In Sunday’s (11/22) Indianapolis Star, Cathy Kightlinger writes, “Philanthropist Christel DeHaan and classical music superstar Joshua Bell, who grew up in Bloomington, teamed up Nov. 12 to raise funds for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. DeHaan offered the use of her home, and violinist Bell showed up with his world-famous talent. The result was an elegant reception at DeHaan’s Palladian-style estate on Michigan Road for about 100 people. Tickets were $350 each. The event raised $35,000 for the ISO’s Raymond Leppard Conductor Laureate Endowment Fund, which supports special projects. … Attendees included Purdue University president France Cordova and her husband, Chris Foster, who were guests of philanthropists Carole and Gordon Mallett; former Lt. Gov. John Mutz and his wife, Carolyn; former Deputy Mayor Melina Kennedy; philanthropists William L. Fortune Jr. and Joseph Blakley; and Lisa Sutphin.”

Posted November 24, 2009