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Annual Report 2015 - 2016

At Arts for Learning, we value the right of every child to have access to the arts and
the participatory experiences that unlock minds, expand lives and fulfill creative and
intellectual potential.

Create.
Connect.
Experience.
Understand.

“It takes a village to raise a child” has been so widely
quoted as to verge on the cliché, but there is no more
apt an expression to describe the importance of
community relationships on child development. Arts
for Learning is fortunate to have wonderful support
from donors like you and strong school and community
partners that ensure a true “village” approach to
providing children with rich and meaningful arts
experiences.
As we settle into our new location in the old IPS 27
building, Arts for Learning is eager to grow our village
by assuming an active role in the neighborhood
surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Whether
it’s in our own backyard or throughout the state,
community is our focus. I invite you to explore a bit of
that impact in this annual report.
After 55 years as Indiana’s premiere arts in education
organization, we continue to partner with schools,
nonprofits, and corporations throughout the state to
share ideas and promote creative learning through
the arts. Arts for Learning certainly couldn’t have
reached this milestone anniversary alone and so
we thank you for your encouragement and support.
We can continue to work together as a village to
ensure that the arts are a part of every child’s life and
education.
JoEllen Florio Rossebo
President & CEO
Arts for Learning

Annual Report 2015 - 2016

Every student we served
experienced, on average,
two different arts activities

We offered approximately

75 hours

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of teacher & teaching artist
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1,759 hours of
arts in education
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We presented

380 performances
1,714 workshops
70 residencies
Programming
occurred with
101 school and
community partners,
including
Indianapolis Museum of Art

More than
60,000

unduplicated
children, youth,
and adults
were served
throughout the year

Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital
Riley Hospital for Children
four juvenile detention centers
Marion County Jail
John P. Craine House

Annual Report 2015 - 2016

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Anna White becomes

Executive Director
of Arts for Learning
and the organization
participates in its first
Ver y Special Arts (VSA)
Indiana Festival

Nearly 42,000
children had been
reached through
a decade of
programming at
Arts for Learning

1971

1974

Summer Arts for
Youth (SAY) begins
in collaboration with
the Arts Council of
Indianapolis

1983

1976

1961

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performances

Arts for Learning
becomes a 501c(3)
organization

1978

Arts for Learning
recieves a 3-year

Title IVC grant from
the US Department
of Education

The first annual
Chocolate Fest
fundraiser is held
on Monument
Circle

1988

brating

years!
Arts for Learning
Lessons, a program
that leverages arts
and literacy learning,
is launched

Arts for Learning is
awarded a grant
from the National
Endowment for the
Arts to support the Arts
Partners program

anniversary

2003

1993

2009

2002

1999
Arts for Learning
hosts the Young
Audiences
National Conference
at the Westin Hotel

Arts for Learning
celebrates its 50th

The early childhood
program, Young at
Arts, begins

2007

Upon Anna White’s
retirement, JoEllen
Florio Rossebo is
named the President
and CEO

2012

JoEllen Florio
Rossebo
celebrates her
20th anniversary
with Arts for
Learning

2011
2015

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in Indiana to be ho
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Arts for Learning
changes its name
from Young
Audiences of
Indiana

Annual Report 2015 - 2016

Katie Collier,
Art Teacher at
Carey Ridge
Elementary
Arts for Learning’s 2015
Art Champion

2015 Arts Champion
Every year, Arts for Learning selects an Indiana teacher to honor as an Arts
Champion for his/her advocacy of the arts and advancement of creative
learning opportunities in the classroom. Katie Collier, Art Teacher at Carey
Ridge Elementary, was named the 2015 Arts Champion.
“As the 2015 Arts Champion, I wish to express my gratitude and am
grateful for the opportunities this award has provided. My school, family
and I are sincerely thankful for your generosity and for giving me the
opportunity to further support the arts. Arts for Learning has inspired our
Carey Ridge Elementary teachers, school and community to implement
new innovative art activities that connect in-school and out-of-school
learning. We support curriculum project-based learning strategies to
better enhance critical thinking as well as self-directed learning in order for
students to become self-reliant, self-motivated, and life-long learners. This
occurs through many channels, such as exploring ebru, or Turkish marbling,
to celebrate creativity on International Dot Day; hosting “Pinwheels for
Peace,” a community installation focused on world peace and harmony for
International Peace Day; and wearing our PJs to school for Family Pajama
Day to raise awareness while providing support for art therapy programs at
Riley Hospital for Children.
I am excited to start planning our new curriculum as well as getting into the
dynamics of generating new creative art events. My enthusiasm is evident
in the long list of ideas I have already created in anticipation of next year.
I am especially excited about expanding guest speakers in the classroom
and look forward to working on innovative programs with Arts for Learning
and their teaching artists’ workshops.
I would like to thank Arts for Learning once again for the great privilege of
having been awarded the 2015 Arts Champion. Still today, I am overcome
by the honor. Thank you, Arts for Learning, for all your efforts in supporting
the arts.”

