Stanley K. Lacy Program to Award Up to $15K in Grant Funds

by Joel Reuter - February 7th, 2010

SKL Class XXXIV offers grant to improve lives of at-risk youth

(Indianapolis – February 4, 2010) – The 34th class of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series (SKL) is awarding a grant for up to $15,000 to an area organization with a comprehensive plan for preparing at-risk, non-college-track youth for entering the work force.

The class has specifically designated at-risk youth between the ages of 15 and 20 as their focus. Proposals should demonstrate how measurable results can be achieved within a twelve-month period from the date of the award.

“We believe that assisting at-risk youth in entering the work force will directly impact their success of obtaining gainful employment, as well as have far-reaching benefits for our community by increasing the quality of our workforce as a whole,” commented Elizabeth Garber, a member of SKL class XXXIV and co-chair of this year’s Grant Project. “Accordingly, we will award grant funds to a project or projects that can display the most likely path to success for the targeted group.”

Application for this grant is open to qualified tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations and K-12 public schools in Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Morgan and/or Shelby counties. Additional requirements and criteria apply and are noted on the RFP.

Organizations interested in applying for this grant may obtain the RFP online at The deadline is Friday, March 5. Grant funds will be awarded in May 2010.

Questions can be directed to Linda Kirby, SKL Program Director, at the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce at 317.464.2261 or

About the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series: Formed in 1976 by the Lacy Family, the SKL program seeks to expand the ranks of community leadership by providing a broad range of emerging leaders with the knowledge and incentive to confront the needs of our community. Each year 25 central Indiana professionals are selected to participate in the program. The philanthropic component of the program provides valuable hands-on experience in community needs assessment, prioritization and grant-making for the members of the class.

About the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce: Founded in 1890 by Colonel Eli Lilly and a group of Indianapolis business leaders, the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the central Indiana business community. Today, with a membership of more than 4,300 businesses, the Indianapolis Chamber is still a voice of progress and improvement, bringing together businesses for a thriving community. For more information on the Chamber, visit

Media Contacts:

Joel P. Reuter
Vice President of Communications
PH: 317.464.2220

Linda Kirby
Program Director
Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series
PH: 317.464.2261


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