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December 31, 2013

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - December 2013

by Jennifer Pope Baker

A monthly update from Women's Fund. This month we take a look back at 2013 and the impact you helped us make, as well as a look into 2014 and a promising future for women and girls.


December 26, 2013

Greatest Joys: Women’s Fund Grantees Share their Inspiration

by Women's Fund

Women's Fund grantee organizations were asked about their greatest joys in their work. Find out what motivates them to provide incredible service to women and girls day in and day out.


December 24, 2013

2013 in Review

by Women's Fund

2013 was a great year for Women's Fund. Here's just a snapshot of what we did, where we were and how we made an impact.


December 19, 2013

Getting to Know Jody DeFord

by Women's Fund

Meet Jody DeFord - OPTIONS alum, active Women's Fund volunteer, party planner, fashion blogger, and corporate counselor. Article written by Kelly Noga, OPTIONS Alumnae member.


December 17, 2013

NAWBO Visionary Awards

by Women's Fund

Women entrepreneurs were honored at the annual NAWBO-Indianapolis Visionary Awards luncheon -- and Women's Fund was there for the celebration.


December 12, 2013

Former Inmate and WF Friend Shares her Story

by Women's Fund

More than 100 women gathered to hear Krissy Bunch share her story about life inside - and now outside of the Indiana Women's Prison. Juliana Meyer, OPTIONS alum, Class 11, shared her insights following the year-end event.


December 10, 2013

Unique Ways Agencies Serve Women and Girls

by Julie Koegel

Grants Officer Julie Koegel reveals some unique and effective ways central Indiana nonprofits are strengthening their services to empower women and girls they serve.


December 5, 2013

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - November 2013

by Jennifer Pope Baker

A monthly update on November happenings at Women's Fund. This month focuses on how Women's Fund, with dollars invested by its donors, is giving to make a difference for women and girls in central Indiana.


December 3, 2013

Giving on #GivingTuesday

by Kelly Young

On #GivingTuesday, Kelly Young, OPTIONS alum, is reminded of her "giving plan" and shares how she feels better prepared to give.


November 26, 2013

Breaking $5 Million Mark Benefiting Women and Girls

by Women's Fund

Women’s Fund awards grants of $391,082; breaking the $5 million mark benefiting women and girls in our community. Find out the organizations that were awarded grants and how the grants will be used.


November 19, 2013

OPTIONS Comes to an End Bringing New Opportunities

by Women's Fund

Brooke Daunhauer reflects on her OPTIONS experience and shares some highlights from the past 10 months.


November 12, 2013

Risky Business

by Jennifer Pletcher

More than 1,000 women have received loans totally $1.4 million – 99% of which have been repaid and reinvested in the lives of other women. Jennifer Pletcher highlights the success of Grameen America in Indianapolis.


November 7, 2013

Dear Friends of Women's Fund - a letter from Julie Manning Magid and Jennifer Pope Baker

by Women's Fund

Your support of Women's Fund is making a difference in the lives of women and girls in central Indiana. Julie Manning Magid, Advisory Board Chair, and Jennifer Pope Baker, Executive Director, share an update on the year-to-date with friends of Women's Fund.


October 31, 2013

Women. Girls. Central Indiana - October 2013

by Women's Fund

A monthly update on October happenings at Women's Fund - and a look ahead at where you will find Women's Fund in November.


October 24, 2013

Kim, Teen Parent, Moves Toward Self-Sufficiency with Support from Project Home Indy

by Women's Fund

Kim is a 17-year-old teen parent working toward self-sufficiency with needed support from Project Home Indy. Learn more about Kim's story, her struggles, and how Project Home Indy has been able to help her overcome some of the barriers she has faced as a young parent. Part two of a two-part series on teen parents.


October 22, 2013

Edith Lopez, Young Parent, Learns the Ropes with Support from Future Promises

by Women's Fund

As a teen parent, Edith Lopez needed support. Future Promises, a program of Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, was able to provide needed educational and emotional support as Edith became a parent, in addition to high school student. Part one of a two-part series on teen parents.