Annual Report 2015 - 2016

EXPENSES

Programming

Fundraising

Administration

70 %

16%

14%

INCOME
Grant Support: 61%
Program Earned Revenue: 26%
Corporate & Individual Contributions: 8%
Fundraising Event Support: 3%
Other Revenue: 1%
In-Kind Contributions: 1%

Individual Donors
$2,500 and above
Alice & Kirk McKinney Family Fund of the
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Jim and Sara Lootens
Mrs. Dawn Fazli
N. Clay Robbins and Amy McConkey
Robbins
$1,000 - $2,499
Ms. Susan Blackwell May
Andrea Lee Hoogwerf
Anna S. and James P. White
Anonymous (2)
Earl Harris 15 Year Charitable Lead
Annuity Trust
Jeff and Colleen Webster
JoEllen Florio Rossebo
John and Jessica Barth
Kathy and John Sharpe
Linda and Don Neel
Michael and Susan Porter
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly, II
Ms. Allison W. Meta
Roy and Mary Cage Young Audiences of
Indiana Endowment Fund of Legacy
Fund
Susan and Jason Oliver
Tami and Chris Earnhart
Todd and Denise Holder
William and Carolyn Neale
$500 - $999
Alice Schloss
Bob and Tish Brafford
Celia and David Smith
Dan Clark
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Broadie
Emily A. West
Harriet Ivey and Richard Brashear
Jon and Kelly Lamm Teller
Kenneth and Krisztina Inskeep
Lindsay Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schloss
Sarah Barney
$250 - $499
Ace Yakey
Anne Surak
Anonymous
Bill Scott
Bob and Pat Anker
Byron Myers and Margaret Myers
Desma and Matt Belsaas
Gretchen Wolfram
Jennifer Collins
John and Liz Jenkins
Lisa Beiter
Marsha Hearn-Lindsey
Mrs. Alisia Morales
Peggy Meyers
Ralph Nowak
Suzanne B. Blakeman
$100 - $249
Alyson H. Smith
Ann and Mark Varnau
Anonymous (4)
Bret and Mary Lou Waller
Cassandra Thomas
Clayton and Pauletta Brewer
David and Kathie Riley
David Swider
Deborah Christie
Don & Ginger Bievenour
Donald and Christine Lundberg
Dr. and Mrs. Jon E. Lewis
Erin Hedges
Gary Thompson and Leigh Harris

Gerry and Sue LaFollette
Heather McPherson and Malcom W.
Smith
James and Carol Campbell
Jane and Fred Schlegel
Jean and Lamar Richcreek
Jim and Jackie Morris
Jim and Sally Friend
Joan and William Gardiner
Joe and Marcia Erne
John and Catherine Bridge
Kim O. Smith
Laura Jean King
Mark and Nancy Ruschman
Mary and Tom Grein
Mary Ann Forseth
Mary O. and Stephen E. Devoe
Michael O’Brien and Jackie Nytes
Mike and Claudia Alerding
Mindy and Charlie Schlegel
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene E. Henn
Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Dennerline
Ms. Linda Barb and Mr. David Hinshaw
Ms. Vicki Shafer
Natalie and Bryan Leniski
Randy and Mary Rogers
Rob and Sherri Glass
Robert Meitus
Robert Seelbach and Beth Koenen
Seelbach
Rod and Anne Scheele
Sally and Mark Zelonis
Sarah and Jim Fronczek
Shannon Reeves
Suzanne and Charles Beard
The Rose Inc.
William B. Clark
Up to $99
Adrian Selig
Allen Pekar
Amanda Reichelt
Anonymous (3)
Barbara Applegate-Jones
Carole and Richard Darst
Carole Longardner
Dave Garrett
David and Melli Hoppe
David Andrichik
David Hochoy
Dick and Sheryl Hamstra
Donald and Carla Bennett
Dorit and Gerald Paul
Dr. F. Robert and Linda Sabol
Gary and Jennifer Hollingsworth
James Beaudry
Jane and Andrew Paine
Jean Easter
Jessie Dias
Joan Leibman
John and Denise Bell
Joli and Matt Heavin
Jonathan and Julia Birge
Judith Culpepper
Julie Schmidt
Karen and Dave Monesmith
Leslie Obst
Lorelei and Tom Farlow
Maribeth Bailey
Marilyn Hoffman
Mary Anne Winslow
Mary Fatout Proctor and Robert Proctor
Melinda Blakesley
Mike and Mary Rice
Mike and Pat Cracraft
Molly and Joe Shane

