Spotlight on Hall of Fame Sponsors


The IPS Education Foundation is excited to present the IPS Hall of Fame Luncheon, an annual to celebrate IPS alumni and their accomplishments. This event would not be possible without generous sponsors, so we’re taking time this week to feature them on the IPSEF blog. Several sponsors took some time to tell us why they support the IPS Hall of Fame and public education in Indianapolis.

From presenting sponsor Eli Lilly and Company:
Eli Lilly and Company is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the IPS Foundation Hall of Fame Luncheon.  By making this contribution, Lilly is able to support the educational endeavors of current students and honor extraordinary IPS alumni.  We appreciate this opportunity to be able to give back,” says Angela Byrne from their Philanthropy/Community Relations office.

The Kroger Company, a silver sponsor of the event, says this:
“Education is one of five national community engagement priorities for The Kroger Co. Our $5 million, multi-year commitment to students in Indiana and Illinois reflects not only an increase in Kroger Central Division’s investment to education, but a growing sense of urgency that we must all come together to fix our education system in a way that is student-centric, ensures teaching excellence and builds highly effective leaders in each school.

Kroger invests in education to ensure schools provide us with a future workforce of the highest quality and to protect our significant economic investments in so many local communities. IPS, as the largest school system in our largest market, is disproportionately important to Kroger and we are very pleased by the transformational changes now being led by Dr. Ferebee. We dramatically increased our contribution to the IPS Education Foundation for 2014-2016 in response to their critical role in IPS’ success and their increase in student-centric impact. Our commitment to IPS Education Foundation includes a major investment in technology resources for Daniel Webster School 46, Kroger’s wonderful partner for 30 years. We look forward to seeing the positive impact this opportunity will provide these very deserving students.” (John A. Elliott – public affairs manager and media spokesman)

Delta Dental, another silver sponsor, says this about supporting IPSEF:
“At Delta Dental, we understand the importance of school success—in fact, we know that oral health and school success are connected. Students miss 51 million hours of school per year due to oral health problems, and students who are absent miss critical instruction time.1 That’s why we support organizations, such as the IPS Education Foundation, that strive to make a difference in our local classrooms. Delta Dental is proud to sponsor the IPS Education Foundation Hall of Fame Luncheon to join in honoring IPS alumni who are inspiring current students!”

1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General—Executive Summary. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, 2000.

This years IPS Hall of Fame luncheon will be September 30 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Tickets are still available here.

Stay tuned as we cover the Hall of Fame luncheon in several upcoming blog posts!