NewsLocal News / September 16, 2015

Homeless Engagement Center Donor, Philanthropist Remembered

Larry Reuben also supported many other causes and organizations in central Indiana, including WFYI Public Media.homeless engagement center, CHIP, Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention2015-09-16T00:00:00-04:00
Homeless Engagement Center Donor, Philanthropist Remembered

Larry Reuben speaks in March 2011, during the announcement of $8 million in grants from his parents’ estate to 13 nonprofit organizations in Indianapolis, including WFYI.

Doug Jaggers

INDIANAPOLIS -- Funeral services are being held Wednesday for Larry Reuben, the Indianapolis attorney and community activist whose donation is helping to create a homeless ‘engagement center.’

Reuben made the $750,000 gift from his parents’ estate to the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention – CHIP – in 2011. But it went unspent until the City-County Council finally approved construction of the center in March.  The center, which will be called the “Albert G. and Sara I. Reuben Engagement Center” is meant to provide a safety net for people with chronic mental health and substance abuse issues. It’s estimated that the center will save Indianapolis between $3 million and $8 million a year.

Reuben also supported many other causes and organizations in central Indiana, including WFYI Public Media. He died Friday at age 67.

 

 

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