Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kudos To Steve Talley

Indianapolis City-County Councilor Steve Talley is not a wealthy man, but he made a very large contribution to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation by donating his entire four-year salary ($52,000) to benefit a children's reading program in honor of his late wife, Donna.

City-County Councilor Steve Talley will donate his council salary over the next four years to launch an endowment benefitting children’s programming through the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Talley made the announcement Tuesday morning at Turning Point Schools on North Post Road on the city’s far-east side.
The endowment, called the Donna D. Talley Story Theatre Fund, will honor Talley’s late wife, Donna, who believed in the importance of reading. She died in 2006.
The fund will be managed by the Central Indiana Community Foundation and will be supported by an initial gift of $25,000 from Tim and Tanya Harris, founders of Turning Point Schools.
Talley has pledged to donate to the fund his council salary during the next four years, which will total about $52,000, in addition to a full contribution from his future council retirement plan, according to a news release.
“It is a tremendous comfort to know that Donna’s legacy will always live, benefitting future generations of leaders,” Talley said in the prepared statement. “I believe public libraries will always play an important role in the future of young people, and that is why it is so important to support the library through gifts to the library foundation.”
The IBJ notes that Talley and his family had already helped raise nearly $12,000 for a story theater at the East 38th Street library branch as a memorial to his late wife.


Ben said...

Tally is a classy guy.

State Rep Morris,,,Not so much

Had Enough Indy? said...

Yes, many kudos to Talley and his family for remembering his wife in such a positive way.

guy77money said...

If only we had more law makers like Talley. More interested in the community at large then how much money he can put in his pocket.

Marycatherine Barton said...

He is my favorite former chairman of our city-county council, and I cherish his friendship. I wish all our part-time legislators, if at all possible, would follow suit, donate their salaries and retirement to grand causes.