October 17, 2013

Generational Philanthropy

by Women's Fund

Angela E. White, CFRE, explores the topic of how parents can instill the spirit of philanthropy in their children.


October 15, 2013

Women Build Builds Dreams

by Kelly Young

A group from Women's Fund helped on the Women Build this weekend: "building hope, building dreams and building lives, one family at a time."


October 10, 2013

Children's Museum Guild Visits Grantee

by Women's Fund

Melanie Fitzgerald shares her experience with The Children's Museum Guild and the fun of visiting Women's Fund grantees.


October 8, 2013

Women's Fund Explores Affordable Housing

by Julie Koegel

Women's Fund and 31 grantee agencies explored affordable housing options during its recent Agency Forum. This blog highlights some ideas and work being done to address this issue.


October 1, 2013

OPTIONS Visits Exodus Refugee Immigration

by Women's Fund

OPTONS classmate, Sara Fichtner, talks about her recent site visit to Exodus Refugee Immigration and how she reflected on her own mother's journey to the U.S.


September 26, 2013

Meet Lucy Aquilano: Community Volunteer and Philanthropist

by Women's Fund

Lucy Aquilano has been involved with Women's Fund in many ways since her participation in OPTIONS Class 4. Meet Lucy, read about her community engagement, and find out a couple of surprising things about her. Article written by Kelly Noga, OPTIONS Alumnae member.


September 19, 2013

Tim Bowling, Piano Tuner: the Notes Keep Playing

by Women's Fund

Tim Bowling, A Tune Above, shares a beautiful letter reflecting on what his involvement as Piano Tuning Sponsor for the GO Ahead & Play project has meant to him. Tim shares that he has learned about so much more than public art and music, he has learned about our community.


September 17, 2013

Namaste: OPTIONS Alumnae, yoga, and Indiana Women's Prison

by Women's Fund

Emi Osterhaus, OPTIONS Alumnae member, Class 11, reflects on a recent event for OPTIONS Alumnae members to meet and learn moves from Statia Murphy, yoga instructor at Indiana Women's Prison. Yoga plays an important role with many offenders at Indiana Women's Prison - and proves challenging in unique ways.


September 12, 2013

Celebrating the GO Ahead & Play Spirit!

by Jennifer Pletcher

GO: Give Back students have a lot to celebrate, after leading the GO Ahead & Play project. Jennifer Pletcher highlights the older students' celebration and reflection on the project and gives insight into the younger students' educational session during GO sessions last weekend.


September 10, 2013

Lessons Learned While Lacing Up for My First 5K with My Daughter

by Kelly Young

A blogger, OPTIONS Alumnae and mother of two shares lessons learned while lacing up and training for her first 5k with her daughter.


September 5, 2013

Getting Down to Business with Carin McBroom

by Kelly Young

“Getting Down to Business” is our monthly feature of female entrepreneurs in central Indiana. This month, we are excited to introduce you to Carin McBroom, owner of Kern Graphic Design, mother of twins and Women's Fund volunteer.


August 30, 2013

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - August 2013

by Jennifer Pope Baker

Jennifer was asked about her favorite story of GO Ahead & Play, and it is impossible to share just one. I am going to use this opportunity to share some great stories with you... in no particular order


August 29, 2013

Camp Dellwood is Educational and Fun

by Women's Fund

Shelli McDonald, OPTIONS Alumnae member, Class 10, shares her take on a recent trip to Girl Scouts of Central Indiana's Camp Dellwood. She learned that Dellwood offers much more than camping experiences for girls. Find out more...


August 27, 2013

Happy (belated) Women's Equality Day

by Abigail Coleman

Women's Equality Day was August 26. What progress have women made, and what challenges must we continue to address?


August 22, 2013

How can Twitter help you be a better volunteer and donor?

by Women's Fund

Guest post by Angela White, Senior Consultant and CEO, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates. Twitter can be a very effective source of information that helps you make smart volunteer and giving choices.


August 20, 2013

We Are Glad You Played!

by Abigail Coleman

We are glad you joined us to play through the GO Ahead & Play public art project. Thanks far and wide to those who joined us in this amazing community experience.


