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Glick Philanthropies Promotes Director of Philanthropy and Hires Communications Manager

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INDIANAPOLIS, June 1, 2022 – Glick Philanthropies promoted Ben Grande to Director of Philanthropy and hired Hannah Riffle as Communications & Engagement Manager to advance Glick Philanthropies’ mission of building community and creating opportunity in Central Indiana and the places where the Gene B. Glick Company operates through grantmaking, stakeholder engagement and cause-related communications.

“Glick Philanthropies imagines a future where all members of our community are connected and empowered to reach their potential,” said Ryan Brady, Vice President of Glick Philanthropies. “By promoting Ben and hiring Hannah, the Glick Philanthropies team is well-positioned to leverage our time, talent and treasure to support organizations and elevate initiatives that are creating strong, vibrant communities.”

The Gene B. Glick Company also promoted Grande to Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In this shared role between the Gene B. Glick Company and Glick Philanthropies, he will work across departments and geographies to carry out the company’s three CSR goals of helping team members and their families reach their goals, creating transformational opportunities for residents, and strengthening the quality of life in the communities served.

Prior to this promotion, Grande served for five years as the Philanthropy Manager for Glick Philanthropies and the CSR Manager for the Gene B. Glick Company. This May, he completed a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

As Communications & Engagement Manager for Glick Philanthropies, Hannah Riffle works closely with board members, grant committees, grantees, foundations, public officials, community leaders and neighborhood representatives to understand challenges, identify potential areas for impact and create effective, action-oriented communications.  

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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 communities can reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity. Glick Philanthropies includes the Glick Family Foundation, the Glick Housing Foundation, the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the Far Eastside Success Initiative and TeenWorks. Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded over $275 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. For more information, visit