Tag: Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County

New Coaching Program Helps At-Risk High School Students

BY JANET MANDELSTAM High school students at risk of not earning a diploma have extra support this year thanks to a new pilot program that places eight educational coaches at 10 schools in southwest-central Indiana. Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) and Ivy Tech Community College–Bloomington launched the Graduation and Career Coaching Initiative to improve graduation rates, [...]

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The New Philanthropists: Regular Folks 
Making an Impact

BY ADAM KENT-ISAAC When people hear the word “philanthropist,” many think of wealthy individuals like Bill Cook, who give thousands or millions to not-for-profit organizations. The New Philanthropists of Bloomington wants to change that perception by encouraging regular folks to give small amounts and pool their resources. “It’s a giving circle,” says member Julie Gudaitis, [...]

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How Community Foundation Can Help You Help Others

Named endowments can start with just $1,000! Tina Peterson. Photo by Jeffrey Hammond BY ELISABETH ANDREWS What’s on your wish list for a stronger local community? Whether you dream of accessible preschool programs, strategies for sustainability, or prominent public art, facilitating those changes may be easier than you think. Tina Peterson, president and CEO of [...]

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