August 15, 2013

Three Days Left to GO Ahead & Play

by Abigail Coleman

Only three days remain to GO Ahead & Play 20 pianos transformed by local artists: don't miss out! You don't need to know how, just play and enjoy!


August 13, 2013

Forest Manor Multi-Service Center is a Hub for Indianapolis' East Side

by Women's Fund

F. Brooke Dunn, OPTIONS Alumnae - Class 12 and Revenue Manager, Gene B. Glick Company, reflects on a recent visit to Forest Manor Multi-Service Center - Women's Fund grantee and host to a GO Ahead & Play piano.


August 8, 2013

The Beat Goes On

by Abigail Coleman

A few highlights from the past few days of GO Ahead & Play


August 7, 2013

Piano Donations

by Women's Fund

We are so grateful to the many people who have inquired about donating their piano to GO Ahead & Play. Because this is a one-time project, we do not have the need for any more pianos...


August 6, 2013

Erika D. Smith: Indy's piano project strikes a chord for art appreciation

by Women's Fund

The Indianapolis Star article by Erika D. Smith on public art and GO Ahead & Play as an example for how this could work in Indianapolis.


August 6, 2013

Story Telling with Pianos

by Abigail Coleman

Each GO Ahead & Play piano tells a story... and it turns out, each of these pianos on public display is helping to create new stories, all across central Indiana.


August 5, 2013

GO Ahead & Play - Indy Style Show

by Women's Fund

GO Ahead & Play interview with Andi Hauser, Jennifer Pope Baker and artist Charity Counts on Indy Style, WISH-TV 8.


August 3, 2013

Go ahead and play (a piano!)

by Women's Fund

GO Ahead & Play interview with Jennifer Pope Baker and GO student Reagan on WFXN-59.


August 2, 2013

Indianapolis invited to 'GO Ahead and Play'

by Women's Fund

Coverage of the launch of Women's Fund GO Ahead & Play by WTHR 13 and John Duong.


August 1, 2013

Piano art: Indianapolis project brings music to the streets

by Women's Fund

Article about GO Ahead & Play in The Indianapolis Star by Betsy Reason.


August 1, 2013

Accept the Challenge: GO Ahead & Play today!

by Abigail Coleman

Starting today, you can visit 20 beautiful, artistic pianos throughout public places in Indianapolis and Carmel.


August 1, 2013

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - August 1, 2013

by Jennifer Pope Baker

GO Ahead & Play launches August 1-18 - an opportunity to enjoy 20 pianos artistically transformed by local artists throughout Indianapolis and Carmel. Read an update on the project including recent events, media coverage, and more.


August 1, 2013

Pianos on public display around Indianapolis

by Women's Fund

Coverage of the August 1 launch of Women's Fund GO Ahead & Play by WRTV 6 and David Franklin.


August 1, 2013

Pianos placed in Indy for public use

by Women's Fund

Coverage of the August 1 launch of Women's Fund GO Ahead & Play by WISH-TV 8 and David Barras.


July 30, 2013

It's not all about pianos and yarn.

by Women's Fund

Annette Marino shares her perspective in being involved with the GO Ahead & Play project. Annette - or Stockannette - and The Yarnburners transformed a piano by "yarnbombing" it, or knitting and crocheting a cover with pink and white yarn. Visit their piano in front of Emmis Communications on Monument Circle, August 1-18.


July 30, 2013

FOCUS: GO Ahead & Play

by Women's Fund

FOCUS interview with Angela Cain and Abigail Coleman about GO Ahead & Play on WTHR 13.


July 27, 2013

GO Ahead & Play Art Display

by Women's Fund

Interview with Nicole Pence and Jennifer Pope Baker on WTHR 13.


July 25, 2013

Teens become Artists as they GO Wild for Tape!

by Jennifer Pletcher

GO: Give Back 6th-12th grade students are not only leading GO Ahead & Play... they have become artists, in partnership with Project Home Indy residents, as they transformed a piano using only Duck Tape - and teamwork!


July 23, 2013

One Day, Two Great Events!

by Abigail Coleman

One day, two not-to-miss GO Ahead & Play piano preview events, this Saturday July 27th!


