• Welcome

    On behalf of the Library and the Library Foundation, we are excited to share what was achieved in 2012 by working together to strengthen an already great public library.

    "I love this place because it might be one of the only places where anyone from anywhere can come in and learn as much as they want without ever paying a dime! Free education, baby!"

    Following a year of unprecedented citizen support, the Library restored service hours and refocused its efforts in support of early childhood literacy, lifelong learning and enhanced technology to meet patrons' evolving needs. The impressive list of community donors in this report is testimony to their belief in the transformative power of learning. From a child's first book or a job hunter's new-found computer skills to a senior's discovery of downloadable eBooks, the Library empowers individuals with the ability to think, discover, share and celebrate.

    As a proud partner in our dynamic community, the Library developed online digital products to help preserve the history of Indianapolis, participated in the Sister City program through staff exchanges to China and Germany, and opened our doors to the celebration of Super Bowl XLVI. With generous private support for Ready to Read, the Summer Reading Program and other initiatives, the Library's commitment to young people represents an investment in the future of Indianapolis.

    The Library surpassed 2011 measurements in circulation, patron visits, computer use and programming. Recommendations implemented from a long overdue compensation and classification study will improve competitiveness in attracting and retaining talented staff.

    Because of the dedication of staff and Board members, the Library will continue to ensure open and equal access to its free resources with innovative and multi-platform deliveries of service. However, with more than 4 million visitors in 2012, it's apparent that the physical presence of the Library will be a tradition maintained, especially as its role as a civic "place" is solidified.

    Let us say thank you for your support, as we strive to make your public library a relevant and essential part of your life.

     

    Jim Lingenfelter
    President, The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees

    Jackie Nytes
    CEO, The Indianapolis Public Library

    Danny R. Dean
    President, The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation

    Susan Brock Williams
    Chair, The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation Board of Directors

    Jim Lingenfelter, Jackie Nytes, Danny R. Dean, Susan Brock Williams
  • Statistics & Finances

     

    2012 Service Statistics

    Patron Visits
    4.2 million
    (8% increase over 2011)

    Circulation
    15.5 million
    (5.8% increase)

    New Borrowers
    36,172
    (16.4% increase)

    Computer Use
    (Session Hours)
    1.03 million
    (7.9% increase)

    Web Branch Visits
    10.1 million
    (6.8% increase)

    Outreach
    Mobile Visits

    4,090
    (12% decrease)

    Reference Transactions
    661,115
    (1% increase)

    Library Programs
    11,266
    (13.6% increase)

    Program Attendance
    251,228
    (16% increase)

    Community Meetings & Events
    3,050

    Boy using computer

    "An amazing library! I feel like there are so many books and computers that my kids get smarter just walking next to them, like intellectual osmosis."

    Circulation by Format

    Books 64.25%

    DVDs 21.53%

    CDs 7.19%

    Audiobooks 4.11%

    eBooks 2.21%

    eAudio 0.70%


    Free eBooks downloaded from the Library's Collection

    2012 342,683

    2011 129,107


     



    Librarian and boy

    Board of Trustees - 2012

    Jim Lingenfelter, President
    Dorothy Crenshaw, Vice President
    Robert J. Bonner, Secretary
    Jason D. Dudich
    Kostas A. Poulakidas
    Thomas S. Shevlot
    Jeff Smith

    The Indianapolis Public Library
    Tax Rates 2012 2011
    Library Operations 0.1003 0.0947
    Debt Services 0.0278 0.0220
    *Capitol Project Fund 0.0000 0.0017
    Total 0.1281 0.1184
    *The CPF was combined with the Operating Fund in 2012.

    Revenues

    $47,447,922

     
    Property Taxes $37,939,815

     
    Intergovernmental $7,112,747

     
    Charges for Services $189,340

     
    Fines & Fees $1,203,082

     
    Miscellaneous $1,002,938

    Cash basis of accounting (unaudited)

    Library Revenues

     

    Expenditures

    $45,217,351

     
    Personal Services $20,460,274

     
    Supplies $1,131,391

     
    Other Services & Charges $7,649,200

     
    Library Materials $5,839,219

     
    Capital $56,841

     
    Debt $10,026,426

    Library Expenditures

     

    The Better Business Bureau maintains that at least 65 percent of a charity's expenditures should be for program expenses. With program expenses equaling 74 percent, the Library Foundation exceeds that benchmark.

