Who We Are
Having grown up during the Great Depression and helped liberate Dachau concentration camp at the end of World War II, Eugene B. Glick saw enough poverty and human suffering to last a lifetime. Gene’s firsthand experience became the foundation for his life’s work and continues to influence the direction of Glick Philanthropies today. It also helped him understand the importance of being a part of something larger than oneself – and how those experiences transform lives and create opportunities for generations to come.
About Glick Philanthropies
Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. Together, Glick Philanthropies strives to strengthen the quality of life in central Indiana and in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located to ensure that people in those local communities can reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity. Glick Philanthropies includes the Glick Family Foundation, Glick Housing Foundation, Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), and Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI). Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded over $280 million to charitable causes and has led a transformative effort to improve education and economic opportunity on Indianapolis’ far eastside where the Gene B. Glick Company was originally headquartered.
Glick Philanthropies seeks to build community and create opportunities for children and adults to reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity. We do this by supporting equitable access to quality education, basic needs, affordable housing, and creative forms of expression, and we focus on supporting opportunities that would not happen without our support.
“Our philanthropic mission is to challenge ourselves to create opportunities that improve the quality of life for everyone in our community.”
Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Glick Family Foundation; President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Glick Housing Foundation