In-Kind Gifts
Arni’s Restaurant
Butler Winery & Vineyards
Chilly Water Brewing Company
Confection Delights
Dallara IndyCar Factory
Datsa Pizza
Donaldson’s Finer Chocolates
Endangered Species Chocolate
Hubbard & Cravens Coffee Company
J. Evelyn Confections
Just Pop In!
Litterally Divine Toffee and Truffles
Louise’s Sweets
Mallow Run LLC
Peacetree Mountain Truffles
Piezanos Pizza
Princess Confections
Schakolad Chocolate Factory
Simple Taste Inc.
Simply Divince Cupcakes LLC
SoBro Cafe
Southwest Airlines
Sun King Brewing Company
Soupremacy
The Best Chocolate in Town, Inc.
Upland Brewing Company
Wicked Suga

Eli Lilly and Company Foundation
Hollie and Anna Oakley Foundation
Junior League of Indianapolis
Legacy Fund, a CICF affiliate
Managed Health Services
Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr., Memorial
Foundation, Inc.
Pacers Foundation
$2,500 - $4,999
Arthur Jordan Foundation
Buckingham Foundation
Ice Miller
Lumina Foundation for Education
National Bank of Indianapolis
Wolfrum Capital Management
Group,
Inc., an affiliate of David A. Noyes
&
Co.
Young Audiences Arts for Learning,
Inc.
Up to $2,499
Art 4 Moore Fund of Tides Foundation
BMO Financial Group
Carl Marshall Reeves and Mildred
Almen Reeves Foundation, Inc.
Context, LLC
Downtown Optimist Foundation
Glick Family Foundation
Gregory & Appel Insurance
Indiana First Lady’s Charitable
Foundation
Indiana Youth Institute
Jazz Kitchen
Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. Epsilon Sigma Chapter
Salesforce Foundation
Simon Property Group
The Penrod Society
The PNC Financial Services
Group, Inc.
USA Funds

Corporate and Foundation Donors
$100,000 and above
Lilly Endowment Inc.
$50,000 - $99,999
Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable
Foundation
$10,000 - $49,999
Arts Council of Indianapolis
Indiana Arts Commission and the
National Endowment for the Arts, a
federal agency
5x5 Indy (Christel DeHaan Family
Foundation; the Central Indiana
Community Foundation; Lilly
Endowment, Inc.; and the Efroymson
Family Fund, a CICF affiliate)
Christel DeHaan Family Foundation
Johnson County Community
Foundation
National Writing Project’s Educator
Innovator Initiative and the LRNG
Innovation Challenge, the John
D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation, and John Legend’s Show
Me Campaign
PNC Foundation
State Farm Youth Advisory Board
The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF
affilliate
$5,000 - $9,999
Brave Heart Foundation
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Tribute Gifts
In honor of Annie Surina
Jo An Hudson Robertson
In honor of JoEllen Florio Rossebo’s
20th Anniversary with Arts for
Learning
Sarah Barney
Jim Chesterfield
Karla Surmacz
Lynaire and Turk White
In honor of Kathy Bloomquist
Tharp-Perrin Gindhard Artists
In honor of Susan E. May
Judith A. Culpepper
Jessie Dias
In honor of Will Gould
Gerry and Sue LaFollette
In memory of Bernard Lootens
JoEllen Florio Rossebo
In memory of DeWitt Draa
IPS Center for Inquiry 2
In memory of E. Kirk McKinney
Jim and Sara Lootens
In memory of Gene William Jones
Barbara Applegate-Jones
In memory of John C. Harvey
Mary Fatout Proctor and Robert
Proctor
In memory of John Rardon
Gail Thomas Strong
In memory of Sandra Laramore
Roopali M. Shah

Mr. Charles Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Joseth M. Ivcevich
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Thorpe
Mrs. August M. Hardee
Mrs. Janet Guest
Ms. Patricia A. Stevens
Peg Strodtbeck
Randall Ayers
Roberta Ross
Sandy and Bob Reiberg
Sean Gray
Susan Zurbuchen
Vic and Katie Smith

Annual Report 2015 - 2016

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