July 18, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Piano #12's Artistic Transformation

by Abigail Coleman

GO Ahead & Play Piano #12 has undergone an amazing transformation since its first appearance on the blog in June. See photos of its artist Angie Brooks' beautiful work and hear from Piano #12 as it narrates the last several weeks in the workshop.


July 16, 2013

Getting Down to Business with Karen Gentleman and Gentleman McCarty

by Kelly Young

"Getting Down to Business" is our monthly feature of female entrepreneurs in cental Indiana. This month, we are excited to feature Karen Gentleman, owner of Gentleman McCarty and one of the "founding mothers" of Women's Fund.


July 11, 2013

Connecting the Dots

by Kristen Merritt

A reflection on the artistic process as Women's Fund GO Ahead & Play artists wrap up their work in the Women's Fund Workshop. This week, meet artists Sheryl Smith Hays and Aaron Underwood.


July 9, 2013

OPTIONS Explore Refugees Through Book Club and Exodus Refugee Immigration

by Women's Fund

OPTIONS Alumnae, Lynne Bir, shares her thoughts and lessons learned following the OPTIONS Alumnae book club event - an event that explored the issue of women refugees.


July 2, 2013

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - June 2013

by Jennifer Pope Baker

A monthly update of happenings at Women's Fund of Indiana - June, 2013.


June 27, 2013

Serendipity...

by Kristen Merritt

This week at the Women's Fund Workshop, read about who has finished their pianos, what food has been a source of bonding, and featured artists, Cathy Morris and Sara Pugh


June 25, 2013

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

by Abigail Coleman

Child care challenges, limited options, and expenses that often come with quality care cause many parents (especially working mothers) to be "between a rock and a hard place".


June 20, 2013

12 Days to Go...

by Kristen Merritt

The countdown of the artists' last days in the Women's Fund Workshop is short, as only 12 days remain. This week, meet Ash Robinson, Megan Kirby, and Charity Counts and see photos of their fabulous work.


June 18, 2013

Girls Can Be CEOs, Astronauts and Moms

by Kelly Young

NASA just announced their latest selection of astronauts and four of the eight are women. I'm so glad their graduating commencement speaker didn't tell them not to be a CEO. Find out who said that, the conversations it has sparked and why this blogger believe girls can be CEOs, astronauts and moms.


June 13, 2013

A Study in Opposites

by Kristen Merritt

GO Ahead & Play features artists of many types! This week, meet JanettMarie and Annette Marino.


June 10, 2013

Visiting a Center Where Neighbors Help Neighbors

by Julie Koegel

Julie K. Koegel, Grants Officer for Women's Fund of Central Indiana, shares some information about a recent visit to Southeast Community Services, where the group learned more about a program designed to break the cycle of crime and self-sufficiency among female ex-offenders.


June 6, 2013

A Summer Must: Meet Piano #12 (and its artist Angie Brooks)

by Abigail Coleman

Piano #12: a personality of its own. Meet #12, learn about this GO Ahead & Play piano's journey from the Eckel family home to the Women's Fund Workshop, and learn about the artist transforming #12 for public display.


June 4, 2013

Changing the Conversation about Rape – What parents need to do to protect their children from being raped or becoming a rapist

by Women's Fund

Anita M. Carpenter and Karen A. Duncan, Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, share a special feature blog on the depth, pervasiveness, and complexity of rape culture within our society. Learn about this issue among teens and young adults, including victim blaming and the role of social media, and read steps of how parents can take deliberate measures to help prevent rape from occurring.


May 31, 2013

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - May 2013

by Jennifer Pope Baker

A monthly update on happenings at Women's Fund.


May 30, 2013

Karma in Action

by Kristen Merritt

The Women's Fund GO Ahead & Play project demonstrates Karma through the work of so talented artists giving generously of their time and talent. Meet Jamie Price and Erin Salewicz


May 28, 2013

Getting Down to Business with Elaine Bedel and Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc.

by Kelly Young

"Getting Down to Business" is our monthly feature of female entrepreneurs in cental Indiana. This month, we are excited to feature Elaine Bedel, president and founder of Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc., speaker, author, advocate, world traveler and Advisory Board Vice Chair of Women's Fund.


