Kris Bowers , Fountain Square Wine Market - 02/22/2018
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Kris began her career in sales and sales management at Eastman-Kodak Company and ComputerLand stores. After completing her MBA degree, she moved into the non-profit arena with Kiwanis International where she first managed a department providing support services to various youth programs and then served as chief operating officer of the world’s largest collegiate service organization, Circle K International. Following her career with Kiwanis, she worked in an executive leadership position at a large multi-denominational church.


  Recently Kris along with business partner, Zachary Davis, opened The Wine Market located in the Fountain Square neighborhood. The Wine Market offers...

Justin Ferguson, Ball State University, College of Architecture - 02/15/2018
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  • Master of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati
  • He just completed his doctoral dissertation on public participation in the design of public projects at the University of Michigan
  • Ball State University, leads the College of Architecture and Planning’s outreach and engagement activities
  • Opened, and manages a new Indianapolis-based facility for the College, the CAP: INDY Connector.
  • Previously was the Director of the College's Indianapolis Center, which housed CAP's Master of Urban Design Program 
  • 20 years of professional practice experience ranging across project types such as airports, malls,...

43rd Annual Abe Lincoln Awards Luncheon - 02/09/2018
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43rd Abe Lincoln Scholarship Awards Program!

You will be introduced to 26 amazing young people, who have been nominated by their respective Marion County high schools for achieving academic success while coping with personal adversity. Four honorees will receive scholarships from the Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis totaling $46,250. We will share inspirational stories about these phenomenal students. The event will conclude with moving interviews of the four scholarship recipients conducted by emcee Anne Ryder.

Corey Parchman, Former NFL Player - 02/01/2018
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Corey Parchman, born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the youngest of 3 children by Vivian Parchman and the late Edward Parchman who passed away when Corey was 9 years old. Corey attended Indianapolis Public Schools and graduated from Manual High School where he excelled in sports. 


In track, Corey was:

  •  100 meter dash City Champ
  •  100 meter dash Conference Champ
  •  Two time Long Jump Sectional and Regional Champ
  •  Two time 100 meter dash Sectional and Regional Champ.
  •  Two time 200 meter dash Sectional and Regional Champ

In football, as a quarterback, he was:

  •  Two  time All City, First Team
  •  Two time All Conference First Team
  •  All...

David Forsell, President, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful - 01/25/2018
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David Forsell is President of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), a non-profit organization that engages diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive.  KIB coordinates 20,000 volunteers annually to complete hundreds of environmental and community improvement projects, including litter cleanups, tree plantings, riparian habitat restoration, and community placemaking.  KIB employs 27 full-time employees and over 100 high school and college-aged youth.


KIB’s research-based, long-term goals aim to improve the environment, and the quality of life for residents. KIB’s recent research indicates that voluntary collective care...

Michael Leppert, Public Affairs Director, Krieg Devalt, "The Upcoming Legislative Session" - 01/18/2018
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Krieg DeVault Director of Public Affairs Mike Leppert will entertain and inform during this program when he’ll present the most up-to-date information surrounding Indiana Legislative Session. Sunday Liquor Sales and Cold Beer Laws, Bias Crimes, Drug Crisis, Workforce…they are all in play!  With over 20 years of experience as a public and private sector lobbyist, Mr. Leppert has focused on serving his clients by learning the details of his clients’ business at hand and communicating it effectively. A graduate of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Mr. Leppert has diverse experience, including administering education and youth treatment...

Raad Khatib, Programs Coordinator, IUPUI, 21st Century Scholars Success Program - 01/11/2018
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I was born to a family of refugees escaping war in the Middle East. Most of my extended family came from overseas with nothing and were forced to live together. I grew up in a 3 bedroom house with 23 of my family member. The experiences I had as a minority in America helped form my way of thinking and the goals I wanted to achieve in my life. I ended up attending IUPUI and the Kelley School of Business to get my degree in Finance. My current goal is to pursue my Masters of Health Administration at IUPUI in the next academic year.  I am currently the Program Coordinator for the 21st Century office at IUPUI.  I have been very active in the program since the beginning of my college career....

Happy Holidays - 12/22/2017
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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays - 12/18/2017
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We hope you enjoy time with your family and loved ones over this Holiday season!

We will not have Thursday meetings on these dates over the Holidays:
Thursday, December 21
Thursday, December 28
Thursday, January 4

The Kiwanis Office will be closed Dec 25-27, Jan 1

Kristin Jones, Director of Community Engagement, Julian Center - 12/14/2017
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Kristin Jones is the wife of a former UAW President and mother to two homeschooled children now aged 20 and 24.  Her involvement in the community includes roles as a Children’s Pastor and community activist for neighborhoods on the near Westside.  Her love for her community coalesced into the political arena in 2012 and 2014 where she became a campaign manager for House and Senate races respectively.  In 2015, she tackled a new role as a Campaign Finance Director for a gubernatorial campaign and set and all-time fundraising record for the state of Indiana of $17 million in less than 18 months.  Her ability to organize volunteers for both the community and political campaigns...