Finalist Profile: Dave Neff

Want to know what a bias for action looks like? Keep an eye on Dave Neff, CEO of Edge Mentoring. He started as Edge’s first employee back in 2014 and has led the organization to what his board calls “exponential growth” during his tenure.  Since its inception, EDGE has helped more than 1,000 mentors and […]

Finalist Profile: Justin Hayes

Throughout the course of interviews, we’ve asked many finalists the question, “What’s on your wish list for the organization you support?” We weren’t expecting the answer we got from Justin Hayes, a candidate for ELEVATE Board Member of the Year. “I don’t feel as though I’ve left anything on the table that I wanted to […]

Finalist Profile: Ranjana Chandramouli

Ranjana Chandramouli was quite surprised to be a finalist for United Way of Central Indiana’s ELEVATE Volunteer of the Year award. In fact, she didn’t initially plan to be in the Hoosier state at all. Originally from Colorado, she came to Indiana for the engineering program at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. “I remember thinking, I […]

Finalist Profile: Darcey Palmer-Shultz

Sports metaphors and quotes are so often used to talk about great leaders. So, maybe it’s the lingering effects of last night’s Super Bowl that has us thinking about how Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana CEO Darcey Palmer-Shultz feels like someone you’d want on the sidelines coaching you. During our chat it became […]

Finalists Announced for ELEVATE Awards

United Way’s ELEVATE Awards recognizes the next generation of philanthropists, volunteers and activists in the Central Indiana community. After receiving an astounding 106 nominations for the inaugural award year, 15 finalists were selected across five categories. Winners will be announced at ELEVATE, an evening of philanthropy and community with this “Havana Nights”-themed event on March […]

Judges Announced for United Way’s ELEVATE Awards

The nominations for United Way’s ELEVATE Awards for Central Indiana’s next gen leaders are rolling in (Thank you, and keep them coming!). The ELEVATE gala is United Way of Central Indiana’s new, signature fundraising event designed to engage and recognize up and coming philanthropists, volunteers and advocates who care about our community’s social issues. Behind […]