|More humanities programs in more areas of the state and a major boost to Indiana Humanities’ ongoing sustainability. That’s what our recent gift from Lilly Endowment Inc. means to Indiana.
Needless to say, we’re excited and grateful.
|In short, the Lilly Endowment gift – part of a $100 million distribution to 14 arts and culture organizations across the state – fosters our long-term sustainability and strengthens our capacity to do more of what our partners call on us to do: provide grants and resources, initiate local and statewide humanities programming, and highlight the importance of the humanities.
To make sure we honor this gift with good stewardship, in the coming year we’ll focus on our core programs while also thoughtfully planning new programs for implementation starting in 2017. Key strategies driving this planning include:
|As we embark on this era of expanded programming and reach, we look forward to collaborating even more with partners like you. We see this not so much as a gift to Indiana Humanities, but more as a gift to the humanities in Indiana – and we want all of Indiana to enjoy in its benefits.
One final note: This gift also will allow us to make some much-needed needed repairs and upgrades to the historic Meredith Nicholson House that serves as our headquarters. While a minor part of the grant, this work provides a wonderful metaphor for how the Lilly Endowment gift serves the humanities in Indiana: It will have a tangible immediate impact while also ensuring long-term viability. For that, we are grateful.
Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to the year ahead.