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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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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Board Member Profile – Beth White

Beth White is not only the County Clerk of Marion County, she is also an IPS Education Foundation board member of about a year and proud parent of an IPS student. “I’ve paid my taxes to IPS for many years and worked for the Peterson administration for 7 years before becoming the Count
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10 Practices of my Best Teachers

As I recounted in my last blog entry, teachers play a tremendously important role in all of our lives. With this in mind, I began reflecting on the qualities that made my best teachers, well, the best. I’ve compiled my top reasons here. #1: Coming in before school or staying after sch
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My thanks and a bittersweet goodbye

Dear friends, It’s a bittersweet week for me at the IPS Education Foundation.  My last day in the office as Executive Director is Friday, July 11.  I leave to take on the role of Director of Marketing and Business Development at Well Done Marketing in Fountain Square.  While I am exci
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Exceptional IPS student takes home college scholarship

Earlier this June, the Sam Odle Scholarship was awarded to an outstanding IPS senior in honor of Sam Odle, an IPS board member and advocate for the district. Odle was also the moderator of The Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series® 38th Class, which is generously funded by the L
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IPSEF Board Member Spotlight – Andy Pollen

IPS Education Foundation board member Andy Pollen is preparing to leave Indianapolis, but before he ends his time as a Hoosier, he took some time to speak with us about his time serving on the board. Pollen has been involved with the Foundation for two and a half years. While he did n
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