LO-FI: Drink Culture Podcast Live feat. Brian Payne of CICF
About Drink Culture Podcast Live! Dismantling Systemic Racism with Brian Payne from CICF
How do we create an inclusive city? If anyone knows what it takes, it’s Brian Payne. Join us on Monday, September 9th for a lively discussion with Brian Payne, President and CEO at the Central Indiana Community Foundation and President of the Indianapolis Foundation. Find out how we can help create neighborhoods and environments that empower people, change systems that unfairly hold people back, and dismantle systemic racism. Get the scoop on what it takes to create an Inclusive City and hear their plan for a more equitable Central Indiana.
CICF Strategic Plan
At CICF, we’re going all in. We have a new mission to mobilize people, ideas and investments to make this a community where all individuals have equitable opportunity to reach their full potential— no matter place, race or identity. We have goals that will take years—if not decades—to achieve. We know this work is complicated and we will make mistakes. We need this community to learn with us, hold us accountable and become our partners. We are committed to doing the work, but we cannot do it alone.
If we want Central Indiana to be a healthy and thriving community with inclusive economic growth, something has to change. We cannot stay comfortable. It’s time to reach for more—more opportunities and a more equitable playing field.
About Brian Payne
Brian Payne is the president and CEO of the $800 million Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and The Indianapolis Foundation. Since he joined CICF in November 2000, the foundation’s annual grantmaking has more than doubled to over $50 million. CICF’s mission is to mobilize people, ideas and investments to create a community where all individuals have an equitable opportunity to reach their full potential—no matter place, race or identity.
Brian is the founder/artistic director of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick. The national consulting firm, Project for Public Spaces, chose the Indianapolis Cultural Trail as the best North American example of a big, bold, transformative project that is changing the way we think of cities and city life. The US Department of Transportation awarded the Cultural Trail a $20.5 million TIGER I grant, one of only 51 grants awarded out of 1,400 proposals submitted in a merit-based competitive process.