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Fairbanks Foundation’s Commitment to Strengthening the City’s Key Economic Drivers: A Review of Grantmaking within our Vitality of Indianapolis Focus Area from 2015 to 2019

Fairbanks Foundation’s Commitment to Strengthening the City’s Key Economic Drivers: A Review of Grantmaking within our Vitality of Indianapolis Focus Area from 2015 to 2019

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. The life sciences sector is a major driver of Central Indiana’s economy and a key contributing factor to the vitality of Indianapolis. While Indiana’s life sciences sector is robust – wages for the sector have grown to $5.8 billion in 2018, and venture capital investments over the last four years totaled $360 million – competition is intensifying as other markets also compete to attract the inves…
Vitality of Indianapolis
Grantee Spotlight: Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis – Building Skills for  An Evolving Workforce

Grantee Spotlight: Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis – Building Skills for An Evolving Workforce

Ellen Quigley is the Vice President of Programs at the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation An Interview with Scott Bess, Head of School, Purdue Polytechnic High School Background In 2017, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation awarded a $1.25 million three-year grant to support the launch and replication of Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis (PPHS), a first-of-its-kind urban high school model aimed at developing a new generation of talent with science, technology, engineering and math (STE…
Vitality of Indianapolis
One solution to Indiana’s high school dropout challenge: reinventing the high school experience with Purdue Polytechnic High School

One solution to Indiana’s high school dropout challenge: reinventing the high school experience with Purdue Polytechnic High School

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. In 2016, Indiana had a four-year, non-waiver high school graduation rate of 82.4%, and an adjusted graduation rate of 89.1%. This means that more than 10% of students – or a total of 8,626 students in 2016 – did not complete high school in four years. While some of these students may eventually graduate in five or more years, some portion has simply dropped out of high school. Given that most jobs in …
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