    Girl with globes

    Board of Directors - 2012

    Susan Brock Williams, Chair
    Thomas N. Hutchinson, Vice Chair
    Michael E. Farmer, Treasurer
    Florrie Binford Kichler, Secretary
    Bryce H. Bennett, Jr.
    Diane Herndon Borgmann
    Robert J. Brody
    Gary D. Cohen
    Jeffrey S. Cohen
    Andrea Cranfill
    Dorothy R. Crenshaw
    Tracy Haddad
    Jane Henegar
    Robert Herzog
    Michael B. Joyce
    Melissa C. Martin
    Patricia Franks Miller
    Richard H. Nelson
    Jeffery J. Qualkinbush
    Aarti Shah
    Dennis M. Sponsel
    Maria Weber
    Zeff A. Weiss
    John D. Wilson
    Jackie Nytes, Library CEO
    Danny R. Dean, Library Foundation President

    The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation
    Balance Sheet (unaudited)
    Assets
    Cash & Equivalents $1,320,172
    Receivables & Other $2,061,386
    Inventory, Prepaid & Fixed Assets-Net $134,218
    Investments $15,947,313
    Total $19,463,089
    Liabilities & Net Assets
    Accounts Payable $58,945
    Accrued Liabilities $24,650
    Net Assets $19,379,494
    Total $19,463,089

    Revenues

    $4,657,121

     
    Contributions $2,669,914

     
    Booksales $257,459

     
    Planned Giving $120,937

     
    Other $16,248

     
    Investment Income $784,019

     
    Realized/Unrealized Investment Gains $808,544

    Foundation Revenues

     

    Expenses

    $2,976,400

     
    Programming $2,211,206

     
    Fundraising $384,894

     
    Management $380,300

    Foundation Expenditures

     

  • Mission & Vision

    Indianapolis Public Library locations

    Map of library locations

    Our Mission

    The Indianapolis Public Library is the community's place to access essential information resources, technology, programs and services; foster reading and learning; and promote the social, economic, recreational and lifelong learning interests of its diverse population.

    Our Vision

    The Indianapolis Public Library will continue to be one of the best library systems in the United States as measured by its responsiveness and relevance to the community's information and learning needs, the excellent stewardship of its resources and the high-quality service it delivers to the public.

     

  • Programming

    Father with daughter reading together

    The Library Foundation provided $232,063 in support of the Summer Reading Program. Presenting sponsor Indiana Members Credit Union teamed up with 120 additional sponsors to provide prizes and support for fun workshops and other reading activities.

    yours to learn

    The 93rd annual Summer Reading Program attracted 58,368 children and families, the highest participation level in eight years. This year's theme, "Gear Up for Good," allowed children to learn about community philanthropy by donating supplies earned from their reading activity to Indy Backpack Attack. A new component to the Summer Reading Program, "Earn and Learn," saw 1,602 children "pay down" outstanding fines and fees through reading. It was a unique way to re-engage young ones in reading and to encourage them to become regular Library users.

    Mayor Greg Ballard and City-County Councillor Steve Talley

    Mayor Greg Ballard and City-County Councillor Steve Talley announced the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre Fund to endow future children's programming at the Library.

    The Library's Ready to Read initiative introduces language concepts and reading fundamentals to babies and preschoolers. A major program component, On the Road to Reading, saw librarians conduct 358 storytime programs each month at home daycares and faith-based centers in low-to-moderate income areas, serving 19,133 children during the entire year.

    Generous gifts by The Herbert Simon Family Foundation, The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Friends of the Library and other donors allowed the Library Foundation to provide $521,120 in support of Ready to Read. Included was $115,100 to support On the Road to Reading and $249,065 for 97 AWE early learner computers.

