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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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IU Women's Philanthropy Council announces inaugural grant recipients

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Women's Philanthropy Council has awarded grants totaling more than $100,000 to eight organizations affiliated with five of the university's campuses.

Awards ranging from $3,500 to $25,000 will support projects that foster community outreach, career development, public health, student philanthropy, education and diversity at IU Bloomington, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IU East, IU Kokomo and IU South Bend. Students, faculty and staff from all campuses were invited to submit applications for the council's inaugural grant cycle.

"Our intention was to fund projects that would give back to the Indiana University community at a grassroots level by identifying and addressing challenges we face in education, health care and cultural enrichment," said Jackie Simmons, WPC fund grants chair and managing partner of the Indianapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. "The variety of submissions we received exceeded our expectations. Across the board, the applicants responded to the breadth of our mission with innovative and impactful proposals.

"It was difficult to select only eight of the 58 excellent proposals we received," Simmons added. "I'm confident, though, that we've chosen outstanding projects that address a wide range of needs on many of IU's campuses."

This year's recipients are:

About the Indiana University Women's Philanthropy Council:

Convened by the Indiana University Foundation Board of Directors in 2010, the WPC's mission is to lead fundraising and engagement efforts that inspire women to give of their time, talent and resources to Indiana University, and to develop female leaders in philanthropy.

About the WPC grant program:

Grants will be awarded on an annual cycle from the WPC Fund, which is administered by the IU Foundation. WPC members support the fund with annual contributions. Applications for 2013 grants will be available in fall 2012. For more information about grant criteria and applications, visit iufoundation.iu.edu/womensphilanthropy/grant or contact Holly Johnson, director of Women's Philanthropy at Indiana University, at holljohn@indiana.edu.


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