Rep. Matt Bell Speaks to Indiana Grantmakers Alliance
(STATEHOUSE) March 11, 2009 - Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) discussed education policy, the economy and philanthropy with the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance during the group's first legislator-outreach event at the Statehouse.
"It was a pleasure to be able to have a conversation with Indiana's leading grant-making organizations today," said Rep. Bell. "Their interest in determining the best way to interact and collaborate with state government guarantees a better future for Indiana.
"The not-for-profit sector plays an essential role in supporting Hoosier communities, large and small, across the state. State government's ability to create partnerships and collaborate with philanthropic organizations will establish stronger communities statewide."
The alliance's goal is to advance philanthropy in Indiana by promoting legal, ethical, effective and efficient grant-making, according to Jack Cole, the group's director of member and external relations.
"The purpose of the alliance's summit was to get legislators to understand the value and worth of philanthropy across the state," Cole said. "We want to encourage membership across the state."