3 reasons to celebrate the IPS Hall of Fame


Tickets are still available for this year’s IPS Hall of Fame luncheon, honoring successful graduates from Indianapolis Public Schools. The event honors several outstanding IPS graduates and their accomplishments each year.

When IPS Education Foundation Executive Director Linda Broadfoot talks about the event, she highlights the three things she loves most about the Hall of Fame luncheon:

“First of all, this luncheon honors the amazing things happening in IPS that people may not know about,” she says.

This year’s honorees count a Sagamore on the Wabash honoree, a distinguished entrepreneur, an Indianapolis Star “Man of the Year,” a publishing maven and a Black Enterprise Magazine Company of the Year business-owner among their many achievements. You can read more about these exceptional IPS alumni creating a brighter future for Indianapolis here.

“Second, the event inspires current students by showing the great work of those who came before them from their district.”

The event is not just focused on past IPS students. Current students have a chance to attend the Hall of Fame luncheon through sponsorships. The event gives them the chance to see the potential that comes with an IPS education and helps inspire them to reach for the stars.

“Third, the event is raising funds to continue the work of the Foundation in IPS classrooms.”

From matching grants on DonorsChoose.org to the Technology in Teaching initiative and other projects, money from Foundation activities like the Hall of Fame luncheon goes to keep improving education in IPS schools. Projects taken on by the Foundation are community focused and help make it easier for teachers to bring great programs to their classrooms, students to learn and donors to help the Foundation.

The Hall of Fame luncheon is October 1 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. There are still opportunities to sponsor or attend the Hall of Fame luncheon and support the IPS Education Foundation. To see why some of our current sponsors have chosen to support IPS, take a look at this previous post. Visit our website for more information.