundation enables students to develop the skills and education they need to succeed.

Our $285 million statewide fundraising campaign, Invest IN Ivy Tech, is a way Hoosiers can make an impact together. By generating a talented workforce, our state attracts new industries and entrepreneurs. Philanthropic support ensures there are greater opportunities for each of Ivy Tech’s 19 campuses to educate, train, and support our students and Indiana.

What we do: The Foundation partners with individuals, alumni, corporations, and foundations to connect philanthropic passions with the needs of students. Whether people want to support scholarships, unrestricted funds, workforce alignment projects, Circle of Ivy, or countless other initiatives, the Foundation serves our community. We are a donor-centered organization ready to make philanthropic priorities a reality.

How you can help: The Foundation invites you to Invest IN Ivy Tech and be a part of our historic $285 million statewide campaign. Donors who partner with us invest in our students, our communities, and in our state. With your help, we can address financial barriers and make higher education more accessible, creating a better life for Hoosiers and a better Indiana

for everyone. Invest IN Ivy Tech by visiting InvestINIvyTech or by contacting a member of the Ivy Tech Foundation team at 317.921.4850 or

Why we’re important: Ivy Tech changes lives forever. We open doors and opportunities for people seeking careers as nurses, mechanics, entrepreneurs, and many other critical needs. Ivy Tech inspires students to dream bigger, and we support and guide them on the path to success. Whether they are seeking a certificate, certification, associate degree, or a more flexible way to achieve a bachelor’s degree, support from donors makes all the difference. After graduates earn their degrees or certificates they continue living, working, and making a difference in our communities.

How we affect the community: Ivy Tech works for Indiana. Our students and communities can drive economic transformation across the state in part because our students stay in Indiana–strengthening our communities, businesses, and economy. Each campus is highly engaged with employers in their communities. We develop and update our programs to meet evolving workforce needs and offer on-site certification programs for existing workers. To ensure our graduates are ready for a successful career, our degrees and certifications align with Indiana’s workforce readiness initiatives for healthcare, business, advanced manufacturing, information technology, construction, supply chain and logistics management, and agriculture.

Ivy Tech Foundation 50 West Fall Creek Parkway, North Drive Indianapolis, IN 46208-5752 317.921.4850 Website: Facebook: IvyTechCCAlumni

Courtney Roberts, Foundation President, Senior Vice President,, 317.921.4926

Becky Miller, Vice President of Philanthropy,, 812.298.2361

Thomas Skidmore, Chief Financial Officer,, 317.921.4909

Brian Thomas, Assistant Vice President of Grant Funding,, 317.916.7942

Annette Flickinger, Assistant Vice President of Philanthropy,, 317.921.4341



Who we are: The Arthur M. Glick JCC is Indianapolis’ Jewish Community Center. Via pre-school, afterschool, fitness and arts programming, the JCC of Indianapolis provides inclusive experiences that lead to personal growth and community building, all guided by Jewish values and traditions. A $7 million organization, we are a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and United Way of Central Indiana, and an affiliate member of the JCC Association of North America.

What we do: The JCC’s 150+ full-time, part-time and seasonal staff serve a community of about 10,000 members, Jewish and non-Jewish, along with thousands of non-member guests.

Program and facility highlights include:

• A vibrant infant–Pre-K Early Childhood Education program, serving 100 children

• CampJCC, a summer day camp serving 250+ children

• Afterschool Care in the Kraft Family Youth Wing

• 70 Group Exercise classes, most of which take place in the state-of-the-art Geon M. Mordoh Fitness Center

• Wellness services including reiki, personal training, yoga and Pilates Reformer

• Eskenazi Water Park featuring an outdoor competition pool, lazy river, two slides and zero-depth splash-and-play pool

• Indoor Regenstrief Natatorium and hydraulic Backer Therapy Pool

• Laikin Auditorium, Rothbaum Lobby gallery space and Pescovitz Dance Studio

• Cohen and Schloss Gymnasiums, Kaufman Ball Field and indoor-outdoor Larman Tennis Center

• Sablosky Pavilion, community garden and Albert & Sara Reuben Holocaust Memorial Garden

• Signature events including Earth Day at the J, where dozens of partner organizations and vendors educate the community on green living through earth-friendly demonstrations and hands-on activities (usually at the end of April), and the Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts, a three-week festival featuring local and nationally known authors, films, performing artists and fine artists (usually in October and November).

Why we’re important: For the past 100 years, the JCC has been a neighborhood and community resource in Indianapolis. From its start in 1914 at 23rd and Meridian to its current location on Hoover Road, the JCC has been dedicated to serving the Indianapolis community and responsive to its needs through

programming and resource availability. For the past century, the JCC has created a multi-generational, inclusive environment where all people can live, learn, play and connect. One hundred years after its modest beginnings, the JCC continues to serve the community with its holistic approach to wellness—optimal healthy living for the mind, body and spirit. Together, we inspire all people to become the best versions of themselves.

How we affect the community: The JCC offers financial aid so that all may enjoy the center’s myriad programs, services and events.

• The JCC’s J Cares program partners with other local organizations to fulfill needs, e.g., a food drive that collects over 1,200 items for Washington Township schoolchildren, as well as a turkey drive that provides 300 turkeys to those in need through other neighborhood centers.

• CampJCC piloted and intends to continue to offer mental health and behavioral personnel to work with counselors and ensure they have the tools to best meet the socialemotional, behavioral and overall mental health needs of all campers. The JCC also has a full-time staff position focused on family and youth programming and community engagement beyond our current early childhood, after school care and camp families.

How you can help:

• Make a donation. As a non-profit, 23% of our income comes from membership dues and 44% from program fees. The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis supports 20 percent of our operating cost and the rest comes from individual donors and United Way. Your donation helps fill that gap.

• Join the JCC! Your support as a member, attendance to our programs and ambassadorship all help sustain the organization.

JCC Indianapolis

6701 Hoover Road Indianapolis IN 46260 317.251.9467

Website Facebook: @JCCIndianapolis Instagram: @JCCIndianapolis Twitter: @JCCIndianapolis

CEO: Eric H. Koehler,



Who we are: The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI) is the central philanthropic, planning, community engagement and unifying partner for the 23,500* individuals in the greater Indianapolis Jewish community. Since 1904, JFGI and its agencies–the Jewish Community Center ( JCC), the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), Jewish Family Services ( JFS), Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis (HHAI), and Hooverwood Living, have played a vital role in providing programs and services to support roughly 2,750 individuals in central Indiana every day–Jewish as well as non-Jewish. With an annual campaign of $4.2 million and endowment funds of approximately $85 million, JFGI resides on and manages a 40-acre campus, but its impact enriches the lives of Jews locally, in Israel, and around the world.

To fulfill our vision of a vibrant, engaged, inclusive and sustainable Jewish community, we:

• Collaborate with agencies, synagogues and other organizations dedicated to the Jewish community

• Encourage and support innovative programs and affiliations to address our community’s needs

• Promote and support our local Jewish community

• Continue our commitment to Jewish communities in Israel and around the world

Thanks to our donors’ generosity, we can:

• Help a hungry family get the food they need from Popsie’s Pantry or help an elderly neighbor live independently at home through JFS

• Provide care for community members at Hooverwood Living

• Provide Holocaust education and training to teachers statewide

• Provide Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences for area youth

• Ensure a vibrant JCC with health and wellness programs for people of all ages and backgrounds

• Aid the JCRC in safeguarding the rights of Jews and other partner groups while promoting a just and democratic society

Why we’re important: JFGI prioritizes:

• Engagement and community building–we promote a diverse, inclusive Jewish community

• Jewish learning and experience–we provide meaningful, multigenerational, formal and informal Jewish education

• Collaboration and communication–we build relationships with community groups for maximum impact in the Jewish community

• Support for needs locally, in Israel, and in Jewish communities around the world–we build relationships, financially respond to needs, and respond to international emergencies as appropriate

• Resource development and financial sustainability–we raise, distribute (nearly $12 million), and steward funds for JFGI initiatives and partners’ needs

• Leadership development and capacity building–we ensure a strong Jewish community by addressing individuals’ and organizations’ leadership and professional development needs

How we affect the community: Along with several other programs and initiatives, JFGI and its agencies offer the following:

• We engage, equip, and empower our youth through our YoPhI (Youth Philanthropy Indy) Teen Board grantmaking initiative and JCRC’s “Stand Up! Speak Out! Combating Anti-Semitism” programming slate

• The JCC and JCRC connect with other minority communities through the Unity Project (an initiative to build respect and understanding through dialogue and the arts), the Black-Jewish Partnership, and the Muslim-Jewish Women’s Alliance

• Through the KAVOD program, JFS supports around 90 local Holocaust survivors

• Our LIFE & LEGACY program, which brings local Jewish organizations together to seek permanent legacy gifts, helps sustain a vibrant Jewish community now and in the future

How you can help: Volunteer with us. Volunteers help raise funds, participate in our allocations and planning process, and serve on our boards. To help community members find their passion within our network of Jewish organizations, JFGI provides leadership development opportunities including local programs, national conferences, and international travel.

