In 2015, Lilly and United Way of Central Indiana launched a joint effort to resource and implement the Indy Preschool Scholarship Program, which provides children from low-income families access to high quality preschool. More than 1,500 at-risk children are already enrolled in the program. Under this new partnership, programs like the Indy Preschool Scholarship Program will continue to grow. Significantly, Lilly employees will have the opportunity to contribute their time, talent and financial resources to connect with United Way agencies for an engaging and meaningful year-round experience to create long-term impact in their communities.
“No other organization is positioned like United Way to bring together government, the private sector and social service organizations to make meaningful and lasting impact,” said John Lechleiter, Ph.D., Lilly’s CEO who also serves as Chairman for United Way Worldwide. “We hope other businesses will follow our lead and prioritize United Way in their community-based work.”