125 Years, 125 Causes

To celebrate our 125th anniversary and express our gratitude to the community at large, Gregory & Appel Insurance donated $500 each to 125 Central Indiana non-profit organizations. View the full list of recipients.

Throughout our 125-year history, which includes 10 different office locations, downtown Indianapolis has always been our home. Central Indiana has been an integral part of our successful longevity. To celebrate our 125th anniversary and express our gratitude to the community at large, Gregory & Appel Insurance decided to fund a charitable initiative to donate $500 each to 125 Central Indiana non-profit organizations.

On behalf of the entire Gregory & Appel team, we sincerely thank every one of the 350 non-profit 501c3 organizations who applied via our website process during the seven-week submission period. Each applicant had a strong case and we were impressed by the number of groups that are doing so many great things for people in our community.

1. Alternatives Incorporated of Madison Co

2. Alzheimer's Association

3. Best Buddies Indiana

4. Big Brothers Big Sisters—Central Indiana

5. Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis

6. Brooke's Place for Grieving Young People

7. Bureau of Jewish Education

8. Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation

9. Catholic Charities of Indianapolis

10. Center for Leadership Development

11. Challenge Foundation Academy

12. Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School

13. Children's Bureau

14. Christel House Academy

15. Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention

16. Coburn Place Safe Haven

17. Crossroads of America Council Boy Scouts of America

18. Damar Services

19. Dance Kaleidoscope

20. Day Nursery Association

21. Dayspring Center

22. Eiteljorg Museum

23. FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

24. Fairbanks

25. Fall Creek Academy

26. Family Service of Central Indiana

27. Fathers and Families Center

28. Fine Arts Society of Indianapolis

29. Fountain Square Academy

30. Friends of Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library

31. Gateway Association, Inc.

32. Gennesaret Free Clinic

33. Girls Incorporated of Indianapolis

34. Give Back Inc.

35. Global Gifts

36. Good Samaritan Network

37. Goodwill Industries Foundation of Central IN

38. Goodwill Industries/Indpls. Metropolitan HS

39. Greenwood Parks & Recreation

40. Habitat for Humanity, Johnson County

41. Hamilton Co. Area Neighborhood Development

42. Happy Hollow Children's Camp

43. HealthNet Inc.—Homeless Initiative Program

44. Hendricks Regional Health Foundation

45. Heritage Place of Indianapolis

46. Hoosier Environmental Council

47. Hope Academy

48. Howard Regional Health System Foundation

49. Humane Society of Indianapolis

50. IN Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

51. Indiana Assoc. for Community Econom Dev.

52. Indiana Jr. Tennis Development Fund

53. Indiana Juvenile Justice Task Force

54. Indiana Reading & Information Service

55. Indiana Recycling Coalition

56. Indianapolis Art Center

57. Indianapolis Children's Choir

58. Indianapolis Civic Theatre

59. Indianapolis Early Learning Center

60. Indianapolis Opera

61. Indianapolis Parks Foundation

62. Indianapolis Senior Center

63. Indianapolis Zoo

64. Indy Baroque

65. Indy Reads

66. International Center of Indianapolis

67. Jameson Camp

68. JCC

69. JEWEL Human Services

70. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

71. Kingsway Community Care Center

72. Learning Well Inc.

73. Legacy House

74. Lifebridge Inc.

75. Little Red Door Cancer Agency

76. Local Initiatives Support Corporation

77. Lupus Foundation of America

78. Madame Walker Theatre Center

79. Marion County Fair

80. Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana

81. Midwest Food Bank

82. Music For All

83. National Coalition of 100 Black Women

84. National Multiple Sclerosis Society

85. Noble of Indiana Dream Team

86. NPower of Indiana

87. Orchard SChool Foundation IN Partnership for Young Writers

88. Outreach Inc.

89. Partnership for Healthier Johnson Co.

90. Planned Parenthood of Indiana

91. President Benjamin Harrison Foundation

92. Ransburg YMCA

93. Rebuilding the Wall

94. Riley Children's Foundation

95. Ronald McDonald House of Indiana

96. Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation

97. Ruth Lily Health Education Center

98. Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation

99. School on Wheels

100. Second Helpings

101. Shepherd Community Center

102. Southeast Community Services

103. Special Olympics Ind., Washington Twnshp.

104. St. Mary's Child Center

105. Storytelling Arts of Indiana

106. Sycamore School

107. Teachers' Treasures Inc.

108. The ALS Association

109. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

110. The Children's TherAplay Foundation

111. The Julian Center

112. The Project School

113. The Saturday Evening Post Society

114. The Tony Stewart Foundation

115. The Villages of Indiana

116. The Wellness Community-Central Indiana

117. Training Inc.

118. University of Indianapolis

119. Visiting Nurse Service Inc.

120. Volunteers of America of Indiana

121. VSA arts of Indiana

122. Wayne Township Education Foundation

123. Westview Medical Foundation

124. Wheeler Mission Ministries

125. Young Audiences of Indiana

125 Charities Grant Application
All applications had to be submitted via our gregoryappel.com website. The decisions were based upon each applicant's answers to questions regarding their most effective program for improving our community and how they would use the $500 to enhance that program.
A five-person panel of local civic and philanthropic leaders and Gregory & Appel Insurance representatives made up the selection committee.

The panelists included:
• Dan Appel, President, Gregory & Appel
• Steve Appel, Vice President, Corporate Development, Gregory & Appel
• Christie Gillespie, Director, Agency Services, United Way of Central Indiana
• Claire Fiddian-Green, Grants Officer, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc.
• Joanna Nixon, Vice President for Grantmaking, Central Indiana Community Foundation