INDIANAPOLIS, November 16, 2009 — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer John Lechleiter today presented a $12 million check to the United Way. The check represents the contributions of Lilly's U.S. employees and retirees and a matching gift amount from the Lilly Foundation. The funds were raised for the Central Indiana chapter and other United Way chapters' 2009 fundraising campaigns. Lilly's gift locally represents nearly 25 percent of the United Way of Central Indiana's 2009 annual campaign goal.
INDIANAPOLIS, November 2, 2009 — Gender does not generally predict whether someone who donates to charity is likely to leave a charitable bequest in his or her will, according to a study released today by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
INDIANAPOLIS — More than two-thirds of congregations in a new study on congregational finances in the current recession reported that their fundraising receipts increased or remained the same in the first half of 2009 compared to 2008, even as the recession was worsening.
INDIANAPOLIS, October 20, 2009 — International scholar Dr. Una Okonkwo Osili has been named director of research for the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, Patrick M. Rooney, executive director of the Center, announced today.
INDIANAPOLIS, October 20, 2009 — Despite some longstanding perceptions that people in different regions of the United States are more or less motivated to give to charity based on differing underlying values that might be specific to a region, a new analysis by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University has revealed that regional trends and values have less of an impact on donor motivation than income and education do.
CHICAGO, September 22, 2009 — Donors to charitable organizations give more when they are asked in person and when someone they know makes the request, a new study commissioned by Chicago-based consulting firm Campbell & Company and conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University finds.