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INDEPENDENCE ACADEMY OF INDIANA INC's Fundraiser:

Inspire Independence in Autism

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THE STORY:

A school created by and for Families affected by Autism

Susan LeVay and Ruth Padgett, mothers of sons with high-functioning autism, shared a vision of a school they could not find anywhere in Indianapolis.  They envisioned a school that would challenge students academically without overwhelming them and incorporate necessary life and social skills every day. Through their vision, The Independence Academy was created.

The Independence Academy is a state accredited, private non-profit day school for students with autism.  These amazing students have tremendous potential when given the right support.  The Academy opened its doors in 2008 and has steadily grown year to year.

Our students thrive in an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement, where they learn to hone their strengths and overcome their challenges.  The Independence Academy enrolls students who are in grades 5-12. With a very small student-teacher ratio (6 to 1), and trained educators who are passionate about teaching students with autism, students make progress in a caring and encouraging environment. Many make friends for the first time and look forward to going to school.

Our graduates have all gone on to higher learning or jobs where they are making a meaningful contribution to our community, and we are extremely proud of them.  The Independence Academy offers both support and understanding, not just to students, but to the entire family.

Please help support the only school in the Midwest that is solely dedicated to serving students with high-functioning autism.  We are trying to raise funds to provide student scholarships, much-needed technology, essential academic programming and establish a building fund. 

Why do we need your help?  Our current tuition doesn't begin to cover all the costs of operating and maintaining a school like ours, which provides such a low student-to-teacher ratio.  Your donation will help us continue to meet the needs of a growing number of families who don't know where else to turn but have found a place to belong in our unique learning community.  

We are deeply grateful for your support and will use it to help our students work to reach their potential.  Thank you in advance for your contribution and for being a part of the solution for children who desperately need the support that our unique school offers.                         

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To This Fundraiser

$26,333

MONEY RAISED
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  • Marisa and Eddie Gill

    $500

  • Victor and Girtha Perkins

    $100

  • Deddrick and Jennifer Faison

    $100

  • Kim and Michael Davis

    $50

  • Gary and Laura Vipperman

    $100

  • Amanda Vipperman

    $50

  • Angie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Craig Charnley

     

  • Mary Charnley

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Holly Simon

    $100

  • Jack & Cathey wade

    $500

  • Bob Parke

    $100

  • Michael and Alicia Moore

    $100

  • Rainwater Family

    $200

  • Ianigro family

    $50

  • Padgett Law

    $500

  • Byrne Family

    $100

  • John & Alysen

    $100

  • Emily Padgett

    $10

  • Harlee & Brynn Souder

    $20

  • Holly Simon

     

  • Corrine Middleton

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Rachel and Grace

    $200

  • Diane and Harold

    $100

  • Rebecca Zirnheld

     

  • Suzi Oden

    $25

  • Maggie Coyne

     

  • margaret and John Coyne

    $100

  • Joe and Joan Reuter

    $50

  • Brett & Elaine Walker

    $25

  • Steve Beatty

     

  • The Miller Family

    $100

  • Ryan Brady

    $50

  • Brad Wood

    $500

  • sandy fenstermaker

    $25

  • The Melrose Family

    $100

  • Barbara Poore

     

  • Roxanne & Spencer Gudgel

    $100

  • Patrick and Jennifer Barr

    $50

  • Kelly Douglas

    $10

  • Casey Greene

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $4,500

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Clyde and Judy Lovellette

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $4,500

  • Anonymous

    $400

  • Beth McGrath

    $25

  • sally might

    $100

  • Jeri Spradley

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Shupe Fam

    $50

  • Carol Gassen

    $500

  • Erica & Jeff Blashill

    $50

  • Scheetz Charitable Foundation

    $500

  • Arthur and Susan Stern

    $50

  • Katie

    $25

  • Pacers

    $500

  • Ron & Teressa Jenkins, and family

    $100

  • Coach Thomas

    $50

  • Parquet Family

    $250

  • Amy Carter

     

  • Donald & Jane Carter

    $100

  • george Carter

    $125

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Levar Gill

    $25

  • Gus Theofanis

    $100

  • Glenn & Maureen Yaeger

    $100

  • Simon Downey

    $25

  • Williamson Legacy Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

    $100

  • Ben Bruns Family

     

  • Bonnie Hall

    $25

  • Carroll and Joe Corn

    $100

  • Merrill Lynch

    $1,500

  • Sanjay Mishra / Seema Verma

    $100

  • Jill Wenger

     

  • The Rosio Family

    $100

  • Cody Wilson

    $35

  • Farmers Insurance

    $25

  • Tim and Karen

    $50

  • Gerry Burg, Wells Fargo

    $1,000

  • Stephen and Anne Reid

    $100

  • Pat & Pam

    $50

  • Stiley and Deron Jenkins

    $50

  • Curtis & Kim Taylor

    $1,000

  • Ryan and Stephanie Cassman

    $250

  • The Scozzaro Family

    $100

  • Steve & Joy

    $50

  • Nina Records

    $100

  • Gary and Denise Pearson

    $50

  • Jake Vipperman and Amanda Reuter

    $100

  • Andrea Rondinelli

    $100

  • Katz, Sapper & Miller

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Sue Wood

     

  • Rosie Edwards

    $50

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11% Raised of $250,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $26,333 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Eddie & Marisa Gill

Amount Raised

$12,640

 

51% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Board of Directors

Amount Raised

$6,535

 

26% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Inspire Independence Staff

Amount Raised

$2,908

 

29% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lesa Bruns

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

40% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Olivia Taylor

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

sally might

Amount Raised

$700

 

14% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mesha and Jermaine O'neal

Amount Raised

$500

 

1% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christian Moore

Amount Raised

$360

 

4% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Rosie Edwards

Rosie Edwards

DONATION: $50

For our amazing students who inspire me, everyday! 3 years ago

Sue Wood

Sue Wood

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $18

3 years ago

Katz, Sapper & Miller

Katz, Sapper & Miller

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Andrea Rondinelli

Andrea Rondinelli

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jake Vipperman and Amanda Reuter

Jake Vipperman and Amanda Reuter

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Gary and Denise Pearson

Gary and Denise Pearson

DONATION: $50

Good Luck!! 3 years ago

Nina Records

Nina Records

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Steve & Joy

Steve & Joy

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Scozzaro Family

The Scozzaro Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago