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NextGear Capital

This month KIB recognizes the generous support of NextGear Capital. On May 16, NextGear Capital employees tackled invasive plants like non-native honey suckle in Riverside Park. Smiling volunteers cut and cleared habitat to make way for urban landscapes free of invasive species, providing native plants and wildlife the space they need to grow and thrive. Huge thanks to Next GearCapital for supporting KIB’s mission and … Read more

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

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

Laura Wayne and Reid Wightman

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: Research Scientist, Dow AgroSciences (Laura); Consultant and Owner, RevICS Security (Reid)   What neighborhood do you live in? South Broad Ripple   What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis?  I love the new Mari Evans mural on Mass Ave. She is such a legendary figure in Indianapolis. (Laura) Eagle Creek Reservoir. I love water, and love green spaces.  I’m … Read more

Will Gardner

Name: My name is Will Gardner.   Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: I am an environmental attorney at Taft, Stettinius, and Hollister LLP.   What neighborhood do you live in? I live in the Meridian Kessler neighborhood.   What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? Indianapolis is filled with great public spaces both large and small, but I always find myself coming back to the … Read more