The Indianapolis Foundation Announces New Board Leadership

The Indianapolis FoundationINDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 23, 2016) – The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) serving Marion County, today announced its 2016 board of directors and officers. The six member-board representing The Indianapolis Foundation will continue a 100-year-old legacy of awarding grants that address the greatest needs in Indianapolis and Marion County.

The 2016 board of directors will be lead by chairman Mr. Gregory Hahn, partner at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Mr. Hahn joined the board in 2011 and also serves on the board of CICF and English Foundation.

“This is an especially exciting year for Indianapolis,” says Hahn. “As the city celebrates its bicentennial The Indianapolis Foundation is celebrating 100 years of community investment, innovation and leadership. It’s a privilege to be a part of such an important legacy.” The board is comprised of six directors: two appointed by the Mayor of Indianapolis, two by the Marion County Circuit Court Judge, and two by the presiding Judge of the United States District Court.

The Indianapolis Foundation Board of 2016 includes:

  • Board Chair – Mr. Gregory Hahn, partner, Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP
  • Vice Chair – Mr. Alan Levin, managing partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
  • Secretary – Mr. Jerry Semler, chairman emeritus, American United Mutual Insurance Holding Company
  • Director – Ms. Kathy Davis, owner and founder, Davis Design Group
  • Director – Ms. Cynthia Simon Skjodt, community volunteer
  • Director – Mr. Milton Thompson, Bleeke Dillion Crandall Attorneys

ABOUT THE INDIANAPOLIS FOUNDATION Established in 1916, The Indianapolis Foundation was one of the first community trusts in America. The Foundation is a public charity and an affiliate of CICF, a collaborative effort between the community foundations serving Marion and Hamilton Counties. As Indiana’s oldest and largest community foundation, The Indianapolis Foundation was created to ensure that the quality of life in Marion County continuously improves; to help where the needs are greatest and the benefits to the community are most extensive; and to provide donors a vehicle for using their gifts in the best possible way now, and in the future as conditions in the community change. Learn more about The Indianapolis Foundation’s anniversary at

ABOUT CENTRAL INDIANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $720 million public foundation transforming the lives of central Indiana residents in three ways: consulting donors, family foundations and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to address community needs and seize opportunities. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991. For more information about CICF, visit, or contact Mike Knight at

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