    Jackie Nytes and Andrew Luck

    Presented in partnership with the Indianapolis Colts, the COLTSTRONG, LIBRARYSTRONG campaign promoted the benefits of using a library card to access the Library's free resources. As one of their first community endorsements, Colts rookies Andrew Luck and Dwayne Allen appeared in a series of month-long media commercials to promote reading and the Library's role in lifelong learning. Over 18,000 children ages 6 – 17 used their cards to be automatically entered to win a private visit from the Colts players at an Indy Library branch of their choice. Promotional support for COLTSTRONG, LIBRARYSTRONG was provided by the Library Foundation.

    Children learned about the intricate workings of the amazing human body during the new "Lilly Scientist in Residence" series at Central Library, featuring scientists from local health institutions who shared their expertise and real life experiences in these highly visual and interactive demonstrations. Ongoing "Science Odyssey" activities in the Learning Curve allow children to use laptops, webcams, drawing tablets and books to explore the human body.

    Girl using computer

    This series was made possible by Library Foundation gifts from the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Franciscan St. Francis Health, IOPO Foundation and Friends of the Library.

    Mo Willems

    The 35th annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture featured New York Times bestselling children's author Mo Willems. A packed house at North Central High School enjoyed Willems' readings from his popular works and animation demonstration.

    The McFadden Lecture was made possible with support provided by the estates of Jack A. and Edith L. Hunter and Friends of the Library.

    With the use of registered therapy dogs who love to listen to stories, the Library presented 165 "Paws to Read" programs, attended by 1,088 children. The programs are a unique way to build a child's reading skills and self-confidence.

    Paws to Read program

    In 2012, the Indy Library presented 7,249 programs attended by 159,515 children ages 0 – 14. In addition, 7,575 teens attended 519 programs specifically targeting their interests.

    The Indiana Pacers motivated children to read during their Summer Reading Tour at many libraries. Players from the Indiana Fever also conducted a special summer read-in event.

    Pacers reading program Fever reading program

     

    yours to grow

    In partnership with local employment specialists WorkOne and EmployIndy, the Job Center at six Library locations provided the unemployed or underemployed with one-on-one technical training and specialized resources to enhance job skills. At least 6,680 individuals were served, with 23 finding employment directly related to their enrollment in further Job Center training.

    Job Center at Central Library

    The Library Foundation provided support of the Job Centers from The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund; The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation; TCU Foundation and Friends of the Library.

    Tinker station

    In response to the growing popularity of eBooks, the Library's innovative eBook Tinker Stations offered informal, personalized instruction on eReaders and downloading free materials from the Library's collection. Staffed by Library experts, the Tinker Stations provided assistance to 1,464 patrons. In addition, the Library's free "Call-a-Tinker Helpline" allowed patrons to talk with an expert over the phone about their new devices over the holidays at year's end.

    Support from The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library funded the eBook Tinker Stations at several Library locations.

    Additions to the Library's growing online digital collection included photos and artifacts documenting the history of firefighting in Indianapolis from the Indianapolis Firefighters Museum, yearbooks dating back to 1914 that show the illustrious history of Arsenal Tech High School, and newsletters from the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce that provide an intriguing glimpse into the City's history during the years 1921-1942.

    Patron in computer lab

    Support for the Library's digital collections was provided by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund and Friends of the Library through gifts to the Library Foundation.

    The Library's website was redesigned to improve navigation of online resources and provide quicker access to important library information. The "Web Branch" is easier to use and more visually appealing. It incorporates the Library's new logo and branding while complying with evolving web standards that allow for correct display on personal devices and better integration of social media.

    Job Center

    The Library continued its role as a community resource center for computer access and training. In 2012, the Library offered 704 free computer classes, attended by 3,516 individuals, on subjects ranging from basic computer skills to advanced applications. Spanish-language classes were attended by 365 individuals. Thanks to a gift from Comcast, the Library was able to help bridge the digital divide by offering free computer and Internet training classes to low-income households at various Library locations.

    Comcast

    Support for computer classes was provided by the Haddad Foundation and Friends of the Library through gifts to the Library Foundation.

