Indiana Philanthropy Awards Celebration

Indiana Philanthropy Awards Celebration

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November 14, 2019
11:15 a.m. Registration
12 p.m.  Lunch and Awards
Indiana Roof Ballroom

  Registration is closed for this event

Fundraising professionals throughout the state will be celebrating the spirit of giving in November by recognizing philanthropists and the impact of Hoosier philanthropy at the 37th annual Indiana Philanthropy Awards celebration presented by Aly Sterling Philanthropy.

The following will be recognized during this year's event:

Lifetime Achievement: Robert H. McKinney
(Indianapolis) nominated by Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Lifetime Achievement:  Rick L. and Vicki L. James (Angola) nominated by Trine University

Outstanding Philanthropist: 
Donald Knebel (Zionsville) nominated by Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre

Outstanding Fundraising Professional: 
Ernest Vargo II, CFRE (Indianapolis) nominated by Eskenazi Health Foundation Board of Directors

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:  Kelly N. Stanley (Muncie) nominated by The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County

Outstanding Foundation: 
The Crosser Family Foundation (Indianapolis) nominated by St. Vincent Hospital Foundation

Outstanding Philanthropy Group: 
Foster Fairies (Indianapolis) nominated by Child Advocates

Outstanding Youth Achievement:  
Leo Carnicelli (Indianapolis) nominated by Second Helpings

Outstanding Corporation: 
Old National Bank (Evansville) nominated by Butler University

Outstanding Small Business:  Aero Industries
(Indianapolis) nominated by Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center

Registrations for an individual is $50 and a table of ten is $1,000. 


For information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 event , please contact Julie McDearmon at




Click here to see the list of past recipients.