Make a donation or create a legacy gift. The Annual Campaign, our Planned Giving and Endowment program, and the LIFE & LEGACY program provide resources that allow our donors to impact our Jewish community. Thanks to past leadership insight, 94% of each Annual Campaign dollar goes directly to programs.

Partner with us. We welcome partnership opportunities through our corporate sponsorship program. The Federation and its agencies work together with other organizations to create dynamic programming for the entire community.

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis 6705 Hoover Road Indianapolis, IN 46260 317.726.5450 Website: Facebook: @JFGIndy Twitter: @JFGIndy Instagram: @JFGIndy

Leslie Rubin, President,

Marc Swatez, CEO, 317.715.9262,

Erica Crowell, Chief Financial Officer, 317.475.4272,



Who we are: Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library

What we do: Kurt Vonnegut was a soldier, writer, artist, humorist, teacher, and Indianapolis native. KVML champions the literary, artistic, and cultural contributions of Vonnegut to improve the lives of students, teachers, veterans, readers, and our community through cultural and educational experiences.

Why we’re important: KVML continues Vonnegut’s fight against censorship and supports language and visual arts education through programs and educational engagements for all ages. The organization also promotes social justice and civic engagement, including addressing the needs of those struggling with mental health issues. Kurt Vonnegut’s military experience and honest portrayal of war is honored by serving military veterans through writing workshops, discussions, and art exhibits. KVML is also an inspiring and relaxing place to spend an afternoon or an upbeat place to spend an evening listening to live jazz, lectures, discussions, book release parties, and more.

How can we affect the community: From teaching IPS students writing skills through our mentor program to trumpeting First Amendment rights locally and nationally through educating people about free speech, creating spaces for open dialogues, or hosting teacher workshops, KVML is recognized as a force for good locally and nationally. The organization shares the diverse history of its building and the legacy of Indiana Avenue’s black history. This community gathering space hosts humanities

programming and discussions, but is also available to rent for corporate events, weddings, baby showers, and more.

How you can help: Every gift to the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library is significant. Your support puts books in the hands of students, valuable curriculum in the hands of teachers, new writing skills and hope into the hands of veterans. Your support keeps the lights on in this national landmark that serves local residents and international visitors. You can support us by donating and becoming a member. Visit to learn how to donate and become a member. Sign up for their newsletter to get updates on all KVML events and programs while you’re there!

• Volunteer at KVML. Email for more information about how to be a youth writing mentor or event volunteer.

• Attend a 2023 Core of the American Experience: Kurt Vonnegut and Education event or program.

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library 543 Indiana Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202 317.423.0391

Website: Facebook: @VonnegutLibrary Instagram: @vonnegut_library Twitter: @vonnegutlibrary

Founder and CEO, Julia Whitehead,



What we do: Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana is more than a home meal delivery service. Meals on Wheels is the only provider of medically-tailored meals to the state’s homebound and chronically-ill community. These meals are prepared by central Indiana’s world-class healthcare institutions and delivered each weekday by our volunteers.

Why we’re important: At the core of our work is our belief that food is medicine. Malnutrition is costly for the healthcare system and studies show that access to nutritious meals improves health outcomes, lowers healthcare costs, and improves the quality of patient care. Simply put: medically-tailored, home-delivered meals are a high-impact, low-cost option for our homebound and chronically-ill neighbors across Indiana.

How we affect the community: Meals on Wheels clients receive meals that are prescribed by their physician, eliminating the guesswork when trying to meet their dietary needs. Most special diets can be accommodated (i.e., heart healthy, diabetic, low sodium, renal, etc.) We work to ensure that no one faces the dual crisis of malnutrition and hunger.

How you can help: Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana is privately funded. We rely on the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations and grants for the

majority of funds that make our mission possible. In fact, 88 cents of every dollar goes to our clients through our Virginia Wesley Financial Assistance Fund, which means your donations will have an immediate impact on those we serve. We also have a community of individual and corporate volunteer delivery drivers who are the backbone of our organization. Your time is as valuable as your treasure, and we welcome both! Donations are accepted online via our website or through traditional mail. We also encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to learn more about our program and special initiatives.

Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana 708 East Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 317.252.5558 Website: Facebook: Meals On Wheels Indy Instagram: @mow_indiana Twitter: @MOWIndiana

Jamie Johnson, CEO,, 317.252.5558

Barb Renshaw, Director of Outreach,, 317.252.5558

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: Medi Teddy Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Our mission is to improve outcomes and reduce pain by lowering anxiety and increasing the emotional well-being of pediatric patients during infusions, transfusion, and tube feedings.

What we do: We give Medi Teddy® IV Covers to hospitals and to children who receive infusions. A Medi Teddy is an adorably designed teddy bear cover that hangs on an IV pole and hides unsightly intravenous fluid, blood product, or feeding from the child with a smiling face. Medi Teddys come in both a plastic, reusable or plush, single user version. The fully open rear allows for easy access and visibility by caregivers. This US patent pending product was designed by 15-year-old Ella Casano who received IV infusions for a platelet disorder for seven years.

Why we’re important: Reducing fear and anxiety during hospitalizations can improve outcomes and reduce pain. In a recent survey, 95% of respondents reported Medi Teddy improved their child’s emotional well-being during infusions, and 45% reported a reduction in physical pain. Medi Teddy also provides privacy for infusions on-the-go and can reduce the stress for family or caregivers visiting in the hospital. Parents already have so many medical bills and expenses related to care, it’s important to us that Medi Teddys are given to children at no cost and that parents of sick children know they are being supported by their community.

How we affect the community: With the help of purchases, donations and directed donations, more than 8000 Medi Teddys have been sent to 23 countries on five continents. The feedback and photos we have received has been incredible. Here are some things parents have said:

• “ The Medi Teddy is a great distraction for young children. It’s literally making the best of a terrible situation any child should never have to endure.”

• “It made me feel like I had a friend by my side.”

• “It was a talking point among staff, it hid the medicine, it made her smile and relax, it gave the sterile room some fun.”

• “Medi-Teddy is a lot nicer for her to look at than the plastic feeding bag.”

• “Our medical teddy goes with us to every hospital stay! Can't be without him.”

• “I'm a pediatrician and manage my own pediatrics and endocrinology clinic. My patients and their parents love your teddy bear so much!”

• “ Thank you for coming up with a beautiful idea to help ease infusion worries for both myself and my child. :) xo.”

How you can help: We are always in need of donations which allow us to continue to produce, pack and ship Medi Teddys to children around the world as daily requests come in! We accept donations directly via our website. We have also worked with family foundations and charities who wish to direct bulk orders to specific hospitals and can even do branding on very large orders. We would love to talk with you about how your gift can help change the face of the pediatric infusion experience for children.

As seen on: CNN, ABC, TODAY, Good Morning America, O Magazine March 2019 print edition, NBC, MSN, Fox, Scholastic Kids, National Geographic Kids UK, Red Tricycle, BuzzFeed, Unilad, Parents, and dozens more.

Medi Teddy Inc.