    Christel House Academy

    The Christel House Academy became the third public charter school to join Library's Shared System. The Shared System provides circulation and cataloging of Library books and materials for 15 private and public schools and two museum libraries. Allowing schools to use Library materials through their school libraries and to share their resources city-wide strengthens the ability of all libraries to meet user needs.

    Kids at Flanner House branch

    yours to celebrate

    John Green

    Indianapolis bestselling young adult author John Green was honored as the National Award Winner for the 2012 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, a program of the Library Foundation which recognizes the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. Prior to the award dinner, Central Library hosted the Indiana Author Fair, during which more than 600 patrons met with their favorite local authors and attended workshops on writing and publishing.

    The 2012 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award raised nearly $89,000 to support programs of the Library and Library Foundation, with major support from The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation; Barnes & Thornburg, LLP; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; and WFYI Public Media.

    Barbara Shoup

    Indianapolis author Barbara Shoup was named Regional Author winner of the 2012 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award.

     

    Sister City representatives

    Sister City activities were made possible with support from the Library Foundation along with additional support from The Minde Browning Professional Development Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation.

    Staff exchanges with public libraries in Hangzhou, China and Cologne, Germany highlighted the Library's involvement in the City's Sister City program. Free programming, including an evening of cultural interaction entitled, "Hangzhou, China: A Sister City Celebration of Shared Literature, Cultures and People," provided opportunities for cross-cultural connections for local residents.

    Sister City celebration

    "The World's Largest Football Bracket" was the main attraction at Central Library during the City's celebration of Super Bowl XLVI. The massive monument to the playoffs on the glass wall of the Atrium measured 120 feet wide by 54 feet high. The Library also hosted a "Super Saturday" of football fun for families, and all Library branches served as collection points for Super Scarves designed to keep Super Bowl volunteers warm.

    Superbowl bracket

    As one of the premier cultural events in Indianapolis, the 24th annual Meet the Artists exhibit and free public gala drew thousands to Central Library to view the works of locally-prominent African-American artists. This event is presented by the Library's African-American History Committee.

    Drum event

    The Library Foundation supported this year's Meet the Artists, with funding provided by the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation and Friends of the Library.

    The Library's role as a place for civic engagement was evidenced during the Conversations About Education series at Central Library. The forums explored strategies for partnerships, effective communication between the home and school, and understanding of realities faced by teachers in the classroom. The series attracted 955 parents, teachers and community leaders who shared options for local improvements.

    The Spades Park Branch 100th anniversary event was made possible with funding from the Library Foundation and Friends of the Library.

    One of two Carnegie libraries remaining within The Indianapolis Public Library, the Spades Park Branch, celebrated its 100th anniversary with a community celebration that included a presentation of the history of Carnegie libraries, visits by "Benjamin Franklin," and an array of other family-oriented activities.

    Volunteers are integral to the success of the Library. In 2012, 414 volunteers contributed 16,080 hours for a commensurate value of $343,468. The efforts of 80 Indy Library Store Booksale volunteers yielded net revenues of $257,459 for Library programs and services. In addition, 83 homebound patrons received services through the Library Express program.

    Spades Park branch
    Garfield Park branch

    Improvements at the Garfield Park Branch were made possible with support by United Water, The Friends of Garfield Park and Friends of the Library through gifts to the Library Foundation.

    Showcased as the "Green Library in the Park," the Garfield Park Branch unveiled new environmental and landscaping additions that will lead to greater public education opportunities and more efficient library operations. The branch was recognized in the American Libraries "2012 Library Design Showcase" and was chosen in both the "Outdoor Library" and "Green Facilities" categories.

    Central Library observed the 5th anniversary of its transformation with an entire weekend of activities, including a scavenger hunt, mystery tours, photo booth and musical performances. Central Library has served over 4.3 million patrons since December 2007.

    Event at Central Library

    yours to support

    The Indy Library was recognized for its efforts to provide meaningful business opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses. The Library received the Mayor's Diversity in Business Award during the "Celebrating Success" event as part of the 2012 Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration.

    For the 21st consecutive year, the Library received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. It represents the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting while demonstrating proper management of public assets.

