A Final Reflection

Our summer intern Erin Gahimer wanted to share thoughts on her time with us in this blog post. We wish her the best of luck as she heads to graduate school this fall. While my time with the IPS Education Foundation has been a relatively short tenure, I have enjoyed the experience and
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Teachers through Time

By the time college graduates walk across the stage clad in cap and gown, they have had their fair share of teachers. From preschool to Philosophy 101, the list of teachers becomes quite long. Despite this, how many of us can still remember the great majority of our teachers? In writi
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Teacher empowers students with the help of IPSEF and DonorsChoose.org

Julia Phoebus, a teacher at Frederick Douglass School 19, is another teacher who has greatly benefitted from IPS Education Foundation matching grants through DonorsChoose.org. This year, she was able to get books and supplies for her classroom and supplies to run an after school cooki
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Board Member Spotlight: Elana Thompson

Board members of the IPS Education Foundation have many different reasons for supporting IPS students and teachers. For Elana Thompson, the reasons are more personal. The Alabama native comes from a family of educators, and she knows the importance and benefits of public school. Thomp
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A Monumental Visit to School 96

The Monumental Marathon is the largest donor to the IPS Education Foundation. Executive Director Blake Boldon recently visited Meredith Nicholson School 96 to see the great things IPSEF is doing with these funds.  Here are his thoughts on the visit: I left this morning’s visit t
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Putting Technology in the Gym with help from DonorsChoose.org

Cara Landers, a gym teacher at Stephen Foster School 67, knew her students loved technology and that adding it to her physical education classes would be beneficial, but her she didn’t have the resources for a computer in her classroom “Our school has almost 600 students who love Phys
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Teachers: the Heart of Student Success

I have spent my first few weeks at IPSEF combing through the incredible DonorsChoose.org projects that IPS teachers have had funded in 2013. Looking through these inspirational projects got me thinking about teachers who went above and beyond for me and my classmates when I was a stud
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Snow Daze

By Tracy Heaton de Martinez I admit, I am the mom that actually likes snow days. I understand that IPS is averse to cancelling school, and I completely support their efforts to avoid any academic delays and I am cognizant that our IPS schools provide safety and warm meals for many of
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Board Member Spotlight: Board President Scott Grotjan

Like most nonprofit organizations, the IPS Education Foundation’s success is partly due to the strength of its board members. We took some time with Board President Scott Grotjan to talk about what inspires him about IPSEF and his role on the board. Grotjan has been on IPSEF’s board f
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Supporting IPS is part of being a good neighbor

From tutoring students to purchasing supplies and donating money and supplies to IPS schools, the Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club is one of IPS’ greatest champions. The Club as a whole focuses on improving the lives of children, and the Broad Ripple club has honed in on partnering with IPS
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