- Business Impact
- Responsible Gaming
- Community Impact
- Environmental Impact
The Hoosier Lottery developed a free Financial Literacy Course in partnership with IVY Tech Community College in 2015. Through continuous improvement reviews, the Financial Literacy Course was redesigned from one lock-step course to four individual modules that could be taken independently of each other. Although the overall content of the course did not change, participants were given the freedom to pick and choose the topics they felt most relevant to their needs. The course was featured in our Problem Gambling Awareness Campaign.
The Hoosier Lottery strongly believes in being an active member of the Hoosier community. Through community sponsorships, charitable giving, and organizational memberships, we hope to strengthen the communities where we do business.
From the prior fiscal year, we saw a decrease in total spend for sponsorships, contributions and memberships by approximately 11%. This can be attributed to renegotiated community sponsorship contracts that ultimately led to increased benefits at a lower cost and better alignment with business priorities. Additionally, we receive tickets to events from our sponsorship agreements. When those cannot be given away as prizes or used for other business purposes, the Hoosier Lottery donates them to charitable organizations.
The Hoosier Lottery is occasionally given tickets for admission to various events as a result of some community and sports sponsorships. Tickets that are not used for business purposes are typically donated to charitable organizations. The Hoosier Lottery also donated silent auction baskets to organizations throughout Indiana.
Our employees are also active within the community. Throughout the year, employees are encouraged to use employee volunteer programs to participate in non-profit service opportunities.
Our employees contributed 198 hours of service to a variety of non-profit organizations at a value of $4,665*. This was accomplished through group efforts and individual volunteering.
Group volunteer activities included a partnership with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and pantry assistance at Gleaners Food Bank. The Hoosier Lottery assisted Keep Indianapolis Beautiful with a green space project that included removing invasive plants around a community pond. Employees volunteered at the Children's Bureau Inc. helping with their toys for children program and individually at other non-profit organizations of their choosing.
*Calculated using Points of Light Foundation Volunteer Economic Impact calculation (Total hours x $23.56)
Hoosier Lottery employees not only give their time in a company setting, but they give from their hearts personally. Throughout the year, the Hoosier Lottery promotes opportunities for employees to individually donate to local organizations or to make financial contributions through the State Employee Charitable Campaign.
Over the holidays, employees at Hoosier Lottery headquarters supported a family through the Julian Center and collected items for their family cupboard. In addition, our three sales regions held a competition to see which region could collect the most weight in donations to the
Employees also collected school supplies for Teachers' Treasures, an organization that provides classroom resources and supplies for teachers in impoverished schools. New and gently used athletic equipment was collected through an initiative of the Indiana Sports Corporation. And, through a drive sponsored by First Lady of Indiana Karen Pence, we collected old cell phones for Verizon's Hope Line.