The Power of Belonging

CICOA FY2022 Annual Report

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A Message from CICOA President & CEO Tauhric Brown

In today's interconnected world, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives have taken center stage across many organizations. These initiatives aim to create fair and inclusive environments where people of all backgrounds, identities and experiences can thrive. But one crucial element is often overlooked in these conversations: Belonging.


CICOA's mission is to empower older adults, those of any age with a disability, and their caregivers by providing the innovative answers, services, and support they need to achieve the greatest possible independence, dignity, and quality of life. This is how we advanced our mission in FY2022 (July 2021-June 2022).

Community Impact

Your care and concern help those among us who are facing hunger, chronic health conditions, loneliness, isolation and other challenges. Your support is a lifeline--ensuring they have access to information, nutritious meals, essential transportation, in-home care, and so much more!

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Annual Campaign

Fiscal Year 2022 Donors — July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022


Total number of donors


Individuals supporting our work


Foundations and businesses supporting our work
See the full list here.


Gifts exceeding $25,000

United Way of Central Indiana
United Healthcare Services, Inc.
Healthcare Initiatives, Inc.
Meals on Wheels America

Top Stories


Creativity, Innovation, Advocacy Inspire CICOA 2022 Annual Awards

By CICOA | June 29, 2022

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions presented six awards June 28 during its annual meeting to recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on our mission during the…

It’s Time for Our Voices To Be Heard, Even if We Can’t Buy Twitter

By Tauhric Brown | May 4, 2022

If I had $44 billion (that’s the amount Elon Musk paid to buy Twitter), I wouldn’t buy a social media platform, but I would allocate a decent amount of it…

Purdue University Center for Health Equity and Innovation Partners with CICOA

By CICOA | March 28, 2022

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions received a grant of $4,500 from the Purdue University Center for Health Equity and Innovation (CHEqI) to support new community health worker (CHW) positions within…

Grant Expands Capacity to Serve Homebound Seniors and Their Pets

By CICOA | March 16, 2022

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is a recipient of a 2022 Discovery Grant from Meals on Wheels America, made possible by PetSmart Charities, in the amount of $20,000. The Discovery…

Med Students Become Dementia Friends

By Tauhric Brown | October 6, 2021

Something exciting is happening this month that could have a long-term impact across Indiana on the care provided to people with dementia: First-year students at Indiana University School of Medicine’s…

CBO Innovation in the Era of Value-Based Care

By CICOA | August 5, 2021

Community-based organizations like CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions not only provide valuable resources and services for vulnerable populations, but also increasingly must become innovators as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary…


More than 40 volunteer leaders on our Board of Directors, Foundation Board of Trustees, Advisory Council and other committees are advocates for our mission, contributing their time, professional and personal talents, and resources on behalf of our clients.

Board of Directors

Peter Bisbecos, Chair
Mike Brower, 2nd Vice Chair
Kathy Frank, 1st Vice Chair
Sonja Buckner-Marion
Deanna Conerly
Anne DePrez
Rev. Reginald Fletcher
Tony Lloyd
Marie Myers
Brianna Saunders
Michael Simmons

Foundation Board

Tony Lloyd, Chair
Laura Haynes, Vice Chair
Wess Jackson, Secretary/Treasurer
Peter Bisbecos
Tauhric Brown
Kim Borges
Sarah Crist
Rev. David Greene
Tim Paul

Advisory Council

Patrice Hardy, President
Cory Hull, Vice President
John Deck
Rev. Fred Dorsey
Beth Edwards
Beth Gehlhausen
Sandra Hall
Vickie Peterson
Leo Rafail

Medical Advisory Council

Rober Russell, MD, Chair
Dan Bateman, MD
Valerie Bruemmer, MD
Chris Callahan, MD, MACP
Angela Carbone, MD
Diane Healey, MD
Toch Iloabuchi, MD
Luke Pittman, MD
Laura Snider, DNP
Todd Wagoner, MSW, LSW
Maria Wilson, MD

CICOA Strategy Team

Tauhric Brown, President & CEO
Steve Gerber, Chief Development Officer
Michael Johnson, Chief Financial Officer
Lisa Schneekloth, Chief Compliance Officer
Denise Weathersbe, Chief Human Capital Officer


Client Success Stories

The Monumental Impact Of Meal Delivery For Seniors

November 16, 2021

With a food budget of $50 a month, Joyce couldn’t afford fresh fruit and vegetables, so she shopped at budget stores and made meals of Little Debbie snack cakes and…

Shortage of In-Home Aides is Challenge for Team USA Power Soccer Player

October 13, 2021

Natalie is the definition of irrepressible. She views spinal muscular atrophy, the genetic disease that affects her central nervous system and requires her to use a wheelchair, as just another…

Better Housing Means Better Quality of Life for Indy Senior

May 10, 2022

What does “home” mean to you? For Indianapolis native Paul Martin, home is not a place, but a person. “To be honest. I haven’t felt like I’ve been at home…

Seniors No Longer Have to Decide Between Feeding Themselves and Their Pets

January 11, 2022

CICOA receives Meals on Wheels America grant to provide pet food for Indianapolis seniors  Alan Hall loves his cat Princess so much, it’s not unusual for him to give her some of his…

Taking Time to Thrive at 105

August 17, 2021

Ask Alice McGinnis, who turned 105 this summer, about the secret to her longevity. “I never get in a hurry,” she says. Today, Alice likes to listen to books on…

Grant-Funded Organizations

Organizations Receiving Older Americans Act Funding Through CICOA in FY2022-FY2023

A Senior Retreat logo

Title III-E, Awarded $9,000

Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter

Title III-E, Awarded $22,000

Boone County Senior Services

Title III-B, III-E, Awarded $49,887

Catholic Charities Indianapolis

Title III-E, Awarded $38,500

A Caring Place

Title III-E, Awarded $9,500

Hancock County Senior Services

Title III-D, III-E, Awarded $52,045

Hendricks County Senior Services

Title III-B, III-D, III-E, Awarded $109,147

Indiana Legal Services

Title III-B, Awarded $51,549

John Boner Community Center

Title III-B, Awarded $9,000

Johnson County Senior Services

Title III-B, Awarded $61,385

Joy's House

Title III-E, Awarded $41,500

Little Red Door Cancer Agency

Title III-E, Awarded $31,000

Morgan County Connect

Title III-B, Awarded $34,812

PrimeLife Enrichment

Title III-B, III-D, III-E, Awarded $126,975

Shelby County Senior Services

Title III-B, III-D, III-E, Awarded $92,079

Shepherd's Center of Hamilton County

Title III-E, Awarded $21,000

Still Waters Adult Day Service

Title III-E, Awarded $12,000

The Villages of Indiana

Title III-E, Awarded $25,000

CASOA Survey Finds Older Adults Don't Feel Valued

Older adults in Central Indiana do not feel valued, according to the 2021 Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA), a study commissioned by the Indiana Division of Aging and CICOA. The survey of people aged 60 and older in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties in late 2021 found Central Indiana falling short of national benchmarks in the following areas: transportation, community quality, recreation, community participation, housing and employment. In this Envision Lecture, Tauhric Brown shares findings from the 2021 CASOA survey.


FISCAL YEAR 2022 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022, UNAUDITED)

CICOA FY22 Revenue
CICOA FY22 Expenses

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