The Importance of Collaboration

Collaboration is important for the strength of nonprofits and for the good of our community. This video features one of the IPSEF’s large collaborators, Teachers’ Treasures. Watch as Executive Director Margaret Sheehan discusses the importance of collaboration and how Teac
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67 Percent of Hoosiers say Education should be a Top Priority

Each November, the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University conducts a survey of public opinion in Indiana on topics including public education. The findings in this report are very encouraging to organizations like the IPSEF, especially as we move into a new year. You
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Supporting IPSEF this year?

Do you know the many ways you can support our mission? As we move into the season of giving, you may find yourself being asked to give back to your community in a number of ways. Some groups may want your time; others may want your money. If you are passionate about establishing a hea
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IPS Education Foundation – Frequently Asked Questions

Did you know that this is American Education Week? In honor of this week and our passion for education, we are answering some frequently asked questions about the IPS Education Foundation and how we support education in Indianapolis. How is the IPSEF related to IPS? The IPS Education
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The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Super School 19

The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon benefits Indianapolis Public Schools in many ways, including efforts to support active learning, like their partnership with Super School 19. Super School 19 students benefit greatly from funds raised at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon because
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Board Member Spotlight – Debra Kunce

Debra Kunce has only been an IPSEF board member for a year, but she has been around IPS students and teachers for several years in her professional life. Kunce helped manage the capital improvement program in IPS and was always impressed by what she saw from IPS students and teachers.
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Remembering Bobby Fong: A Success Story in Public Education

by Ena Shelley: Very recently, Butler University received the sad news that our former President Dr. Bobby Fong had passed away.  He was a beloved leader who cared deeply about IPS and held a special place in his heart for teachers. When Butler was asked to work with IPS to open Short
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Board Member Spotlight – Jenn Hoffman

Jenn Hoffman, president of Pivot Marketing, is a board member because she’s invested in the quality of Indianapolis’ urban school district. She was connected to the IPSEF Board through former Executive Director Linda Broadfoot and Board President Scott Grotjan. “The more I learned abo
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IPSEF benefits from Indianapolis Monthly Downtown Living Tour

As we at the IPS Education Foundation know, one of the keys to a strong, thriving city is a strong school system. Another key is great options for downtown living. Indianapolis Monthly is hosting a great event this September that benefits both of these aspects of a thriving downtown.
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IPSEF and DonorsChoose.org – making a huge impact

The school year has just started in IPS, and classrooms and teachers are getting ready to prepare students for their futures; however, teachers do not always have the access to the tools they need or want to fulfill every project, or even to complete basic classroom activities. That’s
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