     

  • Donors

    The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following donors who contributed to the Foundation in 2012. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this listing. If there are any oversights, please contact the Foundation office.

    Any individual or organization wishing to support the Library Foundation may call (317) 275-4700 or go to www.indyplfoundation.org.

    * Deceased
      Gift in kind

     
    Legacy Society Members and 2012 Estate Gifts

    Bryce H. Bennett, Jr.
    David and Sherrie Bossung
    Jeff and Diana Bowen
    Robert and Helen Brody
    Danny and Debbie Dean
    Michael E. Farmer
    David and Julie Goodrich
    Sean Patrick Gray
    Tracy Haddad
    Estate of Earl Harris
    Mr.* and Mrs. Robert Houk
    Roberta Knickerbocker Jaggers
    Florrie Binford Kichler
    Carrie Kirk

    Lois R. Laube
    The Estate of Keith F. Macon
    Melissa Martin
    The Estate of Bernice M. Penrod
    Jeff and Julie Qualkinbush
    Mary Ann Roman
    Aarti and Shreyas Shah
    Thomas Shevlot
    Dennis and Cathy Sponsel
    James Steve Talley
    Susan M. Wever
    Susan Brock Williams and Brian Williams
    John D. and Margaret Wilson

     
    $25,000 +

    The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation
    Indiana Members Credit Union
    The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund
    Lilly Endowment Inc.
    The Herbert Simon Family Foundation

     
    $10,000 - $24,999

    92.3 WTTS
    Frank and Katrina Basile
    Blue & Co., LLC
    BMO Harris Bank
    Carrier Corporation
    Citizens Energy Group
    Tracy L. Haddad Foundation, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation
    Indiana Pacers
    Junior League of Indianapolis

    The Kroger Co.
    Old National Bank
    PNC Foundation
    Mary Frances Rubly
    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Foundation
    TCU Foundation
    United Way of Central Indiana and the Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation
    Verizon

     
    $5,000 - $9,999

    Alerding & Co., LLC
    Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    Chase
    Comcast
    Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Inc.
    Friends of Garfield Park, Inc.
    Hulman & Company Foundation, Inc.
    Indiana Blood Center
    IOPO Foundation
    KeyBank
    Louise Lage Kirtland and Hugh C. Kirtland Endowment Fund
    Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc.
    Deborah Simon
    Toysmith
    United Water
    WFYI Public Media
    John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    Anonymous (1)

     
    $1,000 - $4,999

    AAA Hoosier Motor Club
    Norris and Carole Allen
    Amica Insurance
    Ayres Foundation, Inc.
    Helen and Emerson Babb
    Ms. Toni Bader
    Ball State University
    Bryce H. Bennett, Jr.
    Diane Herndon Borgmann/Sycamore School
    Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund
    Robert and Helen Brody
    The Minde Browning Scholarship Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation
    Buckingham Companies
    Byron and Terri Buhner
    Butler University, Office of the President
    Butler University, Office of the Provost
    Chris Cairo
    Cardinal Publishers Group
    CD-COM Systems Midwest, Inc.
    Clark Quinn Moses Scott & Grahn, LLP
    Jeffrey and Jennifer Cohen
    Gary and Marlene Cohen
    The Cohen Family Foundation, Inc.
    Andrea and Stephen Cranfill
    CSO Architects Inc.
    CSX Transportation
    Danny and Debbie Dean
    Christel DeHaan Family Foundation in Honor of the Children & Families of Christel House
    Denison Parking, Inc.
    Downtown Optimist Foundation
    Craig Doyle
    Dynamark Graphics/PIP Printing
    ERMCO, Inc., Electrical & Communications Contractors
    Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

