(INDIANAPOLIS) — A skilled fundraiser with prior experience at Northwestern University, Feeding America and United Way of Central Indiana is the new executive director of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Marci Price most recently had been serving as director of grants and foundations for the United Way of Central Indiana. In that role, Price was responsible for grant acquisition and strategic partnerships with local and national foundations, resulting in millions of new dollars for the organization.
“What really impressed us is Marci’s vast fundraising experience and specifically her grant management, corporate relations and partnership development strengths,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “She also will play a critical role in the recently announced Indiana Workforce Ready initiative to assist employers and employees impacted by the opioid epidemic.”
The Indiana Chamber Foundation, established in 1981, provides leadership through practical policy research to improve the state’s economic climate. The Indiana Vision 2025 long-range economic development plan and recent studies focusing on Indiana’s water supply and school counseling are products of the Foundation.
Price’s first day as executive director of the Indiana Chamber Foundation was February 26.
Additionally, the Indiana Chamber announced that Janet Boston will retire at the end of May as executive director of Indiana INTERNnet, the statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber. She has held that position since February 2011.
Under Boston’s leadership, the program has grown by more than 100% in student registrations and internships offered and by more than 350% in internships filled. She also initiated the EARN (Employment Aid Readiness Network) Indiana effort with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, which provides up to 50% state matching funds for hiring qualified students.
“Janet has taken the program to new heights and greatly expanded statewide partnerships with employers, colleges and universities, and high schools – all with the goal of providing meaningful experiential learning opportunities for students,” Brinegar notes.
Details on the Indiana INTERNnet executive director position and other job opportunities are available at www.indianachamber.com/jobs.
The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”