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Bold action rescues Joy’s House

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors The warning signs were out there, the proverbial perfect storm brewing on the horizon. And Cayla Rosine, the vice president of finance and operations at Joy’s House in Indianapolis, was worried. “We were drawing on our line of credit, and we’ve never done that before. This was serious,” said […]

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Why you need to know about donor-advised funds

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By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Michele Thomas Dole has spent her career helping others realize their philanthropic dreams. During the day, she is a senior trust officer at Fifth Third Private Bank. She advises clients about trust administration and estate planning, and builds client relationships to help accomplish their financial goals. For the past […]

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Mays Family Institute advances deep convictions

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors In December of 2014, Bill Mays’ obituary lauded his entrepreneurial savvy and financial skills. Not only had the Indianapolis businessman run successful companies, but he had supported over 100 others by sharing his time, talent and treasures. These weren’t his only accomplishments – he and his wife, Rose, were […]

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Make your move

By Pamela Clark, director of student services and admissions, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI Maybe it’s a faint but persistent thought that you’re ready for a new challenge. Maybe it’s the not-so-faint feeling that you want to give more of yourself to help others make meaningful change in their lives, or […]

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Are millennials rewriting philanthropy or is the general public?

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors It’s now a ubiquitous headline: Millennials are the largest generation. In 2016, they surpassed boomers at 79.8 million.  By 2020, those born from roughly 1980 to 2000 are projected to make up half of the workforce. For better or worse, millennials may be the most labeled, the most stereotyped […]

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Why major philanthropists are giving more money to just one cause

By William Foster and Alison Powell for Harvard Business Review In his recent Harvard Law Review opus, President Barack Obama highlighted the yawning opportunity for leaders on both sides of the political aisle to repair the criminal justice system, in part by changing sentencing laws and ending the “school-to-prison pipeline.” Despite the economic and social […]

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Foellinger Invited-Initiative: partnering with nonprofits

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Cheryl Taylor knows the effects of thoughtful, reflective grant giving. Since 2001, she’s been president of the Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation, whose mission since its founding in 1958 has been to strengthen organizations in Allen County that serve children and families, particularly those with the “greatest economic need and […]

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An overview of the Foellinger Foundation

Organization: Private charitable foundation created in 1958. Assets: Estimated $185.1 million market value (as of 8/31/2016 fiscal year-   end). Annual grants: Approximately $8 million grant payments (fiscal year 2016). Source of funds: Lifetime gifts from the late Helene R. Foellinger (1910-1987), owner and publisher of The News-Sentinel in Fort Wayne. Proceeds from the estates of […]

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Fundraising predictions for 2017

Fundraising in the UK received several hammer blows in 2016, on top of a continuation of strong negative currents for some income streams, and uncertainty over Brexit and worries over the US elections didn’t help our donors or trustees confidence either. The resultant mood around our Top Table gatherings of the leading fundraisers was sometimes […]

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