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Race for the Cure, one of the many fundraising events listed on our site.

We list numerous charity events and fundraisers all over Indiana on this page, such as the Race for the Cure at Military Park to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (pictured above), and many others. If your fundraising event is not listed on this page, send us the information!

Upcoming Events

Listed in order by date and time from today forward.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM.
'Be My Valentine' 5K Run and Walk at the Indianapolis Athenaeum.

A 5K running event through a beautiful course near Massachusetts Avenue. All participants receive a medal, souvenir tumbler, and souvenir fleece blanket. $30-$35. Info: 317-696-0196.
Location: Indianapolis Athenaeum, 401 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
fun-races.com/valentine/ [Ref #705045]

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Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM.
3rd Annual Patachou Foundation Speaker's Forum at Park Tudor School.

Featuring former Rikers Island teacher Jordyn Lexton, creator of Drive Change NYC, introduced by Mayor Joe Hogsett. $50-$250. Info: 317-202-0765.
Location: Park Tudor School, 7200 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/ArInPatachou [Ref #703520]

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Friday, February 19, 2016, 6:00 PM.
12th Annual IWIN Foundation Pink Pajama Party at Marriott North Hotel.

A fundraising event for the IWIN Foundation. Wear your favorite pink pajamas and enjoy good food, pink cocktails, silent auction, complimentary spa services, and more. Feb. 19-20: 6 PM Fri to 10 AM Sat. $45-$255. Info: 317-475-0565.
Location: Marriot North Hotel, 3645 River Crossing Pkwy, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/1NPeJrf [Ref #693996]

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Friday, February 19, 2016, 6:30 PM.
IRT Celebrity Radio Show at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.

"To Kill a Mockingjay," on the OneAmerica Stage, with special guests Pat McAfee of the Indianapolis Colts and Tom Griswold from the Bob and Tom Show. Silent auction, plus dance party in the Grand Lobby. $175. Info: 317-635-5252.
Location: Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
irtlive.com/radioshow [Ref #702710]

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Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:00 PM.
6th Annual Rescue Rally Awards Dinner at the Milano Inn.

See which local, all-volunteer, animal rescue groups won Rescue Rally awards. Good food, silent auction. Proceeds benefit next year's Rescue Rally. 7-9 PM. Free admission. Info: 317-264-3585.
Location: Milano Inn, 231 South College Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
movetoact.org/ [Ref #689921]

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Saturday, February 20, 2016, 6:00 PM.
'Flower Power' at the Indianapolis Westin Hotel.

Kaleidoscope of Dance XXII, a fundraising event to benefit Dance Kaleidoscope. Dinner, dancing, silent auction, and a preview of "Voices of a Generation" by the DK dancers. 6-10 PM. $125 (sponsorships $700-$5,000). Black tie optional. Info: 317-940-6555.
Location: Indianapolis Westin Hotel, 50 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
dancekal.org/ [Ref #702712]

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Saturday, February 20, 2016, 6:00 PM.
The Giving Gig at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown - SOLD OUT.

A fundraising event to benefit Community Health Network Foundation's Oncology Patient Assistance Fund, featuring a concert by Huey Lewis and The News, plus cocktails, dinner, auctions, and lots of giving. SOLD OUT. Info: 317-355-4483.
Location: Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, 350 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
ecommunity.com/givinggig/ [Ref #701324]

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Sunday, February 21, 2016, 12:00 PM.
'Taste of Hope' at Hope Academy in Indianapolis.

A fundraising event in celebration of Hope Academy's 10th anniversary. 12-2 PM. $50. Info: 317-572-9384.
Location: Hope Academy, 8102A Clearvista Pkwy, Indianapolis, Marion County.
hopeacademyrhs.org/tasteofhope [Ref #702680]

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:00 PM.
WWE Smackdown Party in Indianapolis.

Watch WWE Smackdown on the venue's seven TVs or shuttle free to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to watch in person. Food and beer onsite for purchase. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish: $8,000 goal. $20 includes parking and admission. Info: 317-737-2036.
Location: Gate Ten Events and Parking, 343 West McCarty Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/ArInSmackdown [Ref #704683]

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Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 AM.
'Brackets for Good' Online Tournament in Indianapolis.

Online donations help your favorite nonprofit organization advance in Brackets For Good and get one step closer to $10,000 $1 equals 1 point. Visit Web site and select "Indianapolis." Info: 317-855-0234.
Location: Brackets for Good Tournament, Online, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bfg.org/ [Ref #702521]

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Friday, February 26, 2016, 6:30 PM.
Indy Pies and Pints at the Ivy Tech Culinary Center.

Enjoy samples from some of Indiana's best breweries and pizzerias as well as live music from The Doo! Band and interactive games. Come early for a special VIP brewery talk and tasting with Twenty Tap. 6:30-10 PM. $25-$40. Info: 317-925-4043.
Location: Ivy Tech Culinary Center, 2820 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
indypiesandpints.com/ [Ref #702788]

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Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM.
Inaugural Puppy Pawlooza in Greenwood.