P.O Box 731 Fairfield, CT 06824 917.549.7552


Instagram: @medi_teddy #medi_teddy #mediteddy

President, Meg Casano BSN MA

by Jennifer Simon



Who we are: NAMI Indiana is the state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We are a grassroots public charity helping people living with serious mental illnesses and serving the families, friends, and communities who support them.

What we do: NAMI Indiana provides support, education, legislative advocacy and training programs for people and groups across Indiana. We support local NAMI affiliates, train volunteer leaders, provide continuing education for professionals and partner for systems change at the state level.

Why we’re important: The problem: research indicates that as many as one in five U.S. adults–or 1,129,000 Hoosiers–experience mental illness each year. One in 20 U.S. adults–264,000 Hoosiers–is living with a serious mental illness like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These brain disorders can be debilitating and substantially affect the lives of individuals, families, and our communities.

The good news: Serious mental illnesses are biological and treatable, and medication and psychosocial therapy often work. Recovery is possible; however, there are major gaps in treatment and support in Indiana and across the nation. Community mental health centers and state facilities treat more than 100,000 people annually in our state. Private hospitals and other providers treat more, but private insurance very often falls far short in coverage for treatment and support. There are more people treated for serious mental illnesses in our state correctional facilities than in our state hospitals.

Indicators are that only about half of those in Indiana who need treatment are getting it; we must do better. We can do better.

How we affect the community: NAMI Indiana facilitates education, support, and advocacy programs through a network of 15 local affiliates across the state. We are also a leading partner for government and nonprofit health, criminal justice, human services, education, and housing

agencies. We provide continuing education, training, and policy analysis for those serving persons living with serious mental illnesses and their families.

How you can help: NAMI Indiana relies on volunteers to lead support groups and education courses for families and people living with mental illnesses, as well as decrease stigma. Public policy committee volunteers work to advocate for legal and system changes. As our programs are peer-led, we rely on volunteers to facilitate our NAMI Peer-to-Peer, NAMI Family-to-Family, and other NAMI support groups. NAMI In Our Own Voice volunteers share their story of living in recovery, talking to various groups and helping end the stigma associated with mental illnesses.

Like all charities, we rely on financial contributions to support our mission. When you give to NAMI Indiana, your donation achieves statewide impact. It allows us to train new program leaders across the state: teachers, support group facilitators, lived experience speakers, and criminal justice professionals. It also increases the impact of our advocacy initiatives at the Indiana State House and in partnership with state agencies like the Department of Mental Health and Addiction.

NAMI Indiana

921 East 86th Street, Suite 130 Indianapolis, IN 46240 317.925.9399, 800.677.6442 Website:

Facebook: @namiindiana Twitter: @namiindiana Instagram: @namiindiana

Barbara Thompson, Executive Director, 317.925.9399,

Linh Preston, Board of Directors President, 317.925.9399,

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Boutique at Thrifty Threads. NCJW is a volunteer organization inspired by Jewish values, which works through a program of research, education, advocacy and community service to improve the quality of life for women, children and families, and strives to ensure individual rights and freedoms for all.

What we do: NCJW Boutique at Thrifty Threads works in conjunction with local organizations, including The Julian Center, Jewish Family Services and Popsies Pantry.

Why we’re important: Domestic abuse greatly affects our local community. Our work directly with victims allows us to help improve their quality of life.

How we affect the community: Fifty percent of NCJW’s sales at Thrifty Threads go directly to The Julian Center to support victims of domestic abuse. We also provide college scholarships in several types: New American Scholarship, Single Parent Scholarship and Jewish Student Scholarship.

We also work directly with Jewish Family Services through a voucher program that allows families in need to shop for their essentials.

Lastly, our organization supports legislation that protects women’s rights.

How you can help: Please “tidy up” your homes and donate. When you drop off your donations at Thrifty Threads, please specify they are for the NCJW. We accept clothing, shoes, handbags, furniture, household items and much more. Please call with questions.

NCJW Boutique at Thrifty Threads 1501 West 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46260

Jennifer Cohen, Donations Coordinator,, 317.654.4193

Lori Popp Moss, Scholarship Chair, 317.259.6824

Rebecca Geyer, Treasurer



Who we are: Noble is a community-based organization that helps children and adults with disabilities “Dream it. Live it.” Our founding families wanted to give their children with disabilities what society would not: an education. Since then, we’ve evolved yet remain true to our mission: to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.

What we do: Throughout central and eastern Indiana, Noble serves nearly 3,000 people with disabilities like Down syndrome and autism each year. Over 93 percent of our support is provided in the community. Services range from early intervention for babies to job services for adults. We also support families through respite, education and legislative advocacy. To maximize our impact, we partner with schools, businesses and community organizations.

Why we’re important: “Dream it. Live it.” is more than our tagline. It’s how we support the people we serve. We all have dreams we cherish. They’re what get us going in the morning and motivate us to reach higher. Unique yet universal, our dreams may include landing the right job, living on our own, spending time with friends and pursuing hobbies.

When parents have children with disabilities, they often worry that their dreams are no longer realistic. Our job is to show them how their child will live a great life, work in a rewarding career, pursue fun hobbies, make friends and spend their life with the people they love.

How we affect the community: We all have gifts to give, contributions to make. We also have individual challenges

and need help sometimes. People with disabilities are no different. That’s why we envision a world in which children and adults of all abilities live out their dreams in a community that embraces their contributions and recognizes them as fully participating members of our society.

How you can help: The funding we receive for services covers about 73% of the cost to provide them. We work hard to stretch every dollar so that the people we serve will receive the high quality support they need and deserve. Your generous support helps close this funding gap, and strengthens our ability to serve the community. Your support also underpins our work to help people with disabilities live their best lives. On behalf of Noble, thank you for your support.


7701 East 21st Street Indianapolis, IN 46219 317.375.2700

Website: Facebook @mynoblelife Twitter: mynoblelife Instagram: @mynoblelife


Julia Huffman, President and CEO, 317.375.2708,

William Wales, Chairman of the Board,



Who we are: The Orchard School is a progressive, nonsectarian, independent school founded in 1922. For 100 years, we have been the leader in progressive education in central Indiana. Utilizing our 43-acre wooded campus, our nationally-recognized programs are designed to develop and educate the whole child.

What we do: We provide a transformative and foundational education for students in preschool through eighth grade. We believe in engaging the natural curiosity of students in an active, child-centered and experiential learning environment. By providing a well-rounded education that includes core academics, visual/performing arts, physical education, outdoor education, service learning and extracurricular activities, we produce students who are confident self-advocates.

Why we’re important: Orchard commits to advance each student’s academic success, self-confidence, openmindedness, ethical character, leadership and love of learning. Students love Orchard because their individuality is honored, and the academics are challenging, yet fun, creating a love of learning that is fostered by teachers who know them well. Our small student-to-teacher ratio affords dedicated teachers the emotional space to create meaningful relationships, building an inclusive and accepting community. All this takes place in a warm, nurturing community where diversity is evident, recognized and celebrated.

How we affect the community: Character development and behavioral excellence are at the heart of our philosophy. One way we accomplish this mission is by integrating community service learning into our curriculum. Our commitment to service and civic responsibility is evident in a myriad of school-wide philanthropic endeavors. Our middle school students participate in Days of Service. These efforts, like many others at The Orchard School, are integrated into the curriculum. This is why Orchard graduates are known as thoughtful, compassionate citizens who advocate for themselves and for others. Our graduates are passionate, bright, curious and ready to make a positive impact on Indianapolis and the world.

The Orchard School is an inclusive community deliberately rich with diversity. We believe that experiencing and learning about diversity helps people relate to each other and to the world with greater respect, understanding and kindness. Last year Orchard hosted its inaugural One World Festival, where more than 30 countries were showcased by Orchard families. Nearly 400 visitors received a passport to be stamped as they visited each country’s table. Attendees broadened their knowledge and understanding of themselves and those around them. Beyond the informative and interactive displays showcasing each country, the event also included food trucks, crafts, games, dances, Middle School henna artists, and a display of an international coin collection.

