Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Indiana Foundations Support Quality of Place

From November 6 - 14, 2013, around the state, the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance (IGA) will convene more than 100 grantmakers to discuss and clarify the philanthropic sector's role in building Indiana's quality of place.  These regional forums are designed to engage Indiana foundations in exploring the effective principles and practices that enhance local quality of place and community economic prosperity.

As Ball State's Dick Heupel and Michael Hicks state in their report, The Future of State and Local Economic Development Policy, "The livability of communities is a close second only to schools in driving residential investment, growing wealth and boosting the economic prospects of a region."

The IGA forums will provide insights into the various pillars and principles which support quality of place and outline steps for foundations to take as they seek to advance this work. Findings will be shared with key stakeholders to enhance these efforts across the state as well as to help neighborhoods and cities make their communities more livable for individuals of all ages and abilities. The forums will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., local times, in the following locations: 
·         November 6, Evansville, IN
·         November 7, Starlight, IN
·         November 12, Hammond, IN
·         November 13, Indianapolis, IN
·         November 14, Auburn, IN

Learn more and register 
for the event(s) you wish to attend.

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