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Donor Spotlight: Jesse Beck

Name: Jesse Beck Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: Horticulture at IUPUI What neighborhood do you live in?: Little Flower What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis?: I love riding my bike along Brookside Parkway North Drive starring into the park and imagining the potential. How long have you supported Keep Indianapolis Beautiful?: I have been volunteering since 2011 when KIB had a tree planting in my … Read more

KIB in the News: I am an American, Mari Aviles

Mari Aviles has worked for KIB as a Community Arborist for the past six months where she truly believes and lives the KIB mission of connecting people to nature so both thrive. Mari was recently featured in USA Today’s “I am an American” series. The series showcases individuals across the country seeking to unite their communities and we couldn’t be more … Read more

What a KIB Volunteer Taught Me

On my second day with KIB, I got to participate in the Fountain Square Neighborhood Cleanup. When both sun and temperatures were high and the group was seriously sweating from all the action, I asked one of our teams if anyone wanted to help me use our wheelbarrow to bring fellow volunteers water.  Without hesitation, a young volunteer, named Destiny … Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: Francine Stonehouse

Name: Francine Stonehouse   Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: I have been joyfully retired for three years. Prior to retirement, I worked various roles with an electronic medical record system: consultant, trainer, manager, designer. Twenty years with the vendor, then the last five with St. Vincent Hospital.   What neighborhood do you live in? I live in southeast Indianapolis, in the little town of … Read more

Donor Spotlight: Matthew Hanger

Name: Matt Hanger Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: Co-Founder and CTO of Willo Labs; KIB Tree Tender What neighborhood do you live in?: Meridian Kessler What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis?: I have a few spots I find myself coming back to. When I need to recharge and recenter, I enjoy walking through the trees at Holliday Park. Rainy spring days are … Read more