How you can help: The Orchard School is committed to socioeconomic diversity. Many of our students are granted financial assistance. You can have a direct impact through annual giving (Orchard’s Owl Fund), planned giving opportunities, and annual events. For more information, contact our development office at 317.713.5731 or visit You can also help spread the word about Orchard’s exceptional hands-on learning pedagogy and commitment to developing the whole child. We would love to partner with corporations, especially for community service opportunities. Please don’t hesitate to visit our campus to find out about all of the exciting learning that’s happening at our school, and how you can be a part of an Orchard student’s incredible journey.

The Orchard School Foundation 615 West 64th Street Indianapolis, IN 46260 317.251.9253 Website: Instagram: @theorchardschool Facebook: @TheOrchardSchool YouTube: Twitter: @OrchardOwl

Dr. Sherri Helvie, Head of School, 317.713.5709

and Jeffrey ('75) Cohen
Generously donated


Who we are: Outrun the Sun (OTS) is pleased to serve as Indiana’s only nonprofit organization solely supporting skin cancer education and melanoma research. OTS represents Indiana as a member of the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP) and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association SunUcate Coalition. Outrun the Sun has been recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology, the Indiana Cancer Consortium with the Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Control Award, and IUPUI with a Spirit of Philanthropy Award.

What we do: Nearly four million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States annually, making it the most prevalent cancer in America. This year it is estimated that more than $8.6 billion will be spent to treat skin cancers. The real cost of this disease, however, isn’t calculated in dollars. The true impact is measured in the number of lives lost and the number of families affected. One American dies of melanoma every hour. Outrun the Sun addresses this public health concern by engaging people in sun-safe programs and by supporting melanoma research.

Why we’re important: People living with melanoma have come to rely on Outrun the Sun for support and understanding. Outrun the Sun is combatting skin cancer from every angle: medical research, education, and community engagement. Outrun the Sun shares this important message: Protect your skin. Protect yourself. Protect your life.

How we affect the community: OTS has supported 28 researchers nationwide who actively seek a cure for melanoma. We seek the best and the brightest from Indiana and throughout the United States because melanoma patients deserve the strongest and most vibrant research teams working on their behalf. Our scholars represent top medical institutions, including Indiana University, Mayo Clinic, Harvard Institutes of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Boston University, Case Western Reserve University, NYU, UC-Irvine and UC-San Francisco, Kimmel Cancer Center, MD Anderson, St. John’s University, University of Chicago, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Wake Forest Medical Center.

OTS is a member of the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC), which creates the Indiana Cancer Control Plan. This includes actions that guide cancer control efforts and promote collaboration among organizations and the citizens of Indiana. Outrun the Sun helped author the Skin Cancer/Melanoma section of “Indiana Cancer Facts and Figures,” the state’s sourcebook for planning and implementing programs for cancer prevention and control, created and published by the ICC.

Outrun the Sun provided the Indiana Department of Education with the first-ever sun-safety curriculum for Indiana students in Pre-K through grade 12. A homeschool program is also available. OTS offers a sun-safety camp curriculum used at youth camps across America, and developed the first-ever “Sun Safety Patch” in conjunction with the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Today, the patch is being introduced to scouts in 30 states. Working with the IU School of Medicine, OTS supported an expanded dermatologic curriculum for all medical students (not only those studying dermatology). Students are trained to detect early-stage skin cancer, leading to better patient prognosis. Partnering with the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health, OTS established the Outrun the Sun Scholarship, which will exist in perpetuity. This supports students who study epidemiology with an interest in melanoma/skin cancer.

Teaming with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, OTS has implemented a sun safety educational initiative for race fans. This year’s public service announcement included race drivers Josef Newgarden, James Hinchcliffe, Jack Harvey, and Robert Wickens. More than 300,000 fans hear and see sun-safety messages.

The Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma takes place annually in Indianapolis. The race allows melanoma survivors, their families, sponsors, and donors to gather and stand strong against melanoma. The festival atmosphere, complete with live music, refreshments, and kids’ races, is an inviting, family-friendly event for all to enjoy. Proceeds support skin cancer education and melanoma research.

How you can help: Melanoma is an aggressive disease. Progress in education and research must be equally aggressive. People affected by skin cancer, their loved ones and others with an interest in eliminating melanoma must be inspired to act now. Please make your commitment today to support skin cancer education and melanoma research through a gift of time, treasure, or talent. Each day you hesitate, 24 more Americans die of melanoma. Waiting is not an option.

Outrun the Sun

8435 Keystone Crossing, Suite 175 Indianapolis, IN 46240 317.253.2121 Website: Facebook: @outrunthesuninc Twitter: @outrunthesuninc

Anita J. Day, Co-founder/Executive Director,

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: An organization that helps adults with disabilities to help them achieve their goals.

What we do: Outside The Box Inc.’s mission is to empower people with intellectual disabilities toward personal growth, through education, self-discovery, leadership development, and a customized career path.

Why we’re important: We are a curriculum day program with small group ratios. Our average group is four participants to one facilitator.

Outside the Box Inc. 3940 East 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46220 317.253.6658


Facebook: @outsidetheboxinc

Ashlee Massie, Executive Director

Emmy Lutes, Associate Director

Amy Bonner, Employment Coordinator

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: Overdose Lifeline, Inc. is an Indiana non-profit (501(c)(3) organization dedicated to addressing the current opioid public health crisis. The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control states that in 2020 Indiana reported a 37% increase in drug overdose deaths. Preliminary numbers indicate over 107,000 lives lost in one year.

Overdose Lifeline supports individuals, families and communities affected by the chronic disease of addiction. Our programs and initiatives focus on reducing the opioid substance use epidemic through education, advocacy and support. Justin Phillips, MA, founded the organization in 2014 after losing her middle son, Aaron, to a heroin overdose. Justin is an advocate and a visionary and has become a national leader and champion in the effort to fight the opioid epidemic. She has been invited to speak at national, regional and local meetings on the topic of substance use and was appointed a 2016 Champion of Change by the White House.

What we do: Overdose Lifeline is one of the only statewide nonprofits in Indiana addressing the opioid epidemic statewide. The organization has rapidly amassed a long list of accomplishments via program development and grassroots efforts thanks to our work with communities, government and law enforcement to advance the laws and resources available; prevention tools and education; and overdose reversal kits and training. We also offer services to support treatment and recovery, a recovery house for women, and a support group for those who have experienced a loss.

Why we’re important: The U.S. is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic that impacts every American state, county, socio-economic demographic and ethnic group. Opioid addiction and overdose does not discriminate; it affects our youth through our senior citizens in Indiana cities, suburbs and rural communities. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of preventable death in the United States with fentanyl accounting for nearly 70 percent of all overdose deaths. Each day, 285 Americans die from a drug overdose, and thousands more are treated in emergency rooms for prescription opioid misuse. The opioid public health crisis is preventable through education and prevention programs and initiatives such as those Overdose Lifeline delivers.

How we affect the community: In an extremely short period of time, Overdose Lifeline has touched the lives of tens of thousands of people. Through statewide programming and legislation, we are quickly becoming a leading voice for Indiana families, individuals and communities affected by addiction. Overdose Lifeline developed the highly rated “This is (Not) About Drugs” educational program (overdose-lifeline. org/ education), free to Indiana schools. This prevention program has reached over 100,000 youth, helping raise awareness about

the risks of misusing prescription opioids and explaining that misuse of prescription opioids can lead to addiction, heroin use and overdose. The lesson encourages students to make good choices and provides them with skills to combat peer pressure, gain support, and access resources for making decisions about their own body and health. Through strategic partnership with Indiana legislators and tireless advocacy, Overdose Lifeline worked to enact Aaron’s Law in 2015 (named after Justin’s son). This groundbreaking legislation expands access to the opioid/ heroin overdose reversal drug Naloxone (a.k.a. Narcan) across Indiana without the need for a physician’s prescription. Overdose Lifeline hosts numerous training and distribution events, providing Naloxone kits to First Responders, law enforcement officers and the public across Indiana. In partnership with the Division of Mental Health and Addiction and the Governor’s Office we have distributed more than 165,000 overdose reversal kits since June of 2020, saving thousands of Hoosier lives and providing an opportunity for recovery.

