The philanthropic arm of drug maker Eli Lilly is increasing its public backing of the United Way. The Lilly Foundation announced a new partnership with the United Way that will extend to the charity’s international work on disease eradication.
Within Indiana, Lilly Foundation president Rob Smith says they’ll work to expand pre-kindergarten opportunities and the United Way’s 211 phone hotline service.
“Given the needs in our community, the demand on 211 is quite high,” Smith says. “And it will go beyond just the ability of just private philanthropy to support.”