May 23, 2013

How Many People Does it Take to Create Art?

by Kristen Merritt

People age 3-73 joined GO: Give Back students to transform a piano for GO Ahead & Play at the Broad Ripple Art Fair last weekend... Which begs the question - how many people does it take to create art?


May 21, 2013

30 years ago – from Diet Coke to Women’s Leadership and a Few Things in Between

by Women's Fund

Angela E. White, CFRE, reflects on the past 30 years - all of its changes, opportunities... and Diet Coke.


May 16, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen... Start Your Glue Guns!

by Women's Fund

1st-5th grade GO: Give Back students use their creativity to begin transforming a piano into a "Hidden Objects" seek and find. See a sneak peak of their work from last weekend and read the students' reactions.


May 14, 2013

Getting to Know Wendy Yerkes

by Women's Fund

Each month, Women's Fund will introduce you to one of our dedicated supporters through a Q & A series. This month, it's our pleasure to introduce you to Wendy Yerkes - one of our first board members, a mother of two, a community volunteer, a mentor, a tutor and a passionate pet lover.


May 9, 2013

A Steady Pace...

by Kristen Merritt

Read how GO Ahead & Play artists may have something in common with last week's Mini Marathon participants, and get to know artists Pam Fraizer and Cheryl Lorance.


May 7, 2013

Simple Ways to Improve Health Your Today!

by Women's Fund

Caroline Gleason Dutkanych, OPTIONS Alumna and Vice President of Development at Joy's House, reports on a recent OPTIONS Alumnae Medical Panel event. Read the health tips she learned, including five simple ways to improve your health today!


May 2, 2013

Introducing Angelina Fielding and Nancy Peterson, GO Ahead & Play Artists

by Kristen Merritt

Kristen Merritt, Women's Fund Workshop Manager for the GO Ahead & Play project, introduces two piano artists, Angelina Fielding and Nancy Peterson, and their unique inspiration.


April 30, 2013

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - April 2013

by Jennifer Pope Baker

A monthly update on happenings at Women's Fund, from site visits to Alternatives Incorporated in Anderson, The Julian Center by Perspectives participants and Indiana Women's Prison by OPTIONS participants, to updates on GO Ahead & Play and Equal Pay Day.


April 25, 2013

Meeting Women I Could Know: My Visit to Indiana Women’s Prison

by Women's Fund

Becca Hanson, OPTIONS 13 class member and Owner, 14 Districts, reflects on a recent site visit to Indiana Women's Prison. Read what surprised her and learn something new about incarcerated women.


April 23, 2013

Too Many Children are Victims

by Abigail Coleman

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In this blog post, Abigail explores the issue and asks the question: will you help?


April 18, 2013

Getting Down to Business: Kari Strolberg and Eventful Marketing Solutions

by Kelly Young

“Getting Down to Business” is our new monthly feature of female entrepreneurs in central Indiana. This month, we are excited to introduce you to Kari Strolberg, owner of Eventful Marketing Solutions and partner in Detail + Design. We caught up with her during her busy season (she's the event planner for Komen Indy Race for the Cure and several Indy 500 events) to find out more about one of Indy's top special event planners.


April 16, 2013

When Tragedy Strikes, Philanthropic Spirit Prevails

by Abigail Coleman

As a mother, past half marathoner, and concerned citizen, Abigail shares her thoughts on the tragedy that struck the city of Boston yesterday.


April 9, 2013

Equal Pay Day

by Kelly Young

Today is Equal Pay Day - but it's not a day to celebrate. Women still get paid significantly less than men. Find out more about the pay gap, why it's important and what we can do to help raise awareness.


April 4, 2013

Getting to Know Melina Kennedy

by Women's Fund

Each month, Women's Fund will introduce you to one of our dedicated supporters through a Q & A series. This month, it's our pleasure to introduce you to Melina Kennedy - a mother, community volunteer, communications professional, advocate for women and girls, and former competitive figure skater who still loves to skate.