Most recently we have started two new programs to support the family affected by substance use disorder; Camp MariposaAaron’s Place, a free year-long engagement for youth ages 9-12 affected by the substance use disorder of a family member, and Heart Rock Recovery Center for pregnant women and women with young children in need of recovery supportive housing.

How you can help: Overdose Lifeline has much more work to do through our current harm-reduction, prevention and education programs to reach more individuals and counties in need. We have a specific to-do list that addresses initiatives critical to reducing and managing this epidemic and helping those impacted. This list needs to apply some of the proven best practices learned from our colleagues in other states. Through donations, sponsorships and event participation, you can help allow us to increase our capacity and reach across the state. Overdose Lifeline, and those we help, rely on the assistance of caring and hard-working volunteers. There are many ways to contribute to Overdose Lifeline's mission to support individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction, and to reduce the stigma associated with this chronic disease. For more information, visit

Overdose Lifeline, Inc. 7331 Lakeside Drive Indianapolis, IN 46278 844.554.3354

Website: Facebook: @overdoselifeline Twitter: @overdoselifelin

Justin Phillips, Founder and Executive Director,

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: Park Tudor is an independent day school for students from age three through grade 12. With a history that dates back to 1902, Park Tudor offers a personalized education tailored to meet the needs of each student. Here, small class sizes and experienced educators prepare students for what’s next.

What we do: We provide an inspiring college-preparatory learning environment, with exceptional educators and extraordinary opportunities, that prepares and motivates students to become balanced, confident, and resourceful lifelong learners.

With a rigorous academic program combined with extracurricular and co-curricular activities including fine arts, athletics, community-engaged learning opportunities and a variety of clubs, Park Tudor provides a well-rounded education with opportunities to explore areas of passion.

Why we’re important: Our students bring strong character, bright minds, big hearts and the drive to succeed. They leave armed with the knowledge and courage to succeed in college and beyond. Park Tudor students come from all over the Indianapolis metropolitan area, but they venture far and wide. We have alumni living–and making an impact–all across the globe, from central Indiana to nearly every state in the U.S. and myriad countries around the world.

With community service, community-engaged learning, and foreign travel opportunities, our students learn to become citizens of the world, embodying our core values of integrity, intellectual engagement, resourcefulness, respect and responsibility.

How we affect the community: Park Tudor’s commitment to community-engaged learning connects with our curriculum to provide rich experiences that benefit both our students and the world beyond our campus.

Every year, our Middle School students participate in Water Week, an initiative to raise awareness of the importance of access to clean water. Through a Water Walk and other fundraising efforts, Park Tudor students have funded several wells in underdeveloped countries. In addition, Park Tudor Upper School students have sponsored–and participated in–multiple Habitat for Humanity builds. As part of those efforts, students

spearhead fundraising efforts and coordinate and manage volunteer shifts to help ensure the completion of the house.

Across the school, we have forged a partnership with Westminster Neighborhood Services. Our students frequently volunteer at Westminster, working in their food bank and tutoring their peers who are Westminster clients. Each year, we hold a campus-wide food drive to collect donations to help Westminster assemble Thanksgiving food baskets for their constituents.

Beyond these efforts, Park Tudor students are eager to connect with the community. From internships at research labs to community service projects to blood drives and efforts to assist with recovery after natural disasters across the globe, our students strive to be responsible and engaged citizens.

How you can help: Park Tudor is committed to serving a diverse student body, including socioeconomic diversity. In 2021-22, Park Tudor awarded more than $4.2 million in financial aid and merit awards to 35% of our student population. The average amount of a financial aid award was $5,400.

You can help by supporting our Annual Fund, planned giving opportunities and sponsoring annual events. For more information, contact our Development Office at 317.415.2700 or visit

In addition, we invite you to visit Park Tudor to learn more about our school; we are always interested in exploring partnerships with other organizations and businesses in the community. For more information about admissions, campus tours and other events for prospective students and parents, visit

Park Tudor School 7200 North College Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46240 317.415.2700 Website: Facebook: @parktudorschool Twitter: @parktudor Instagram: @parktudor

Dennis Bisgaard, Interim Head of School, 317.415.2903



Who we are: Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawaii, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky (PPGNHAIK) provides high-quality health care to more than 109,000 individuals each year at our health centers across six states. Our doors are open to all who need care, and we provide our services in a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental manner.

What we do: Our centers are staffed by skilled clinicians and highly trained health care professionals. We are proud to provide a broad spectrum of reproductive health care, including Pap tests, breast cancer screenings, birth control, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, gender-affirming hormone care, and abortion care.

Why we’re important: Our mission is to serve people in Washington, Idaho, Hawaii, Alaska, Indiana, and Kentucky—without bias or judgment, without fear, without fail—by providing access to high-quality health care confidentially and compassionately; by reducing unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases through ageappropriate and accurate sexual health education; and by advocating for freedom of individual choice in all matters of sexual health and reproductive justice.

How we affect the community: PPGNHAIK brings more than 100 years of history providing reproductive health care and information. No one does more to prevent unintended pregnancies.

Our health centers provide care for patients with and without insurance, Medicaid patients and people who have no other primary care provider. Many of our patients are from communities that face barriers to health-care

access, including people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people with low incomes. Without our health centers, countless patients would have nowhere to go for reproductive health services. In addition to providing high-quality care, PPGNHAIK is a leader in education for the communities we serve.

How you can help: Individuals have depended upon Planned Parenthood for their reproductive health needs for over 100 years. These individuals often have no other place to turn and—if not for the generosity of our supporters—will go without such vital services as Pap tests, breast exams, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. With the continued commitment and generosity of our supporters we will remain a leading provider of reproductive health services; we are a daily voice that is imperative in the fight for reproductive freedom. When you give, you provide real services, and we thank you. Learn about ways to give at plannedparenthood. org/planned-parenthood- great-northwest-hawaiialaska-indiana-kentuck/get-involved/ways-give.

Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawaii, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky 200 South Meridian Street, Suite 400 Indianapolis, In 46225 800.430.4907

Website: Facebook: @ppgnhaik Instagram: @ ppgnhaik Twitter: @ppgnhaik

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana provides a home away from home for families of children receiving medical care at central Indiana hospitals. We had the privilege of being able to say “welcome home” to more than 2,500 families in 2021, helping them concentrate on what matters most–the recovery and well-being of their child. Ours is a home that helps families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy.

Why we’re important: The American Pediatric Association confirms that when parents are on location with their hospitalized child, the duration of stay is shorter, their compliance with treatment programs is better, the child has less need for pain medication, and families report improved emotional well-being. By providing a stable home away from home, the Ronald McDonald House keeps families where they need to be–close to their child.

How we affect the community: With a staff of 20 and a volunteer base of more than 300, the Ronald McDonald House provides all the comforts and necessities of home for guests. Meals are regularly provided via Meals that Heal, a House program led by staff and volunteers, supported by community donations, grants, and corporate meal sponsorships. We offer access to a fully stocked pantry, laundry facilities with complimentary supplies, comfortable sleeping rooms and shared social spaces including a game and activities room for young guests, as well as any other items a family may need. It is often the case that families arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs and the change

in their pockets. In 2021, we saved families more than $2.9 million in out-of-pocket lodging and meal expenses.

How you can help: Donations of time, talent and treasure are all welcomed. Our House has an ongoing need for volunteers, with commitments as short as a four-hour shift every other week. On our website, you will find a regularly updated “wish list” for the House, including needed food and cleaning supplies, as well as resources to help you, your family, church, school, or company get involved. Most importantly, Ronald McDonald House needs generous financial support from individuals and companies wishing to make life a little easier for families in crisis. While it costs about $100 a night to operate each room of the House, families stay free of charge. Donations are gladly accepted but do not impact a family’s eligibility to stay.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana 435 Limestone Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 317.267.0605 Website: Facebook: rmhccin Instagram: @rmhccin Twitter: rmhccin

Karin Ogden, Chief Executive Officer,, 317.267.0605 ext. 211

Stacy Clark, Director of Development,, 317.267.0605 ext. 207



Who we are: Founded in 1961, St. Mary's Early Childhood Center’s mission is to impact preschool children, who come from poverty, with high quality learning experiences that will transition into a foundation for lifelong success. The Early Childhood Program offers two initiatives for this purpose: The Preschool Program and Professional Development Program. The Preschool Program serves up to 152 three-to-five-yearold children in our classrooms at two sites in Indianapolis where 93% of the children live in poverty. The Professional Development Program provides professional development activities for community educators to allow them to provide high-quality early learning experiences to ensure the success of children served at their schools.

