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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ADDS TO GROWING RELOCATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT

INDIANAPOLIS – April 25, 2018 – The International Center has added Sandra Pfister to its award-winning relocation services department. Pfister, a graduate of SRH University of Applied Science in Heidelberg, Germany, has assumed the role of relocation services assistant, where she will coordinate client relocations, maintain welcome materials, and produce monthly newsletters designed for newly relocated expatriates settling in Central Indiana. She brings a wealth of international experience to The Center’s diverse relocation services department, holding roles in Germany, France, Australia and the United States. “We’re thrilled to add Sandra to our thriving relocation services department,” said Martin Baier,
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ESTABLISHES NEW AWARD, BEGINS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

INDIANAPOLIS (April 17, 2018) – The International Center has created the Global Impression Award, an honor designed to celebrate emerging leaders throughout Indiana whose work is directly impacting the globalization of the state. Nominations are now being accepted through May 31. The Global Impression Award was created in response to the growing number of young leaders advancing Indiana’s global profile and appeal. The inaugural award winner will be announced at The International Center’s premier event, the International Citizen of the Year honoring Governor Eric. J. Holcomb, on August 23 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. “Our community has been blessed
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ANNOUNCES BOARD APPOINTMENTS

INDIANAPOLIS (February 15, 2018) — The International Center has added three new members to its Board of Directors. Shash Goyal, Director of Database Engineering at Salesforce Marketing Cloud; Jill McKinney, Director of Study Abroad at Butler University’s Center for Global Education; and Priscila Vansetti, Director of Global Strategy and Business Development at Dow DuPont, were invited to join the Board due to their longtime commitment to making Indiana a more global place to live and work. IC Board Chair Marsha Stone, Senior Director of Commercial Enterprise at the Indianapolis Airport Authority, says the three are a welcome addition to the
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MARTIN BAIER APPOINTED TO GLOBAL TIES U.S. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

INDIANAPOLIS and Washington, D.C. – (February 7, 2018) – Martin Baier, president and CEO of The International Center, has been named to the Board of Directors of Washington, D.C.-based Global Ties U.S. As a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Department of State, Global Ties U.S. sustains a network that coordinates international exchange programs and brings current and future leaders from around the world to communities throughout the United States. “I am humbled by this distinction,” said Baier. “Global Ties U.S. has been a pillar of citizen diplomacy for more than 50 years and I am honored to be a
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Governor Eric J. Holcomb to be Honored by The International Center as the 2018 International Citizen of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS – February 2, 2018 – The Board of Directors of The International Center have selected Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb as the recipient of the 2018 International Citizen of the Year Award, which honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the globalization of Indiana. “We applaud the work Governor Holcomb is doing to ensure Indiana remains competitive in the global market.  The Governor continues to be fervent in his initiatives toward the ongoing globalization of Indiana and for that we are thankful and pleased to honor him as this year’s International Citizen of the Year,” said Martin Baier,
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER RECEIVES $500,000 GRANT FROM LILLY ENDOWMENT INC.

INDIANAPOLIS (January 4, 2018) — The International Center has received a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. that will enable The Center to continue its mission of informing, convening and connecting public, private and civic global objectives in Indiana. The grant will support The Center’s general operations in 2018 and nurture its efforts to expand its programs and services. The grant will be awarded in two phases: an initial installment of $300,000 will support The Center right away. The balance of the grant will function as a challenge grant.  It is designed to inspire The Center to raise qualified
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INTERNATIONAL CENTER CEO NAMED HONORARY FRENCH CONSUL

INDIANAPOLIS — October 17, 2017 — Martin Baier, president and CEO of The International Center, has been named Honorary French Consul to the State of Indiana. In his new role, Baier will act to assist citizens of France visiting or living in Indiana, and will facilitate trade and friendship between the peoples of the United States and France. Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France in Chicago, traveled to Indianapolis for Baier’s October 17 induction ceremony as part of a private reception for the members of the French-American community in Indiana, presented by BlueIndy, Delta Air Lines, the Indianapolis Airport
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER RECEIVES GRANT FROM CHRISTEL DEHAAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

Indianapolis, IN – August 18, 2017 – The International Center has received a $5,000 grant from the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation in support of the Festival Fund. The Festival Fund was established in 2011 to support and promote the activities of organizations in the greater Indianapolis area that enrich life by celebrating cultural diversity and expression and showcase the growing number of nationalities represented in Central Indiana. Qualifying community organizations may apply to receive funding to support their international or cultural event in grant awards ranging from $250-$2,000. The funds from the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation will help the
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ADDS TWO NEW EMPLOYEES, PROMOTES ONE

INDIANAPOLIS – August 9, 2017 – The International Center has added two new staff members, filling the roles of relocation services coordinator and relocation specialist. The Center has also promoted a member of its staff to the role of manager of protocol and visitor services. Jayne Howarth brings a wealth of international experience to her new role as relocation services coordinator. Jayne, a native of the United Kingdom who relocated from Codnor, England, earlier this year, joins The Center after a successful tenure as an intelligence researcher with the Derbyshire Police Force. Much like Jayne, The Center’s other new
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The International Center Receives Grant from The Indianapolis Foundation

INDIANAPOLIS – March 31, 2017 – The International Center has received a $30,000 grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a community fund managed by the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), in support of The Center’s Festival Fund. The Festival Fund was established in 2011 to support and promote the activities of organizations in Central Indiana that enrich cultural life by celebrating understanding and appreciation for different cultures. Community organizations that meet the requirements for a Festival Fund grant may apply for a $500-$2,000 award to support their cultural event. In 2016, the Festival Fund supported 19 cultural events in Central
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