St.Vincent House aids patients’ families

St.Vincent House aids patients’ families

May 1, 2017 By Mark Ambrogi
St.Vincent Health officials saw a need to help families who need to be close to loved ones.

Thus, St.Vincent House has been established to ease that burden for people who might have a family member under care for extended period of time or even a week or two.

“We are serving all families that have patients at St.Vincent, so that includes St.Vincent Hospital, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, Women’s Hospital, so we’re serving all ages,” said Connie Cripe, director of St.Vincent House and Noblesville resident.

Cripe said the house was built as part of a St.Vincent Foundation capital campaign. He said it was a little more than $8 million in funding to create the house, which opened April 20 at 2031 Dugan Dr., Indianapolis. The house is directly behind Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. read more

In Greater Lafayette, teamwork makes the dream work

In Greater Lafayette, teamwork makes the dream work

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The unveiling this week of a planned softball complex in Lafayette is the most recent in a long history of public-private partnerships that turned extraordinary ideas into reality.

The Crosser Sports Complex, named in memory of the late Richard. H. Crosser, will add four high school regulation softball fields to a 15-acre site near Elston Road and Powder House Lane on Lafayette’s southwest side.

The land for the complex was donated by John and June Scheumann, while Westport Homes Inc. and the Crosser Family Foundation contributed a combined $650,000 toward the project. read more

Legacy Fund honors Hamilton County Family

Legacy Fund honors Hamilton County Family

CARMEL — The Crosser family has received the inaugural Celebration of Philanthropy Living Legacy Award.

It’s a new award from the Legacy Fund, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, to honor people who impact the quality of life in Hamilton County.

Janet Crosser, Carmel — along with her son Craig Crosser and his wife Christi, and Janet’s daughter Carrie Renner and husband Scott Renner, all of Noblesville — accepted the award on behalf of the Crosser Family Foundation. Janet’s husband, the late Richard H. Crosser, started the private family foundation in Noblesville in 2001 to help youths and their families. read more

Child Protection Center Flourishes with Crosser Family Foundation Gift

Child Protection Center Flourishes with Crosser Family Foundation Gift

Every child deserves to be raised in a safe and loving environment and protected from individuals who might seek to harm them. Tragically, this is not always the case. Various forms of child abuse are all too common in today’s society.

In response to this critical issue, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent established a Child Protection Center in July of 2008. The purpose of this Center is to provide a wide range of services including medical evaluations, expert testimony and various forms of training and education with the overarching goal of helping to reduce the rate of child abuse and neglect in Indiana. read more

Camp Crosser New Nature Center – Boys and Girls Club

Camp Crosser New Nature Center – Boys and Girls Club

Amateur botanists, entomologists, zoologist, paleontologists, and anthropologists are shining up their magnifying glasses and delving into the hidden secrets of plants, animals, bugs, and fossils at the new nature center at Camp Crosser. The 220-square foot cabin is the new home to a variety of interesting collections.

Exhibits of leaf collections, animal track displays, and skulls are the tools for the new nature study programs developed to educate and inspire our members in a hands-on environment. This summer hundreds of youth will visit the center to unfold the mysteries and secrets of Mother Nature. The rustic building is a resourceful information center for all camp visitors. read more

Boys and Girls Club Keeps Serving

Boys and Girls Club Keeps Serving

Campaign helps offer youngsters opportunities

Camry Duncan said joining the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville not only gave her something to do after school but also offers her opportunities she wouldn’t have otherwise.

Monday, the 12-year-old joined 10 other club members for a field trip to Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis to see the musical, “A Christmas Carol.”

“Normally, I don’t get to go to these things. It’s my first time to a fancy restaurant,” said the Noblesville Middle School seventh-grader. read more