What we do: St. Mary’s addresses the problem of school readiness. Children living in poverty are less likely to be ready for school and developmentally enter school with the skills of a three-year-old. Research indicates that children who have been read to an average of 1,700 hours will be successful in first grade. However, children living in poverty are read to an average of 25 hours in the first six years of their lives.

The Preschool Program provides the highest quality early childhood education. Our program is state-licensed, nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Level 4 (the highest level) on Indiana’s quality rating scale. We have built-in support through our social services, food services, and public-school therapies. We provide a low adult-to-child ratio (1:7) to ensure that we can focus on the social and emotional, as well as cognitive and physical, development of the children.

Why we’re important: Young children who grow up in poverty are likely to enter school two years behind more advantaged peers and the achievement gap continues to widen during their school experience. However, research indicates that the involvement of a child in a high-quality early childhood program results in significant lifelong positive outcomes, including higher IQ scores, achievement levels, graduation rates, and reduced crime rates.

We utilize the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy in our classrooms, which offers a curriculum rich in the arts and allows for opportunities beyond the typical scope of a preschool classroom. This philosophy is based on the premise that all children are capable, competent, and powerful learners. Children learn math, literacy, science, social studies, and other concepts through in-depth studies, commonly referred to as projects.

St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center fosters the child’s mental and behavioral health through our work in educational neuroscience and brain-informed discipline. We must help the children to

dampen their response to trauma and adversity by self-regulating and making connections with others. These abilities are a precondition for learning.

How we affect the community: St. Mary’s impacts the community by mitigating the effects of poverty. Our programming provides a high-quality early education to the children needing it most. While one in five Hoosier children live in families at or below the federal poverty line, one in three Indianapolis children do. In addition to living in poverty, many of the children we serve have experienced neglect and abuse. Studies reveal that children who do not reach minimal social competence by age six are likely to have difficulties in school and throughout life.

Because quality early education increases a child’s likelihood to do well in school, graduate high school, and attend college or job training, quality early education can increase a child’s potential earnings as an adult by up to 60 percent. It is estimated that for every $1 spent on high-quality early education there is a return of up to $12 in reduced spending and higher lifetime earnings to the community.

How you can help: Above all, St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center could use your financial support. As we provide full scholarships to over 74 percent of our children, community support is crucial. A full scholarship is $10,000 per year and we ask families to pay $10 per week. The difference is paid through scholarships funded through donations from individuals, corporations, foundations. St. Mary’s also invites volunteers to interact with the children in the classrooms and spend time in their environments through landscaping projects. We have several event planning committees in which we invite volunteers to participate.

St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center 901 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 317.635.1491 Website: Facebook: stmarysecc Instagram: @stmarys_early_childhood_center Twitter: @StMarysECC

Kristin Cavolick, Executive Director, 317.361.4868,

Nancy Needham, Chief Operations Officer, 317.361.4890,

Shannon Mason, Chief Development Director, 317.361.4882,



Who we are: Strides to Success was founded in 2004 for the purpose of providing people an alternative to traditional mental health talk therapy. Many victims of trauma, abuse or just the everyday challenges in life, have difficulty finding their voice to express their stories in therapy. Often it takes a process of building trust and finding safety in order to be able to begin the therapeutic process. Science has proven that humans were created to be the most relaxed and comfortable within natural environments. Strides created a 22-acre farm complete with walking trails, horses and beautiful pastures. Although Strides offers conventional therapy, most of the therapy and learning takes place in the barn with the horses or on the trails.

What we do: Strides provides a variety of services that includes mental health services, but also provides life coaching, leadership training, and youth services. Life coaching can be extremely helpful for those that have encountered major changes in life such as loss of a loved one, retirement, empty nesters, or other major life changes. Goal-setting and making new plans to move forward are the benefits of life coaching.

Our youth programs specialize in helping kids to discover valuable life skills that assist them in navigating the everyday social and emotional challenges that are presented to them. Growing up has never been more challenging. We consistently hear that kids are afraid to try new things because they are afraid to fail, and kids are feeling anxiety as early as third grade and depression is running rampant in our youth. Helping kids to find courage, confidence and self-worth is essential to their future view of themselves and their future. Strides accomplishes this through a process called Equine Assisted Learning. It involves teaching the students life skills through working with horses.

Why we’re important: Strides offers a non-traditional approach to help people with their life challenges. We use nature and animal connections to teach the components of healthy relationships, decision-making, communication and problemsolving techniques that can help them to change patterns of behavior. The process of working with horses demonstrates many of life’s challenges that require patience, critical thinking skills, respect and creative problem-solving solutions. Many people prefer the feedback that they receive from the horses as opposed to another human telling them what they are doing wrong. This approach is particularly effective with people that have been in traditional therapy unsuccessfully.

How we affect the community: Strides partners with local schools to take their most challenging students and provides alternative learning techniques to achieve meeting state standards. Strides programs also serve residential students and many children in foster care that desperately need to have

positive role models and understand healthy relationships. Strides’ veterans program has been recognized for redirecting many veterans who are fighting suicidal and self-harming thoughts. Veterans respond well to the horses and acquire new life skills that can help change patterns of behavior and open up new possibilities. Strides serves as a resource for Wounded Warrior Project and our local VA. Strides is also part of a community-based collaborative program for youth that serves as an intervention prior to kids getting involved in the juvenile justice system, and provides distance learning for other centers across the United States and for organizations in South Africa, Australia and Singapore.

How you can help: Scholarships can provide life changes for those who have been affected by attachment disorders, abuse, trauma or PTSD; $1,000 can provide 10 weeks of sessions that can significantly impact an individual to support making major life changes.

Strides has an outdoor arena that needs to have fence boards replaced for $3,500. The donor would get to name the arena in honor of the donation.

Currently, Strides has a 10,000-square-foot facility that we would like to update and expand. We have a second story that is unfinished that could serve as additional classrooms if finished. Estimate for this project is $85,000.

We also have an outdoor space with the potential to build a much-needed learning arena so that we can run multiple programs simultaneously. Estimates for the project are $150,000.

Strides has an even bigger vision, to build a campus of alternative therapies and learning opportunities that foster integrity, creativity, kindness and help people find their gifts and strengths to better serve their communities. Strides would be open to other organizations that would fit our mission to create art programs, woodworking, leather-making, green houses and any other groups that may provide hands-on programs that can help people. We have the potential to incorporate 22 acres of prime real estate to carry out this vision.

Strides to Success

1350 Terry Drive Plainfield, IN 46168 317.838.7002 Website: Facebook: stridestosuccess

Debbie Anderson, Executive Director, 317.838.7002, ex. 22

Dana Amburgey, President of the Board of Trustees, 317.509.8250



Who we are: Established in 2002, the Survivors of Violence Foundation provides hope and compassionate healing to survivors of violence. We offer reconstructive treatment that provides physical, mental and emotional healing for those with painful physical injuries or disfigurements caused by violence or abuse. The foundation’s work alleviates suffering and improves the quality of life for survivors with the greatest financial and health care needs.

What we do: Dr. Gregory Chernoff uses cosmetic reconstructive surgery, laser and scar therapy to help heal the physical signs of injury and disfigurement. “We have the privilege of helping men, women and children who have injuries, physical scars or non-healing wounds as a result of violent acts, abuse, injury or illness. Our foundation treats people referred to us from other non-profit organizations, medical professionals and law enforcement agencies,” Dr. Chernoff said. (Organizations contact Dr. Chernoff directly if emergency surgery is required.) Dr. Chernoff has extensive experience and expertise treating non-healing wounds, injuries, fractured facial bones and scars of all levels of severity using a series of therapies. These therapies range from minimally-to-moderately invasive lasers, injectable cellular therapy, stem cell therapy and reconstructive surgical or surgical revision.