    Girls using computer

    Michael E. Farmer
    Fifth Third Bank, Indiana
    Fine Arts Society
    First Merchants Bank
    FlashPoint
    Franciscan St. Francis Health
    Franklin Township Lions Club, Inc.
    Gannett
    Eric Gillispie
    The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Family Foundation
    Grand Central Publishing
    Green is Good, LLC
    Gregory & Appel Insurance
    Griffith Family Foundation, Inc.
    Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County, IN
    Jane Henegar
    Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.
    Robert F. Herzog
    Dr. and Mrs. Zachary I. Hodes
    Thomas and Heather Hutchinson
    Ice Miller LLP
    Indiana Arts Commission
    Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance
    Indiana Humanities
    Indiana University Foundation
    Indiana University Press
    Indianapolis Indians
    Indianapolis Power & Light Company
    Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Chuck, Laura and Anne Johnson
    Gracia E. Johnson Foundation
    Arthur Jordan Foundation
    Michael and Therese Joyce
    Kaplan University
    Rebecca O. Kendall
    Kensington Publishing Corporation
    Florrie Binford Kichler
    Krieg DeVault LLP
    Eli Lilly and Company
    MacAllister Machinery Co., Inc.
    Magnode Corporation
    Mainscape, Inc.
    Melissa Martin, Issues & Advocates
    Mrs. Margaret McWhirter
    Gary J. Meyer
    Patricia Franks Miller
    The National Bank of Indianapolis
    Richard H. and Judith A. Nelson
    Jackie Nytes
    The OneAmerica Foundation, Inc.
    Patria Press
    Penguin Young Reader's Group
    Purdue University
    Purdue University Press, a division of Purdue University

    Jazz musician Jeff and Julie Qualkinbush
    RJE Business Interiors
    Irwin R. Rose & Company, LLC
    Sablosky Family Foundation, a fund of Legacy Fund
    The Sexton Companies
    Aarti and Shreyas Shah
    The Shaw-Burckhardt-Brenner Foundation
    Samerian Foundation by Cindy and Paul Skjodt
    Sharon Smith
    St. Vincent Health
    Ann M. and Chris Stack
    Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc. - Knall Cohen Group
    Sycamore School
    Marge Tarplee
    Tonn and Blank Construction
    Umbaugh
    Richard M. and Susan S. Van Frank
    Maria and Paul Weber
    The Zeff Weiss Family
    Deborah and Michael Williams
    Susan Brock Williams and Brian Williams
    John and Margaret Wilson
    WISH/WNDY/WIIH
    Gretchen Wolfram
    Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management, Inc.
    Cheryl Wright
    WRTV 6
    WTHR - Channel 13
    Anonymous (5)

     
    $500 - $999

    Wilma Ann Bailey
    Sarah Barney
    Mary and Mike Blanchet
    David and Sherrie Bossung
    Abby and Bart Brown
    Betty L. Burton
    Gale Cengage Learning
    Nancy Kuehl Coughlin
    Kathleen A. DeLaney
    Mrs. Margaret L. Dellinger
    Mr. Don B. Earnhart*
    Pat Easterday
    Dr. Brendan P. and Susan E. Fox
    Shanika Hatcher-Heyward
    Irene and George Hoffmann
    Mrs. Marion Houk
    IKON Office Solutions
    Indiana Ice
    Doug, Roberta and Anna Jaggers
    Patricia S. Katterjohn
    Mr. and Mrs. James J. McGrath
    William and Nancy McNiece
    John Henry Metz
    Carl Nelson & Louise Lord Nelson
    Kostas and Madeline Poulakidas

    Jean and Jim Preer
    Linh and Jason Preston
    Carol Schlake
    Nanette E. Schulte
    Robert B. Scott and Spencer B. Scott
    Securitas Security
    Semler Financial Group, LLC
    Mrs. Richard L. Sharp
    Curtis E. Shirley, Esq.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. Richard Spaulding
    State Employee's Community Campaign
    Shelley Stewart
    Thermo King of Indiana, Inc.
    Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1459
    West Indianapolis Community Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation
    West Indianapolis Development Corporation
    Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Woodley
    Grace M. Worley
    Wurster Construction Company, Inc.
    Anonymous (5)

