Gifts Exceed $1 Million in 2009
December 15, 2009 -- Despite a tough economy, generous individuals, foundations and corporations have donated more than $1 million this year to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick. To date, $43 million of the $55 million budget has been raised by both private and public funding for the eight-mile trail connecting downtown cultural districts and greenway trails. This does not include local tax-payer funding; $15 million in federal transportation grants were secured that must be used specifically for such alternative transportation enhancements.
The following individuals, foundations and businesses made new gifts or pledges of $1,000 or more this year:
Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation $250,000
Christel DeHaan Family Foundation $250,000
Citizens Energy Group $100,000
Indiana Pacers $100,000
W.C. Griffith Foundation $85,000
Rollie and Cheri Dick $50,000
Larry and Lee Glasscock $30,000
Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc. $25,000
United Water Green Infrastructure Grant $20,000
Charles and Peggy Sutphin $10,000
Hulman and Company Foundation $10,000
The Clowes Fund $5,000
Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival (The Longest Dinner) $2,500
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Blanton $1,000
Mark Zwoyer and Peggy McDonald $1,000
"We are very grateful to everyone who continues to support this project," said Cultural Trail founder and president of Central Indiana Community Foundation, Brian Payne. "It has been a tough year for everyone. This tremendous support in such a difficult year tells us that even in down times, investing in our city's future remains an important priority in this community."
There is still a $12 million gap to complete the Cultural Trail in time for the Super Bowl in February 2012 in Indianapolis. Make a gift or learn more about how to support the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.
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