Lilly invests $2.5 million into Grow What Works campaign

INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly announced its largest-ever education-focused grant.

The drug maker has teamed up with nonprofit group The Mind Trust to launch the Grow What Works campaign, which seeks to raise and invest $18 million in the highest-impact education organizations working in Indianapolis. Lilly invested $2.5 million for the cause.

Since its founding in 2006, The Mind Trust has been strategically building a network of the nation's best education reform organizations in Indianapolis, Lilly said.

"We believe that providing access to an excellent education for all of our children is the key to our city's future," Lilly chairman, president and CEO John Lechleiter said. "Lilly has been impressed with the work of The Mind Trust. It has amassed an impressive record of making strategic investments and has become a recognized model for leading education reform. We're honored to invest in the Grow What Works campaign, and we encourage other organizations to do the same. The Mind Trust is uniquely positioned to be an effective catalyst for education reform in Indianapolis."

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