Bring the family and your leashed canine. Doggie vendors, dog's photos by a professional pet photographer. Celebrity judge Mimi Pearce will be there to award prizes in the pet contests. 10 AM to 2 PM. Free event. Info: 317-738-5500.
Location: North Grove Elementary School, 3280 Fairview Road, Greenwood, Johnson County.
gatewayarc.com/ [Ref #703840]

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Sunday, February 28, 2016, 7:00 PM.
United Way Red Carpet Gala at the Old National Centre.

The major annual fundraising event for United Way with a Godfather-themed Oscar viewing party. Live entertainment, open bar, silent auction, family-style 3-course dinner. 7-11:30 PM. $75 ($125 VIP). Info: 317-920-3460.
Location: Old National Centre, 502 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/1jtAq4J [Ref #686221]

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Friday, March 4, 2016, 6:00 PM.
17th Annual WFYI Ice Miller Wine Fest at Union Station.

A fundraising event to benefit WFYI with fine wine tasting from a showcase of local, national and international vintages, entertaining festivities, hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, and more. 6-9 PM. $75-$150. Info: 317-614-0464.
Location: Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station, 123 West Louisiana Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
wfyi.org/events/wfyi-ice-miller-wine-fest [Ref #702365]

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Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7:30 AM.
'Fight for Air' Climb at Chase Tower.

A fundraising event for the American Lung Association, a family friendly event open to all ages and fitness types. A 47 story climb to the top of Chase Tower. $25 registration fee, $100 fundraising minimum. 7:30-11 AM. Info: 317-819-1181.
Location: Chase Tower, 111 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/1FSwQeF [Ref #685164]

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Sunday, March 6, 2016, 1:00 PM.
5th Annual 'Strikes for Stansfield' Charity Event at Woodland Bowl.

A family-friendly fundraising event to benefit Fletcher Place Community Center in Fountain Square. Bowling, prizes, entertainment, and more, sponsored by Stansfield Circle. 1-3 PM. $25. Info: 317-804-4125.
Location: Woodland Bowl, 3421 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
stansfieldcircle.org/ [Ref #705136]

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Friday, March 11, 2016, 6:00 PM.
13th Annual 'A Soiree de Salud' at the Conrad Hotel.

Timmy Global Health's annual fundraiser celebrating the cultures of the communities they serve while raising support to fund global health programs and volunteer experiences. $125 or $1250 table of 10. Info: 317-920-1822 ext. 2.
Location: Conrad Hotel, 50 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/1OSHvDJ [Ref #701792]

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Saturday, March 12, 2016, 2:00 PM.
Shamrock Beer 5K Run and Walk in Downtown Indianapolis.

Start with a toast of a local brew then run 5K, stopping each kilometer or so to drink another local beer. Enjoy a pint in your souvenir glass at the finish line. $35-$40. Info: 317-696-0196.
Location: Shamrock Beer 5K, 150 West Georgia Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
shamrockbeerrun.com/ [Ref #705052]

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Saturday, March 19, 2016, 6:00 PM.
16th Annual 'Laughing Matters' with Seth Meyers at Hilbert Circle Theatre.

A fundraising event for Cancer Support Community Central Indiana. VIP reception/cocktails at 6 PM with presentation at 8 PM, then general public access at 8:45 PM, Seth Meyers at 9:15 PM. $45.50 and up. Info: 317-639-4300.
Location: Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/ArInSethMeyers [Ref #702522]

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 7:00 PM.
9th Annual Blue Breakfast at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.

An inspirational morning featuring former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Gary Brackett, emcee Rafael Sanchez from WRTV, cash raffle, buffet breakfast, and more. Proceeds benefit Coburn Place. 7-9 AM. $65 ($750 table of 8). Info: 317-923-5750.
Location: Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, 7001 West 56th Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/1Rp2a89 [Ref #705128]

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:00 PM.
'Kiss a Pig' Fundraiser at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

A fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association at halftime of the Indiana Pacers game. Pucker up and join the fun for a squealing good time. $50. Info: 317-352-9226.
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 South Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
diabetes.org/indykissapig [Ref #704699]

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Friday, April 15, 2016, 10:00 AM.
36th Annual Christamore House Guild Book and Author Luncheon.

Featuring six authors who will speak and sign copies of their books. Proceeds benefit the Frances Carter Coburn Scholarship Fun and other Christamore House educational programs. 10 AM to 2 PM. $85. Info: 317-696-1443.
Location: Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
christamoreguild.org/ [Ref #704669]

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Sunday, April 17, 2016, 3:00 PM.
14th Salon Society Concert at the Indianapolis Propylaeum.

A fundraising event to help maintain and preserve the 126-year-old mansion, with a silent auction and dinner following the musical entertainment. 3-7 PM. $106.49. Reservations required. Info: 317-638-7881.
Location: Indianapolis Propylaeum, 1410 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
indyprop.org/ [Ref #702678]

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Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8:35 AM.
'Rock the Block' Run at Center Grove High School.

