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Heating & Cooling Replacement


Coburn Place is housed in a building that is on the National Register of Historic Places and is nearly 100 years old. Our heating and cooling system isn’t quite that old, but it’s still “a dinosaur” in the words of our Maintenance Coordinator, Keith.  And it’s on its last leg, so to speak.



  • Replacement of the entire system will cost $268,000.
  • We have secured a matching grant from the United Way of Central Indiana, with support from the Lilly Foundation, Inc., to cover half the cost, $134,000.
  • That leaves us with $134,000 to raise – on top of the normal costs of maintaining the building and providing crucial programming for domestic violence survivors and their children.


With these great incentives, it’s even easier to help. Please make a gift today!

  • As always, your gift will be eligible for any federal tax deductions that apply. (Please consult your tax advisor for details.)
  • While supplies last, your gift of $100 or more will earn you Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits. What is a NAP tax credit? It is a credit equal to 50% of your gift toward your Indiana state tax liability. This is a CREDIT, not a deduction. For example, your gift of $1,000 would earn a $500 credit toward your Indiana state tax liability.
  • Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar by the United Way of Central Indiana and the Lilly Endowment, Inc., doubling your impact.
  • You’ll get that warm fuzzy feeling knowing you’ve helped families for years to come heal from the pain of domestic violence in a safe home while they work toward self-sufficiency.

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  • Your generosity has already contributed $88,000 – THANK YOU!
  • We need $46,000 to complete the project.

Phase 1

With these funds and their matching counterparts, we’ve been able to finish Phase 1 of this project.  We’ve replaced our old heating boiler with two high-efficiency boilers.  The savings generated by this will pay for itself in just 11 years!

Phase 2

The next phase is a critical one. We need to replace the heat exchanger.  According to our HVAC specialist, Jeff Martin of Irish Mechanical Services, Inc., if this fails, even with the new boilers, we will be unable to heat our building.  This is unthinkable, especially with the winter months so close!