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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

Indianapolis Zoo Recognizes Cornerstone $5M Gift to Campaign for Conservation and Community Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center name unveiled

Posted by: Judy Palermo  | Sunday, May 4, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — The vision for the Indianapolis Zoo’s newest exhibit supports a sustainable future for endangered orangutans by inspiring the community to take an active role in their conservation. Motivated by that call to action, longtime Zoo supporter Cindy Simon Skjodt has made a $5 million donation to the Campaign for Conservation and

Historic $40 million gift will renovate IU's Assembly Hall and launch capital campaign for IU Athletics

Posted by: IU Bloomington Newsroom  | Thursday, December 19, 2013

In recognition of largest gift in IU Athletics history, home of IU Hoosiers to be renamed the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie today announced that IU Athletics has received a $40 million gift -- the largest in its history -- from IU alumna Cindy Simon Skjodt to provide much-needed renovations

Skjodt Donates $2M to Herron's Art-Therapy Program

Posted by: Indianapolis Business Journal  | Thursday, December 5, 2013

Philanthropist Cindy Simon Skjodt is donating $2 million to the Herron School of Art and Design’s Art Therapy Program, the school announced Thursday. The gift will endow a chair in the program, which is based at IUPUI and was developed with cooperation from the Indiana University School of Medicine. The two-year, full-time residential program is

2013 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Cynthia 'Cindy' Simon Skjodt

Posted by: Indianapolis Business Journal  | Thursday, October 31, 2013

When you are the daughter of a billionaire, you have some options. But how do you decide where to make a difference? “That’s a very good question,” said Cynthia Simon Skjodt, founder and president of the Samerian Foundation and daughter of the late mall magnate Melvin Simon. Her answer: “It has to be something that is near

Simon Daughter Honors Father With $1.5M to IU School Of Philanthropy

Posted by: Indianapolis Business Journal  | Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cynthia Simon Skjodt, the daughter of late shopping mall magnate Melvin Simon, is donating $1.5 million to the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in honor of her father, the school announced Wednesday morning. The gift will create the Melvin Simon Chair in Philanthropy, which will help the school "attract and retain world-class