WRITTEN BY JENNY CASH
VICE PRESIDENT | THE PARKS ALLIANCE OF INDIANAPOLIS
On Friday, March 6, 2020 we unknowingly closed a book. We celebrated parks and the people that use them during our largest and most successful annual fundraising luncheon. At the time, we were the Indianapolis Parks Foundation – an organization that had existed for more than 25 years to raise money in support of Indy Parks. Our presenting sponsor was the former Indianapolis Power & Light Company, or IPL. We were a proud partner of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. We were a staff of six, located in the basement of a building in Downtown Indianapolis. On that day, we jokingly bumped elbows and optimistically shared a meal among old and new friends – some of us for the last time in months, years, or ever.