January 5, 2020
2020 Year in Review
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Nonprofits: Grappling with the Confusion of State Requirements
The Indy Chamber has promoted Ian Nicolini to chief operating officer. Nicolini previously served as vice president of Indianapolis economic development for the organization. — Inside Indiana Business
Indiana Donor Network has promoted Bradley Wiseman to manager of hospital services. Wiseman most recently served as recovery coordinator with the organ services team. — Inside Indiana Business
The Goodwill Foundation of Central & Southern Indiana has promoted Rachel Eble to vice president. Eble previously served as director of advancement for the organization. — Inside Indiana Business
Servants at Work (SAWs) has hired Tim Thurston as regional hub operations manager. Thurston previously worked in customer stewardship, business operations, and project management.
Lilly Endowment has awarded a total of $17.2 million in grants to 38 organizations working to mitigate the adverse human and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Marion County. This brings the total support provided by Lilly Endowment for COVID-related needs to nearly $208 million. The four grant categories are community and multi-service centers; organizations that support individuals experiencing homelessness and domestic violence; African American churches and grassroots organizations that help meet basic needs in vulnerable neighborhoods; and food banks. Read more

United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) has created a database of opportunities for volunteers looking to safely support community organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The opportunities range from supporting efforts at a food pantry to providing meals for frontline workers and assisting with assembly of furniture at a new clinic. Visit

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has been awarded a $196,140 grant by Lilly Endowment Inc. to develop a comprehensive master planning process addressing the museum’s role and value to neighboring communities in Indianapolis.

The Community Foundation of Elkhart County has approved more than $2.1 million in grants to dozens of nonprofits and programs. The grant categories include placemaking, kids and families and career pathways. Read more

Simon Youth Foundation has renamed its Simon Youth Community Scholarship program. The Shari Simon Greenberg Community Scholarship Program of the Simon Youth Foundation is in honor of the founding board member and vice chair. Read more

Early Learning Indiana has issued another round of Come Back Stronger Fund grants to Indiana child care providers. As a result of a $10 million award from Lilly Endowment, the nonprofit will distribute nearly $12 million in grants to Early Learning programs across the state. Early Learning Indiana previously awarded more than $13 million in Come Back Stronger Fund grants to more than 1,000 childcare programs in 2020. Read more

The National Association of Child and Youth Care Practice has recognized John Brandon, President of the Marion County Commission on Youth, with its Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes youth workers who have made sustained contributions. Christen Peterson and Erin Busk, both 21st Century Community Learning Center grant specialists for the Indiana Department of Education, were presented with the Dr. Carol Kelly Newcomers’ Award, which recognizes young professionals for their early achievements in the field of youth work. Read more
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Executive Director - Broad Ripple Village Association

Executive Director (Part-Time) - Watercolor Society of Indiana (WSI)

Executive Director - Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation


Development Coordinator - American Legion Auxiliary

Development Associate - Uplands PEAK Sanctuary

Manager of Grant Programs - Arts Council of Indianapolis


Operations Coordinator - Hendricks Regional Health Foundation

Director of Community Engagement - Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc.

Marketing /Communications/Events

Marketing Sales Coordinator - Indianapolis Zoo

Communications and Special Projects Coordinator - Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc.

Special Events Manager - Damien Center

Manager, Digital Marketing - Indiana Sports Corp

Event Coordinator - Indiana Sports Corp


VP, Finance & Operations – Minnetrista

Assistant Director of Finance - Ball State University


Youth Development Coordinator LEAD - Adult & Child Health

Clinical Hospital Coordinator, Franciscan Health Indianapolis - Cancer Support Community Central Indiana

Transition Manager – TeenWorks

Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinator - Beacon of Hope Crisis Center

Satellite Victim Advocate (Part-Time) - Beacon of Hope Crisis Center


Teaching Fellows - Indianapolis Teaching Fellows (ITF)

Teacher - New Song Mission


Pharmacist (new position) - Damien Center