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South Pennsylvania Street renamed in honor of Mel Simon

Posted by: Holly Hays  | Thursday, April 27, 2017

The air in the main concourse of Banker's Life Fieldhouse was heavy with gratitude. Dozens gathered at the fieldhouse Thursday afternoon to celebrate the legacy of Mel Simon, chairman emeritus of the board of Simon Property Group, as Mayor Joe Hogsett rededicated South Pennsylvania Street as Mel Simon Memorial Parkway. Joined by Simon's brother, Herbert,

Samerian Foundation, Inc., makes $3.8 million donation to Riley Hospital for Children

Posted by: Riley Children's Foundation  | Monday, May 2, 2016

The Samerian Foundation, Inc., has made a $3.8 million donation to Riley Children’s Foundation ensuring comprehensive care is available for Indiana’s children with mental and behavioral health needs. Cindy Simon Skjodt announced the gift at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in recognition of May being Mental Health

IBJ The Interview Issue: Cindy Simon Skjodt

Posted by: Lindsey Erdody  | Saturday, September 26, 2015

It’s not an easy task, but 57-year-old Cindy Simon Skjodt tries to limit the number of organizations she helps, so each one can get the attention it deserves.She has been involved in philanthropy most of her life—following the influence of her late father, billionaire shopping-mall tycoon Melvin Simon—and created the not-for-profit

Horrors of Human Trafficking in South Asia

Posted by: The New York Times Editorial Board  | Friday, May 29, 2015

The plight of the Rohingya has reached a pre-genocidal stage, according to an alarming report released earlier this month by the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.

Eighteen Youth-Serving Organizations to Receive 2015 Susan Williams CHAMPS Grants from Indiana Sports Corp

Posted by: John Dedman  | Thursday, April 23, 2015

Susan Williams CHAMPS Grants support organizations that provide underserved youth with the opportunity to participate in sports, fitness activities and life skills programming. The Susan Williams CHAMPS Grants are funded by the net proceeds of the annual Youthlinks Indiana Charity Golf Tournament and contributions by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, Samerian Foundation, and United Water.

Indiana University breaks ground on Assembly Hall renovations

Posted by: Tamara Evans  | Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WDRB) – Major changes are coming to Indiana university's basketball scene as the school broke ground on long-awaited renovations to Assembly Hall. The 43-year-old home of IU basketball will get a whole new look by the fall of 2016 and construction began this week. “I am thrilled that this project will preserve the best home

Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1.7M

Posted by: Sarah Howard  | Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors approved and awarded $1,761,000 in grants to 39 not-for-profits serving Marion County residents on March 10, 2015. Grant requests were approved by The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors and made possible by generations of community donations to the Endowment for Indianapolis (an unrestricted

UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM ANNOUNCES $20 MILLION ENDOWMENT GIFT TO NAME THE SIMON-SKJODT CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE

Posted by: Andrew Hollinger  | Thursday, February 19, 2015

Transformative gift to sustain and expand innovative approaches to genocide prevention WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announced today that the Samerian Foundation of Indianapolis has committed a $20 million endowment gift to advance the Museum’s genocide prevention mission. The gift by Foundation founders Cynthia