April 2, 2013

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - March 2013

by Jennifer Pope Baker

From visits to Dress for Success Indianapolis and La Plaza to discussions about feminism and GO Ahead & Play activity, March was an action-packed month for Women's Fund.


March 28, 2013

Knowledge is Power: La Plaza Students Open Doors to Possibilities

by Women's Fund

Jennifer Hutchinson, La Plaza Mother-Daughter Program Coordinator, writes a personal insight into the positive progress and growth of middle school girls participating in programs she facilitates.


March 26, 2013

La Plaza: An Important Link for the Latino Community

by Abigail Coleman

A visit to La Plaza shows the vital role the organization plays for the entire Latino community in the Indianapolis-area, and also the opportunities it provides through programs like the Mother-Daughter Program, serving middle school-aged girls and their mothers.


March 21, 2013

Getting to Know Lynne Bir

by Women's Fund

Each month, Women's Fund will introduce you to one of our dedicated supporters through a Q & A series. This month, it's our pleasure to introduce you to Lynne Bir - a community volunteer, marketing professional, ex-officio Advisory Board member, OPTIONS 9 alumnae member, and an avid swimmer, running and triathlete.


March 19, 2013

Freeze Frame: March Photos of the Month!

by Abigail Coleman

A few favorite photos of the month, from GO students live on the set to OPTIONS participants in a group, from a strong and successful businesswoman to a bit of inspiration.


March 14, 2013

Michelle: A Hardworking Mother in Poverty Struggling to Survive

by Women's Fund

Emily Hebert Groves, OPTIONS Class 13 member and Community Volunteer, explains services provided by Dress for Success Indianapolis, as she learned on a recent OPTIONS site visit, and how the story of Michelle and her personal struggles resonated personally with her.


March 12, 2013

Celebrating Women's History Month

by Kelly Young

Happy Women's History Month! Here are a few of my favorite links and stories making news in honor of women this month.


March 6, 2013

Getting Down to Business: Natalie Wolfe, owner of 10-01 Food & Drink

by Kelly Young

“Getting Down to Business” features female entrepreneurs in central Indiana. This month, we are excited to introduce you to Natalie Wolfe, owner of 10-01 Food & Drink, in Broad Ripple, advocate, busy mother of three and OPTIONS Class 11 Alumnae.


March 5, 2013

Coburn Place Safe Haven: a Safe Home and a New Start

by Women's Fund

Crystal Livers-Powers, Community Volunteer and Women's Fund Communications Advisory Committee member, shares her perspective on a recent site visit to Coburn Place Safe Haven. Learn how she connected her mother's advice to her experience on the visit.


February 28, 2013

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - February 2013

by Jennifer Pope Baker

A monthly update on happenings from Women's Fund: grants guidelines now available, Vice Chair Elaine Bedel receives distinguished award, GO Ahead & Play full steam ahead with many great sponsors and developments, and congratulations to Ann Murtlow, newly-named CEO of United Way of Central Indiana.


February 26, 2013

GO Kids Give, Receive and Play

by Jennifer Pletcher

Jennifer H. Pletcher, Educational Consultant for GO: Give Back - a philanthropy education program, shares some insight into GO and GO Ahead & Play.


February 20, 2013

Insights Into Issues Facing Women & Girls

by Julie Koegel

Julie K. Koegel, Grants Officer for Women's Fund of Central Indiana, shares some valuable insight into issues facing women and girls.


February 19, 2013

Trends for 2013 - What's Trending for You?

by Women's Fund

After googling "2013 trends for women," Angela E. White, CFRE, has decided to focus on leadership and impact trends rather than fashion and beauty. Read what inspired her to do so - and why she hopes you will join her.


February 13, 2013

Getting to Know Lily Pai

by Women's Fund

Each month, Women's Fund will introduce you to one of our dedicated supporters through a Q & A series. This month, it's our pleasure to introduce you to Lily Pai - an architect & design consultant, volunteer, ex-officio Advisory Board member, OPTIONS 12 alumnae member, and award-winning jewelry-maker.


February 12, 2013

Freeze Frame: Photos of the Month!

by Abigail Coleman

See a some great photos of Women's Fund activity, and inspiration, over the past month.