Why we’re important: Dr. Chernoff has witnessed firsthand the physical and psychological damage caused by violence, abuse, injury, illness and disfigurement. As a result of this experience, he connects with victims and has made it his personal mission to help heal their physical wounds. He believes that by helping heal the physical wounds, victims’ emotional healing can begin.

The physical scars of abuse and violence can become daily reminders of trauma that prevent a peaceful recovery. Healing treatments can make a difference in how quickly the person recovers, then regains strength and self-esteem.

How we affect the community: To bring healing to the lives of as many of these survivors as we can is a privilege for us. We are very excited about the potential of helping people uncover their inner strength and beauty, and we look forward to expanding treatments throughout the community.

The treatments Dr. Chernoff provides require not only his time and expertise, but also surgery center time, supplies and aftercare. Improving scars and nonhealing wounds requires multiple treatment sessions and multiple treatment methods. The funds raised through the foundation help cover the cost of these treatments.

All requests for services are given careful consideration by the foundation’s allocation committee. For more information about the application process, visit

How you can help: Attend or sponsor an event. Volunteer your time, give a financial gift or provide an in-kind donation for an event or for a survivor of violence. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.

A special “thank you” to all our supporters!

Survivors of Violence Foundation 9002 North Meridian Street, Suite 205 Indianapolis, IN 46260 317.573.8899



Who we are: Sycamore School is Indiana’s only private independent school for preschool to Grade 8 gifted students. We serve 420 students.

What we do: Sycamore educates very bright children by offering a program that is broader, deeper, more complex and more abstract than the typical program. With strong passion for our mission, teachers educated in what very bright children need and how to provide it. We are able to engage children in a way that’s exciting and productive. We also want our students to be people of integrity who are caring and compassionate and feel compelled to make the world a better place. Our four core character values are empathy, moral courage, relationships and respect. We teach these values as an integrated piece of our program in developmentally appropriate ways. As our mission states, Sycamore School exists so that academically gifted students can experience the enriched, accelerated education they need to reach their potential and to lead responsible, constructive, fulfilling lives.

Why we’re important: Our dedicated faculty members are specifically trained and experienced in the education of gifted children. They understand not only the intellectual needs, but also the special social and emotional needs of these children. It’s important for our brightest students to have an intellectual peer group. At Sycamore, gifted learners find a home. There are few schools in the country with such a clear focus and unique commitment to providing an appropriate education for gifted learners. These children need a special education because they learn in ways different from the norm. At Sycamore, they become self-aware and comfortable in their own skin.

How we affect the community: Sycamore is an important Indianapolis community asset, one that serves to make our community stronger. Indianapolis public and private

companies and corporations are able to attract and retain talented employees because Sycamore exists for their children. We are educating kids for an unknown future–that’s why teaching them to think, both critically and creatively, and to love learning are the best gifts we can give them. There are few things we know about the future. We do know, however, that there will always be students who need schools like Sycamore. We have to be able to stimulate, educate and motivate our best and brightest, as they will become the leaders who will solve the problems of today and tomorrow. We begin that stimulation, motivation and engagement at school by involving our students in community service projects through which they identify and address the needs of our local community, as well as our world.

How you can help: Sycamore is a prime example of institutional evolution and an inspirational story of response to a need. We invite you to share your knowledge and understanding of what Sycamore School does with friends who may have a gifted learner.

Sycamore School 1750 West 64th Street Indianapolis, IN 46260 317.202.2500 Website: Facebook: @sycamoreschool.indy Twitter: @sycamoreschool

Diane Borgmann, Head of School, 317.202.2502

Duane Emery, Director of Enrollment Management, 317.202.2510

Holly Lee, Director of Advancement, 317.202.2504



Who we are: United Way of Central Indiana is a community of donors, advocates and volunteers who partner to design, support and grow systems that accelerate financial stability and upward mobility for individuals and families living in or near poverty and striving for a brighter future. What began as a citywide campaign to raise funds for relief agencies in 1918 has transformed into the ambitious community impact organization that creates, manages and invests in resources for sustainable solutions to our neighbors’ most stubborn barriers to overcoming generational poverty and achieving their full potential.

What we do: United Way of Central Indiana matches the significant needs of our community to the goals, interests and passions of central Indiana donors. United Way’s community impact work is focused on making high-quality education accessible to children, helping low-income families become financially stable, creating healthy environments for all residents, and supporting the basic needs of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Why we’re important: The concept of intergenerational social mobility (climbing out of poverty) lies at the heart of the American dream. Our national identity is based on a sense that the family into which one is born should not determine one’s prospects for the future, and, by climbing ladders of opportunity, each generation that follows can do better than the last. United Way’s work is focused on struggling households and how we can bring together community-based organizations to address the needs a family might be facing–access to a quality education, better employment opportunities, and basic needs in times of crisis.

How we affect the community: Today, more than 220,000 households in central Indiana are living in, or are one step away from, poverty. United Way is uniquely positioned to mobilize community-based organizations, government, corporations and individuals around specific strategies and public policies designed to move generations of Hoosiers to a better life.

How you can help: United Way invites all members of our community to join us by giving, advocating and volunteering to improve lives in central Indiana. When you give to the United Way of Central Indiana, you’re not just writing a check. You’re making an investment. And you see the return on that investment every time you step out your front door by way of safer streets; healthy, aspiring children; self-sustaining families; and an enhanced quality of life for everyone. Every gift makes an impact on our community. Your gift of time is also welcome. United Way makes volunteering fun, easy and meaningful for all individuals and groups.

United Way of Central Indiana 2955 North Meridian Street, Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46208 317.923.1466 Website: Facebook: @uwci Twitter: @uwci Instagram: @uwci

Fred Payne, President and CEO ,

Tanya Hand, Vice President of Major and Transformational Giving,



Who we are: Village of Merici provides independent, affordable housing and direct support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today’s population of adults with learning disabilities including Autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD, and Down Syndrome is growing. Over 5,000 adults live in the Indianapolis community with these obstacles, making the need for individual skills-building and affordable housing options a significant need.

What we do: Individuals supported by the Village of Merici receive direct help in the areas most needed to establish a foundation for living on one’s own. Support services are geared uniquely to each person’s needs with most services falling under the following categories:

• Housing

• Direct support services for independent living

• Employment and skills training

• Transportation

• Health and enrichment programs

• Community inclusion and self-advocacy

Why we’re important: Village of Merici recognizes the potential in each person, building-up and empowering those with disabilities to achieve independence through self-directed lives.

How we affect the community: With two new apartment projects underway in Lawrence and Carmel, the Village of Merici continues to grow! With a unique model for independent living, we believe all people can live in a home they choose and control, on their own or

with others they select. We focus on a person’s abilities rather than skill deficits and presume competence in the individual’s ability to live independently with appropriate support as needed. By partnering with affordable housing agencies and providing integrated services in the community, we help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their best life.

How you can help:

• Get to know us: Schedule a tour to learn more. We are located on the beautiful, historic military loop in Fort Harrison on the northeast side of Indianapolis.

• Volunteer: There are many ways to help with varying time commitments. You could work one-on-one as a mentor, provide transportation, teach a class, or help in the office. Volunteers are always appreciated.

• Donate: Help us give the gift of independence through your financial support.

Village of Merici 5707 Lawton Loop East Drive Indianapolis, IN 46216 317.292.9408 Website: Facebook: @villageofmerici Twitter: @villageofmerici

Colleen Renie, Executive Director,

Karyl Davis, Director of Development,



Who we are: Wheeler Mission is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization. Founded in 1893, Wheeler is the oldest continuously operating ministry of its kind in the state of Indiana.

What we do: Wheeler Mission provides critically needed goods and services to individuals experiencing homelessness, poverty, and need in central and south central Indiana without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national origin or religion. At Wheeler Mission we don’t attempt to cure homelessness and addiction. We address the deeper, root issues that cause them. Freedom then flows from the inside out.

