Claire Fiddian-Green is president and CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1986 by Richard M. (“Dick”) Fairbanks, whose mission is to advance the vitality of Indianapolis and the well-being of its people. They achieve this by focusing on the core issues of health, education, and vitality of Indianapolis.
Ms. Fiddian-Green joins us today to discuss the Foundation, its programs, and how the Foundation has taken a prominent role in addressing the opioid epidemic that is afflicting the Indianapolis community, as well as the entire country. We discuss the implications of the epidemic, how bad it has become, and the role of philanthropy in combatting the problem. It is an insightful look into how one philanthropic organization can truly have an impact.