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Lilly Endowment Reveals Arts and Cultural Initiative Grants
Lilly Endowment will grant nearly $49 million to 17 projects, undertaken by 18 grantees, in the hopes to energize our community and unleash its full creative potential.
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Lilly Endowment Elects John Lechleiter to Board
John Lechleiter, former chairman, president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company, has been elected to Lilly Endowment's Board of Directors. He joins the board effective December 1, 2018
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GIFT Initiative to Strengthen Indiana Community Foundations
Lilly Endowment is launching the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII), allocating $125 million to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve.
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Thriving in Ministry Grants to Help Pastors in Congregational Ministry
Through Thriving in Ministry, the Endowment has approved nearly $70 million in grants to 78 organizations across the United States to help support pastors in congregational ministry.
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Endowment Makes Second Round of Indiana K-12 School Counseling Grants
Lilly Endowment makes grants to strengthen counseling efforts for Indiana K-12 students. Schools in 49 of Indiana's 92 counties are now part of the Endowment's initiative to help improve school counseling.
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Endowment Issues 2017 Annual Report - Toward a Meaningful Future
June 25, 2018: Lilly Endowment's annual report highlights its founders’ belief that philanthropy at its best helps individuals live lives of meaning, encourages self-reliance, and nurtures their capacity to care for others and serve their communities.
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Fellowship Program Asks Indiana Educators to Dream Big
May 10, 2018: Lilly Endowment invites Indiana K-12 teachers, principals, school counselors and media specialists to explore the Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program.
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Endowment Elects Robert L. Smith as Vice President for Community Development
Mar. 28, 2018: Lilly Endowment announces that Robert L. Smith has been elected the Endowment’s vice president for community development. Smith succeeds Wallace “Ace” Yakey, Jr., retiring from the Endowment on June 30.
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16 Tech Announces Grant to Support Indianapolis Innovation District
March 22, 2018: The 16 Tech Community Corporation announced today a $38 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. that will help fund the initial development phase of the 16 Tech Innovation Community on the near northwest side of Indianapolis.
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Endowment Names New Program Director
February 12, 2018: Lilly Endowment has named Brent Lee a new program director in community development.
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Lilly Endowment Names 2018 Teacher Creativity Fellows
Now in its 31st year, Teacher Creativity Fellowships in 2018 are honoring 100 Indiana teachers, principals, school counselors, media specialists and librarians.
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Grants to Strengthen Agencies' Financial Sustainability
Jan. 8, 2018: Lilly Endowment has approved $80 million in grants for seven human services agencies that help individuals with disabilities and three agencies that help vulnerable children and youth – all based in central Indiana – to enhance their long-term sustainability.
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Initiative to Strengthen Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation
Jan. 4, 2018: Through a new initiative, Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation, the Endowment is encouraging ideas that uplift the unique and important role that arts and cultural organizations play in building strong communities.
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Initiative to Help Pastors Thrive in Congregational Ministry
Jan. 19, 2018: Lilly Endowment Inc. has launched a new national initiative to help clergy working in congregations thrive in their roles as pastoral leaders. Through Thriving In Ministry, the Endowment is inviting organizations that support clergy to participate in a national competitive initiative.
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Grants to Aid Hurricane Harvey, Irma Recovery Efforts
Sept. 20, 2017: Continuing its long-standing practice of supporting disaster relief and recovery efforts, Lilly Endowment has approved $30 million in grants in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
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Support for Marion County Neighborhood Renewal
Oct. 27, 2017: The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership has announced plans to invest $5 million to rehab abandoned houses and build new homes in three Marion County neighborhoods.
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Endowment Names New Vice President
Oct. 27, 2017: Lilly Endowment has named Julie Siegler its new vice president for administration.
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Endowment Approves School Counseling Grants
Oct. 26, 2017: Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants to 52 Indiana public school corporations and five Indiana charter schools to help them implement promising strategies to strengthen school counseling programs for their students.
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Opening Up Theology: Wabash College Engages High School Students
Aug. 2, 2017: This fall, as they return to high school, students are reflecting on their participation in High School Youth Theology Institutes offered this summer at colleges and universities across the nation, including Wabash College.
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Lilly Endowment Announces New Program Directors
Aug. 1, 2017: Lilly Endowment has named two new program directors. Ted Maple, president and CEO of Early Learning Indiana, and Susan Haber, an attorney with employment and consulting experience in the youth and child-welfare arenas, will work primarily with the Endowment’s programs in education.
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Lilly Endowment Names New Vice Presidents
July 20, 2017: Lilly Endowment has named two new vice presidents. Ben W. Blanton, a partner with Faegre Baker Daniels law firm in Indianapolis, will become vice president and general counsel. Peter A. Buck, the Endowment’s director of diversified investments, is now vice president for investments.
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Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
Feb. 21, 2017: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) has received a $10 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for the campaign to build the Education Center at The Wall. VVMF is the nonprofit organization that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) in 1982
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100 Indiana Educators Honored With Teacher Creativity Fellowships
Dec. 12, 2016: They spend the school year inspiring their students to inquire, discover and grow. Next summer 100 of Indiana’s K-12 educators will have the chance to nurture their own curiosity and development through Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowships.
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Grants to Strengthen Sustainability of Human Service Agencies
Jan. 13, 2017: Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved $100 million in grants to 15 human service organizations in Indiana to help them strengthen their long-term impact by building stronger financial futures.
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Planning Grants to Help Strengthen School Counseling Efforts
Jan. 20, 2017: Public school corporations and charter schools in Indiana are receiving planning grants through the Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students, a five-year effort to strengthen how schools help students prepare for academic, career and personal success.
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Counseling Initiative Aims to Strengthen K-12 Student Success
Sept. 30, 2016: Lilly Endowment Inc. is launching the Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students, a five-year effort that includes encouraging public school corporations and charter schools to explore how they help students prepare for academic, career and personal success.
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Initiative to Help Congregations Engage and Support Young Adults
Dec. 9, 2016: Lilly Endowment Inc. is launching a $19.4 million initiative to engage congregations to work with young adults in designing ministries that support and enrich their religious lives. The initiative will support creation of 12 networks for congregations around the country.
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United Way of Central Indiana deepens its commitment to strengthen early learning. Pre-K works, setting children up for success in kindergarten and long after! Kids need access to high-quality pre-k. #ECEMatters #alllin4prek
Pew Research Center Article
About half of U.S. adults have looked for a new religious congregation at some point in their lives and when they do, they look first for a place with strong preaching and true hospitality. These are some of the findings from Pew Research Center’s U.S. Religious Landscape Study, which received support from Lilly Endowment Inc.
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