Indiana Citizen: John Lechleiter

Norm Heikens

No corporation has done more to advance civic life in Indiana than Eli Lilly and Co.  Through its own foundation and employees, as well as through the independent Lilly Endowment which was established in 1937, Lilly has sent largess rippling throughout Indianapolis and the state for more than a century.

CEO John Lechleiter recently advocated for the private sector pairing philanthropy with corporate missions.  Healthy societies lead to great companies, he told Indianapolis Business Journal.  The article and a video of an interview with Dr. Lechleiter are here.