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May Member Event Re-Cap

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On May 21, Giving Sum members laced up their trainers and hit the road for an inspirational event featuring guests from past Giving Sum Grant finalist, Back On My Feet. Back on My Feet is a national nonprofit organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living. We enjoyed a 1-mile walk/run with BOMF staff and runners and learned about the innovative work BOMF is doing with the homeless community in Indianapolis.

 

Indy in May at the Speedway Re-Cap

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Giving Sum had a grand day out at the opening of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Our May 11, 2013 fundraiser was a rousing success. Guests enjoyed fashionable transportation on Indy's brightest buses and were delivered to a private suite at the track for an afternoon featuring great people, food, drinks, and behind the scenes tours. Proceeds will support Giving Sum's operations and member outreach in 2013. Thanks to everyone who came out and made it such a great day!
 

Spring 2013 Events Re-Cap

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Giving Sum has had a busy spring! Our members have been active with community outreach and public events – plus we’ve had the privilege of hearing from some great speakers at our All Member Events!

 April 9 - Giving Sum members volunteered with the Lemonade Day Philanthropy Fair on April 9 – we joined our 2013 partner Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana to help produce a fun educational event that gave kids the opportunity to learn about giving and nonprofits in Indianapolis.

April 11 - Giving Sum had a great interactive discussion about education in Indianapolis at our All Member Event with Indy Star reporter Matthew Tully.

April 23 – Giving Sum was on the air! Volunteers manned the phone banks for WFYI’s pledge drive while President Ryan Brady and Travis DiNicola talked on air about Giving Sum during a drive time segment.

April 25 - Prospective and current members joined us at the Indianapolis Museum of Art for Giving Sum +IMA a new member recruitment event that included a special tour of the IMA’s landmark Ai Wei Wei show.

May 6 – Mayor Greg Ballard spoke candidly at our All Member Event and gave Giving Sum members the opportunity ask questions about what’s ahead for Indianapolis.

 

March Member Event Re-Cap: Athletes in Philanthropy

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Giving Sum's March 2013 Member Event Athletes in Philanthropy was all about living life to its fullest, on the court and off. Our special guests, Former IU and Pacer great Quinn Buckner and Indiana Fever WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings, shared how they took action to achieve their goals for their community through philanthropy and advocacy.

 

February Member Event Re-Cap: I (Heart) Giving

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On February 28, 2013, Giving Sum members, alumni, friends and community partners gathered for the first I (Heart) Giving Awards. We celebrated some amazing people in Indianapolis who are making an impact in the lives of others through their creativity, hard work, and commitment to making our city and the world a better place. Huge thanks to all the honorees and guests who came out for this fabulous event and worked to make it possible!

 

January Member Event Re-Cap: A Record Breaking Morning at Gleaners

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Dozens of Giving Sum members spent a January Saturday morning sorting food at Gleaners Food Bank for our first member event of the year. Several other community groups joined us to sort a record-breaking amount of donated food. Special thanks to everyone who braved the cold morning to join us - and if you weren't there, we missed you!

 

 

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