In 2021, Wheeler:

• provided 318,112 meals

• gave 268,493 nights of safe shelter

• helped 10,832 men, women and children

Why we’re important:

• 553,742 people experienced homelessness throughout the U.S. on a given night (2018)

• 11% of the homeless population are veterans

• 38% of domestic violence victims will become homeless

• 33% of the homeless population suffers from untreated mental illness

Statistical sources:

• National Alliance To End Homelessness

• National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

• Family & Youth Services Bureau

• Treatment Advocacy Center

How you can help: Wheeler Mission mainly relies on donations from individuals in order to provide these services. To donate, please visit

Wheeler Mission

205 East New York Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 317.635.3575 Facebook: WheelerMission Instagram: @WheelerMission Twitter: @WheelerMission

Richard A. Alvis, President/CEO

Perry Hines, Chief Development Officer

Fritz Breisch, Chief Financial Officer

Colleen Gore, Chief Program Officer for Women

Terrence Harper, St., Chief Program Officer for Men

Contact info:

Generously donated by Jennifer Simon


Who we are: Women for Riley is a philanthropic group within Riley Children’s Foundation. This organization is made up of women who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Riley Children’s Health patients and families by making annual gifts and volunteering their talents.

What we do: We engage our members to become ambassadors for Riley Children’s Health by looking for opportunities to directly impact Riley patients and their families, endorsing the philosophy of family-centered care championed at the health system.

Why we’re important: Women for Riley works to provide for the health and well-being of children through support of the Riley Children’s Foundation and the work of Riley Children’s Health.

How we affect the community: We help raise awareness of Riley Children’s Health and increase philanthropic support of its programs and services through our extensive grants process and our marquee event, the annual Riley Prom held each spring. Currently, Women for Riley has over 125 active members. To date, we have awarded $1.55 million in grants to

Riley over the last thirteen years. In 2022 alone, we awarded $156,200 in grants to 22 programs. While our proms the last few years were virtual for our in-patient families due to COVID-19, we are planning a 2023 in-person event for our outpatient families. In addition, we will continue the virtual component for in-patient families. Women for Riley also created care packages for Riley Children’s Health team members experiencing the fatigue of the pandemic.

How you can help: If you are interested in applying for membership or want to learn more about our organization, please reach out to

Women for Riley 500 North Meridian Street, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 317.634.4474

Website: Facebook: Women for Riley Instagram: @WomenForRiley

Brenda Ewigleben, Riley Society Gift Officer,, 317.808.8594

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In Indiana, racing is in our DNA. So when planning your next fundraising event, consider “fundracing” with Miles Ahead. You will race against the clock and other drivers and teams in our electric-powered, Italian racing karts at speeds of up to 50 mph. We do all the work so that you can enjoy the event, not stress over it. And we can set up the race course in your own parking lot or other location of your choice. We bring the event to you!


November 2022

3-12 VonnegutFest, Hybrid, KVML, Indianapolis,

4 Taste – Indianapolis, IN – at

11 A Night of Miracles, Ritz Charles, 12156 North Meridian Street, Carmel, IN 46032; St. Mary's Early Childhood Center (

12 Best Buddies Champion of the Year Gala, Indiana Roof Ballroom, Indianapolis,

17 Legacy of Hope Breakfast, Ritz Charles, Carmel,

24 Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash, Thanksgiving morning, 9 a.m.,

28 The Art of Noticing | Veteran Workshop, KVML. Indianapolis,

December 2022

8 ISI Night at the Indianapolis Zoo, 5-9 p.m. Indianapolis Zoo,

8 Indiana Wish, Christmas in the Kitchen, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, 1 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204,

9-10 Christmas with the Ponies, 1350 Terry Drive, Plainfield, IN 46168,

19 What a Character?! | Veteran Workshop, KVML, Indianapolis,

January 2023

16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 23 And Then ... What? | VeteranWorkshop, KVML. Indianapolis,

February 2023 4 Sycamore Fundraising Auction, 11 Orchard's Centennial Auction "Cheers to 100 Years", 6:30 p.m., 502 East Event Centre, 502 E Carmel Dr, Carmel, IN 46032),

18 United Way’s ELEVATE: Brunch & Boogie, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Biltwell Event Center, 950 South White River Parkway West Dr.; Indianapolis, IN 46221, 22 Taste of Opera, Union 50, 620 N East St, Indianapolis, IN 46202 25 Brebeuf Jesuit Bistro, Indiana Roof Ballroom, 27 Poetry and the Meditative Mind | VeteranWorkshop, KVML. Indianapolis,


March 2023

10 Noble Evening in the Garden, 7-11 p.m., Indiana State Fairgrounds, information and tickets at

11 International Gala & Auction,

11 Red for our Kids, Lucas Estate West Pavilion, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.,

17 St. Patrick’s Day, KVML, Indianapolis,

23 Murder Mystery Dinner, Lucas Estate, Carmel,

27 He said. She said. They said. | Veteran Workshop, KVML. Indianapolis,

April 2023


World Autism Awareness Day,

16 Campus Superstar, Newfields, 4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208,

20 The Mutt Cup – A Spirited Cocktail Competition, Tinker House Events, 1101 E 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

21 Spring Soiree, Biltwell Event Center, 950 South White River Parkway West Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46221; St. Mary's Early Childhood Center (

21 11th Annual Republic Airways Plane Pull Gala, Lucas Estate, 1143 W 116th St., Carmel, IN 46032,

21 Christamore House Guild Book & Author Benefit Luncheon, 11 a.m.,


Mission Possible – Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art – dinner, with entertainment and fun for all,


Republic Airways Annual Airplane Pull at Republic Airways hangar, 3998 S Hoffman Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46241,

23 Earth Day at the J Community Celebration, JCC Indianapolis, Indianapolis,


Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Indianapolis, Celebration Plaza at White River State Park, Indianapolis,


Combustible Creativity | Veteran Workshop, KVML. Indianapolis,

TBA Late Spring (date TBA): Dining Out For Life, dining venues across Indianapolis,

May 2023

6 Indiana University Health Foundation, Rev 2023, Indianapolis Motor Speedway,


June 2023

6 United Way of Central Indiana’s Annual Celebration, 12-2 p.m., Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN, 46204,

8 Golf Outing, Prairie View Golf Course; 7000 Longest Drive, Carmel, IN 46033; St. Mary's Early Childhood Center (

12 The Village of Merici Charity Golf Classic,

19 Noble Golf Classic, Sagamore Golf Club, info and tickets at

19 Wheeler Mission's 100 Holes for the Homeless,

21 Monumental Yoga, Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204,

22 Putts for Paws, Prairie View Golf Club, Carmel,

23 United Way of Central Indiana’s Go All IN Day, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Multiple Volunteer Opportunities,

TBA Outside the Box Chip-In, River Glen Golf Course

July 2023

TBA Outside the Box - Megan’s Ride- Starts at Christ the Savior Lutheran Church in Fishers

4 Fourth of July, KVML, Indianapolis,

August 2023

31 Overdose Awareness Day,

September 2023


The Center Celebration 2023, The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Carter Green, Carmel, IN 46032,

23 Wheeler Mission's Strength In Our Streets,

24 Bourbon Bling Bowties Gala, 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Indianapolis Marriott North, 3645 River Crossing Pkwy, Indianapolis, IN 46240,

28 Raffle, Rick’s Café Boatyard, 4050 Dandy Trail, Indianapolis, IN 46254; Annual Raffle St. Mary's Early Childhood Center (

October 2023

TBA Trot 'n Treat, 1350 Terry Drive, Plainfield, IN 46168,

14 Grande Masquerade, JW Marriott, Indianapolis,


November 2023

TBA We will have a Spirit & Place Festival discussion, however the calendar has not yet been set by the Spirit & Place organizers. We know that it will be between November 3 and 13th.

Visit for more information

TBA Raising the Stakes for Noble, Crane Bay Event Center, info and tickets,

5-11 VonnegutFest, hybrid, KVML, Indianapolis,

10 Night of the Miracles - Details TBA at

23 Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash, Thanksgiving morning, 9 a.m.,

December 2023

TBA Christmas with the Ponies, 1350 Terry Drive, Plainfield, IN 46168,



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