February 7, 2013

Getting Down to Business: Becca Hanson and 14 Districts

by Kelly Young

“Getting Down to Business” is our new monthly feature of female entrepreneurs in central Indiana. This month, we are excited to introduce you to Rebecca Hanson, owner of 14 Districts, world traveler, OPTIONS Class 13 member and fashion extraordinaire.


February 5, 2013

In It for the Long Haul

by Women's Fund

Sara Fichtner, OPTIONS Class 13 member and Divisional Grant Coordinator, The Salvation Army, shares her insights and take-aways from a recent visit to Concord Neighborhood Center.


February 2, 2013

Invest in the Ripple Effect

by Women's Fund

Julie Manning Magid shares an opinion piece with the Indianapolis Business Journal on the importance and benefits of increasing women's presence on boards.


February 1, 2013

Women's Fund GO Ahead & Play: Call for Artists

by Women's Fund

Women's Fund of Central Indiana is seeking artists to decorate pianos for a student-led public art project, GO Ahead & Play. Applications are due by February 28, 2013, at 12 p.m.


February 1, 2013

Women’s Fund Announces Invitation to Artists to Help Bring Pop-Up Pianos to Life

by Women's Fund

Women’s Fund Announces Invitation to Artists to Help Bring Pop-Up Pianos to Life as Part of its Student-Led GO Ahead & Play Project.


January 31, 2013

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - January 2013

by Jennifer Pope Baker

A monthly update on Women's Fund happenings from Jennifer Pope Baker, Executive Director.


January 28, 2013

Diving Into OPTIONS

by Women's Fund

Sara Richey, OPTIONS Class 13 member and Community Volunteer, shares her take on the first OPTIONS Class - from diving into a pool to peeling an orange!


January 24, 2013

Volunteer to Make a Difference: Mentor at IPS

by Women's Fund

Mentoring is an important way to build a child's confidence and success. Read for a special opportunity to volunteer as a mentor for girls at an IPS school!


January 22, 2013

Are We Standing Up to Violence?

by Abigail Coleman

Learn about the Violence Against Women Act, which was not renewed this year, what this means for domestic violence and sexual assault victims and our community, and how you can help.


January 17, 2013

My First OPTIONS Class: Laughter and Inspiration

by Women's Fund

Ali Birge, OPTIONS 13 member and Senior Vice President, Development & Finance, Pedcor Investments, shares her awe, inspiration, and amusement in meeting the women of her class on January 15.


January 16, 2013

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Announces 2013 Advisory Board Members

by Women's Fund

Women's Fund announces new Advisory Board members: Brenda S. Horn, Anita Joshi, MD, Melina Kennedy, and Wendy V. Yerkes. Ex-Officio members Lynne Bir and Jennifer Rawe also join, and Julie Manning Magid continues as Chair and Elaine E. Bedel, CFP, as Vice Chair.


January 15, 2013

Highlights from OPTIONS 13 Welcome Event

by Women's Fund

Andrea Kleymeyer, OPTIONS Alumnae, Class 12, and Marketing Director, Indiana Design Center, shares OPTIONS Class 13 welcome event highlights and greetings for class members, whose first class is today.


January 14, 2013

Women’s Fund Donates $4,000 to Dove Recovery House Following Fire

by Women's Fund

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana donated $4,000 to Dove Recovery House last week following a January 5 fire that damaged its basement and displaced 17 residents and a staff member. The funds are being used to defray emergency expenses to allow the women to stay at an extended stay hotel while repairs are made to the House.


January 11, 2013

You Can Help Women Whose Home was Destroyed by Fire

by Abigail Coleman

Dove Recovery House, local home for women overcoming addiction and substance abuse, caught fire this week. Learn more including how you can help.


January 9, 2013

New Year! New Blogs!

by Kelly Young

The New Year offers exciting new opportunities - including some new ideas for the Women's Fund blog. Find out what we have in store for this space - and share your ideas too.


January 1, 2013

Reflecting on 2012

by Kelly Young

A look at 2012 through some great photos.


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