A fundraising event for Center Grove area charities, organizations and trail projects. 10K run, 5K walk/run, kids run, music, food trucks, vendors, giveaways, and more. $25 until Mar. 31, then $30 ($5 discount for two or more). Info: 317-697-1717.
Location: Center Grove High School, 2717 South Morgantown Road, Greenwood, Johnson County.
rocktheblockrun.org/ [Ref #701793]

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Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:00 AM.
Central Indiana March of Dimes 'March for Babies' Walk.

A fundraising event for Central Indiana March of Dimes with walk, food, games, and more, a fun and free day for all. 9 AM to 1 PM. Free event. Info: 317-262-4668.
Location: White River State Park, 801 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/1PM84Ay [Ref #693657]

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Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9:00 AM.
'Walk to Cure Arthritis' Charity Event at IUPUI.

The Arthritis Foundation's nationwide signature event to support its mission to conquer arthritis by spreading awareness and raising money for research aimed at finding a cure. Register at 9 AM, walk begins at 10:30 AM. Info: 317-879-0321 ext. 2.
Location: Wood Plaza at IUPUI, 815 West New York Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/1SZCo8j [Ref #690898]

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 10:30 AM.
36th Running of the Zoopolis 500 at the Indianapolis Zoo.

The zoo's popular radiated tortoise race, presented by the American Dairy Association, held annually the Wednesday before the Indianapolis 500. Included with zoo admission. Info: 317-630-2001.
Location: Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
indyzoo.com/ [Ref #701669]

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Saturday, May 28, 2016, 8:00 AM.
9th Annual Kent's Run at Boone Grove Elementary School in Valparaiso.

A fundraising event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to honor the life of Boone Grove HS student/athlete Kent Ribordy who died in 2007 due to leukemia. 8 AM CST. Info: 317-379-6326.
Location: Boone Grove Elementary School, 325 W County Rd 55 South, Valparaiso, Porter County.
kentsrun.com/ [Ref #690860]

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Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1:00 PM.
22nd Annual Wicket World of Croquet at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

Don your game whites and hit the court for a competitive day of croquet to benefit the museum. 1 PM registration and practice, 2 PM tournament time. $140-$150 teams of two ($30 spectators). Info: 317-631-1888.
Location: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/20i84sb [Ref #705062]

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Friday, June 10, 2016, 5:30 PM.
'Zoobilation: Keeping it Wild' at the Indianapolis Zoo.

The zoo's annual major fundraising event, a black tie affair presented by IPL. 5:30 PM to midnight (zoo closed today). This event sells out quickly; get your tickets as soon as possible. Info: 317-630-2001.
Location: Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
indyzoo.com/ [Ref #701668]

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Saturday, June 11, 2016, 12:00 PM.
Relay for Life of Southwest Hendricks County in Danville.

A fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, 12 PM to 12 AM. Celebrateg those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Info: 765-225-7575.
Location: Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 East Main Street, Danville, Hendricks County.
bit.ly/1Q3pEiX [Ref #687516]

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Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9:00 AM.
4th Annual CAF Warbird Expo at Indianapolis Regional Airport.

Presented by the Indiana Wing of the Commemorative Air Force with the Red Tail Squadron and its original P-51 Red Tail. Warbird rides, food, microbrew tasting, entertainment, silent auction, giveaways, and more. 9 AM to 5 PM. $23 per vehicle. Info: 317-29.
Location: Indianapolis Regional Airport, 3867 N Aviation Way, Greenfield, Hancock County.
warbirdexpo.com/ [Ref #690814]

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Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2:00 PM.
Inaugural Fermentation Celebration in Jennings County.

A beer and wine charity tasting event (2-6 PM)featuring over 30 local and national breweries and wineries with good food, live music, charity swag raffle, games, camping, then evening concert at 7 PM. $30-$60. 2 PM to midnight. Info: 812-518-BEER.
Location: Muscatatuck Park, 325 N Indiana Hwy 3, North Vernon, Jennings County.
fermentationcelebration.com/ [Ref #703505]

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Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:00 AM.
48th Annual Cataract VFD Bean Dinner Festival.

A 3-day festival with crafts, tool and antique vendors, ham and bean dinners, and more. Sept. 30 to Oct. 2: hours and activities vary daily. Free admission (paid parking). Info: 765-795-4022.
Location: Bean Dinner Festival, Downtown, Cataract, Owen County.
freewebs.com/cataractvfd [Ref #676686]

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Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM.
48th Annual Cataract VFD Bean Dinner Festival.

A 3-day festival with crafts, tool and antique vendors, ham and bean dinners, and more. Sept. 30 to Oct. 2: hours and activities vary daily. Free admission (paid parking). Info: 765-795-4022.
Location: Bean Dinner Festival, Downtown, Cataract, Owen County.
freewebs.com/cataractvfd [Ref #676687]

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Sunday, October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM.
48th Annual Cataract VFD Bean Dinner Festival.

A 3-day festival with crafts, tool and antique vendors, ham and bean dinners, and more. Sept. 30 to Oct. 2: hours and activities vary daily. Free admission (paid parking). Info: 765-795-4022.
Location: Bean Dinner Festival, Downtown, Cataract, Owen County.
freewebs.com/cataractvfd [Ref #676688]

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