Member Testimonials

Jud Fisher, President & COO, Ball Brothers Foundation

"Ball Brothers Foundation has a long history of grantmaking in Indiana, and we are pleased to work with Indiana Philanthropy Alliance to continue our tradition of excellence in grantmaking. As an organization that embraces continuous learning, Ball Brothers Foundation benefits from the conferences and educational programs made available to our board and staff by IPA. We value IPA’s commitment to providing a forum for networking opportunities with other philanthropic organizations across Indiana as well as IPA’s commitment to keeping its members informed about important state and federal legislation that impacts our work. IPA is an invaluable resource for philanthropic organizations in the state of Indiana, and we would absolutely encourage other grantmaking organizations to join IPA and renew their memberships annually."

Janet Heldt Baas, President, Old National Bank Foundation

"Being part of Indiana Philanthropy Alliance remains a priority for me as President of the Old National Bank Foundation. Since we joined IPA eight years ago, we have relied on the organization for up-to-date information on statewide initiatives; online access to a vast array of resources, publications and benchmarking data; and valuable educational programs. I am proud to say that I am currently a board member of IPA and have found the professional networking and participation in strategic planning to be priceless."

Suzie Light, Executive Director, Kosciusko County Community Foundation

"IPA provides a big-picture view of philanthropy across the nation, state and my county. I can count on IPA to show me how our work at the Kosciukso County Community Foundation fits into that big picture."

Doug Inman, Executive Director, The Portland Foundation

"Membership in Indiana Philanthropy Alliance benefits The Portland Foundation in many ways. The camaraderie among the network of community foundations through the Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative is unparalleled in the community foundation field nationally. IPA also serves as a voice for foundations among state and federal legislators. Its efforts to educate legislators on the work of foundations is important and its legislative bill tracking service is a valuable resource, helping me monitor potential legislation that would impact philanthropy."