     
    $250 - $499

    Kimberly Andersen
    Miss Alice E. Appel
    Rowena Archibald
    Mel Baez
    Emily and Andrew Berger
    Elizabeth Blanchard
    Eric R. Boes and Tatiana M. Foroud
    Tracy and Linda Brady
    Ross Christoph
    The Cummings Family
    Jason Dudich
    The Edminster Family
    Gary and Joan Emmert
    Judith Erickson
    Kristin G. Fruehwald
    Jeanne Gabonay
    Robert and Melody Grand
    Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Hahn
    Mrs. Julia A. Hiday

    Kathryn Huehl
    Wally Brant - Indiana Oxygen
    The Indianapolis Public Library Staff Association
    Ken and Krisztina Inskeep
    Daniel W. Johnson
    Kids Ink Children's Bookstore
    Ann Kitchen and Justin Stauffer
    Mr. Jeffrey and Dr. Jennifer Kittle
    Elsa Kramer and Tom Healy
    Dr. William Macias
    Jon Laramore and Janet McCabe
    Kenneth and Karen McCune
    Alice and Ted McLaughlin
    Laurane G. Mendelsohn
    Charlie and Karen Meyer
    Nora-Northside Community Council, Inc.
    Toby and Marie Powell

    Lucy and Robert Riegel
    Michelle Robinson
    John and Susan Ross
    Carole Sendmeyer
    Barbara Shoup
    Chetan Shukla
    Mike and Cindy Skehan
    Mr. and Mrs. James W. Smith
    James L. Spahr
    Ann F. Stankiewicz
    Gary Thompson & Leigh Harris
    Ruth Vignati
    David Whitman and Donna Reynolds
    Zach and Laura Wills
    Susan E. and John C. Yoder
    Alan G. Zimmermann
    Anonymous (5)

     
    $100 - $249

    Michael P. and Claudia K. Alerding
    Kathryn and Jeffrey Allen
    Mr. and Mrs. Noel Atkinson
    Ms. Shirley A. Backer
    Jessica Barth
    John and Julia Bean
    Dianne Bernardi
    Sharon A. Bernhardt
    Deepak Bhakta
    Jonathan and Julia Birge
    Maria W. Blake
    Jeffrey F. Bower
    Eileen Bowers
    Patrick J. Brake
    C. Christopher Brandt
    Lydia Brasher
    Ruth D. Brown
    Alma L. Brownfield
    Ken Buckwalter and Marcia Haddox
    Karen Burch
    Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. Burdick
    David Burkett
    Lorene Burkhart
    Kenneth and Patricia Burow
    Gretchen Bush
    Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Connor
    Mr. Paul Corsaro
    Reverend M. L. Coufal
    David W. and Ellen S. Crabb
    James S. Cunning and Lisa A. Stone
    Elizabeth Dahlberg
    Constance Danielson
    Charles R. Davis
    Dr. Robert M. Davis
    Dr. and Mrs. Chad J. Davis
    Benjamin D. Day
    Richard E. Deer
    Jennifer Dement and Chris Dement
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Dennerline, III
    Barbara A. Denzio
    Andrew and Julia Detherage
    Laura Dixon
    Lawrence J. Downey
    Elaine Drew
    Maureen Duffy
    David W. Dunn
    Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Einhorn
    Denise and Bill Elkins
    Angie Evans
    Sarah Faller
    Sherry A. Faris
    Linda Ferreira
    Orvella Fields
    Thomas G. Fisher
    Daniel and Joan FitzGibbon
    Five2Five Design Studio, LLC
    Mary L. Forster, M.D.
    Joseph Fox
    John and Donna Fox
    Indra and Mark Frank
    Bruce H. Frank
    Mr. and Mrs. David R. Frick
    Paul T. Fulkerson-Bird
    Phyllis and Ed Gabovitch
    Paul and Jean Galanti
    Judith A. Ganser and Janice K. Klein
    Lawrence and Randee Gelbert
    Robert and JoAnn Giannini
    Lloyd R. Glidewell
    Mary Golichowski
    Kirk Grable and Lori Barnhart
    Mary and Mark Grove
    John W. Guy
    Tom and Susie Hacker

    Service desk

    Ellen E. Hackney
    George S. Haerle
    Greg and Ginny Hahn
    Richard and Tamara Hall
    Benjamin Hallada
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