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C O R P O R AT E A N N U A L R E P O R T | 1 7 Steering Committee (advises on policy, themes, strategic planning) Bruce Hetrick (Chair), Principal, Powerful Appeals; Visiting Professor, Journalism and Public Relations Dept., IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI Vicki Bohlsen, CEO, Bohlsen Group Keira Amstutz, President & CEO, Indiana Humanities David Bodenhamer, Executive Director, Polis Center at IUPUI (ex-officio) David Hampton, Sr. Pastor Light of the World Christian Church & Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement Elizabeth Goodfellow, Major Gift Officer, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI (ex-officio) Ken Honeywell, Partner/Creative Director, Well Done Marketing Charlie Hyde, President & CEO, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Pegg Kennedy, Sales Associates, Tucker Realty Leslie Kidwell, Major Gift Officer, American Red Cross David Kosene, President, Kosene and Kosene Development & Management Co., Inc. Fred Lewis, Senior Minister, First Baptist Church of Indianapolis Beth Perdue Outland, Vice President, Community Engagement & Strategic Innovation, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Cheri O’Neill, President & CEO, Ball State University Foundation Sr. Norma Rocklage, Executive Director, Education Formation Outreach, Marian University Gail Thomas Strong, Vice President, Community Engagement, WFYI Public Media Robin Thoman, Principal, Paradox Dental Care Sally Zweig, Attorney at Law, Katz & Korin, PC Festival Event Selection Committee Ebony Chappel, Editor-in-Chief, Indianapolis Recorder Matt Davis, Artist & Localmotion Host Asa Gauen, Filmmaker, Videographer , Photographer, Harrison Center for the Arts Heather Hall, Vice President, Community Development, Sun King Brewery Uroosa Khan, Planned Giving Coordinator, Islamic Society of North America Marc McAleavey, Executive Director, PlayWorks Leah Nahmias, Director of Programs & Community Engagement, Indiana Humanities Beth Perdue Outland, Vice President, Community Engagement & Strategic Innovation, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Kathi Ridley-Merriweather, Founder and Educator, Indy Youthworks & Indiana Repertory Theater Teaching Artist Center Activities • IU Grand Challenge Proposal: The IU Grand Challenge initiative in which The Polis Center plays a significant role was awarded in early 2017. “Prepared for Environmental Change” will help Indiana prepare for the effects of climate change, improve forecasts, and refine methods that enable sustainable ecosystems, as well as understand how these changes will affect the citizens and culture of the state. Polis will develop the data and analysis infrastructure, including deep mapping. • Special Guests: >We hosted senior staff from the Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) at the University of Southern California in October 2016. Their research, training, assessment, and strategic consulting efforts focus on bringing various constituents together to 17