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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

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

Joan Marsden

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: Retired Lilly, biochemical manufacturing What neighborhood do you live in? Forest Manor, 51 years; originally from Canada, St. Johns, New Brunswick What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis?  Downtown because there is so much going on. Visiting the zoo and museums now with a great-grandchild to feed the ducks. How long have you supported Keep Indianapolis Beautiful? I’ve been … Read more