Support the Trail
As of December 2010, we have raised most of our $55 million budget! Read the story about how the Indianapolis Cultural Trail received $20.5 million from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation!
We still need your help! Your charitable gifts support ongoing maintenance, public art and the community bike program, which will provide inexpensive bicycles in each Cultural District for rent.
Ways to Give
You have options for supporting the Indianapolis Cultural Trail:
- You may choose to give to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail Fund, which pays for all Cultural Trail expenses, including public art and the community bike program.
- You may designate your gift to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail Maintenance Endowment. Thanks to the Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Charitable Fund, a CICF Fund, for matching earlier gifts up to $2 million. This has now been fulfilled and is no longer available.
To designate your gift, simply note "maintenance endowment" on your check or in the online form comments box.
You can make a gift online or by mailing a check to:
Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc., 615 N. Alabama St., Ste. 119, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Be a Cultural Trail Blazer!
We cannot do it without help from ALL of our friends. It's now easy for you to make any size gift today through our online donation form. For donations of $100 or more, you will become a member of "Trail Blazers," a friends of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail group that will receive a special t-shirt and invitations to members-only events throughout the year. (Women's t-shirt shown below in blue and men's in green.)
Become a Trail Blazer and friend of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail today.
Let's build this Indianapolis legacy together.
Buy Cultural Trail Mix
Local chocolatier, Elizabeth Garber of the Best Chocolates In Town, Inc., 880 Mass Ave., has created a healthy, yummy snack to help support the Cultural Trail. Each bag is $7 with $1 going towards the Maintenance Endowment, which will be matched by the Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Charitable Fund, a CICF fund. For more information visit their Web site at www.bestchocolateintown.com, call 317.636.2800 or email email@example.com.
Give Today To Receive Charitable Tax Deduction on 2012 Taxes
Donations to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail are tax deductible on your 2012 income taxes when you make a gift by December 31, 2012. CICF, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, is the fiscal agent for the Cultural Trail, which allows donations to be tax deductible.
CICF can accept gifts of cash, appreciated stock, real estate and estate planning gifts. For more information about charitable gift options and how to best leverage your giving, please contact Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. executive director Kären Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.631.6542 ext 139.
THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to make this project a reality. See Donor Recognition for a list of donors who have contributed $20,000 or more and thank them when you see them in the community.
Click here to make a contribution to the Trail online.
Other Ways You Can Support the Indianapolis Cultural Trail
- Forward a link to this page to your friends and family with a note from you explaining why you think this is worthy of their support.
- Host a fund-or-friend-raising party! We provide the information, even a presentation, and you provide the people. Meet on the Cultural Trail, your home, office, or your favorite gathering place. What a great way to help us spread the word, raise money and have fun with friends.
- Send us your Trail Testimonial about why you believe this project is important to Indianapolis. We use testimonials on our Web site, in Trail Talk e-newsletters and in grant proposals to demonstrate the project's wide appeal. (Send testimonials to email@example.com.)
- Pick up trash and report problems to Kären Haley at 317.631.6542 ext 139, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us maintain this as a world-class amenity.
Indianapolis Cultural Trail Fundraising Committee
Andre Lacy, chairman, CEO and president of LDI, LTD., and Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) President Brian Payne co-chaired a committee of business and civic leaders who helped raise the initial funding needed to complete the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. The Gene and Marilyn Glick gift of $15 million, combined with previous donations and grant dollars, enabled the project to move forward. Committee members included:
- John Lechleiter, CEO, Eli Lilly and Company
- Ann Murtlow, Former CEO, Indianapolis Power and Light Company
- Brian Sullivan, Managing Partner, Shiel Sexton
- Mark Lawrance, Senior Vice President, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
- Myrta Pulliam, Senior Advisor, Indianapolis Star
- Mike Alley, Chairman, Patriot Investment, LLC
- Mark Miles, President, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
- Dr. Virginia Caine, President, Marion County Health Department