1999

In 1999, volunteers on behalf of the Breast Health Awareness League (organizers of the Komen Indianapolis Race for the Cure®), raffled a Harley Davidson motorcycle, with net proceeds of just under $25,000. This money fell outside of the Komen-sanctioned events so it was set aside for a future yet-to-be-determined project.

2000

Nancy Jaynes, a well-loved teacher and breast cancer survivor from Plymouth, Indiana, showed up at the Statehouse with pink balloons and busload full of schoolchildren. With great media attention and strong political support, the legislature passed the bill that allowed for the establishment of a breast cancer license plate in Indiana.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation implemented a new requirement that all Race for the Cure organizing bodies needed to be “affiliates” of the Komen Foundation. As the Indianapolis non-profit moved to become an affiliate of Komen, the Breast Health Awareness League 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization was “repurposed” to become IBCAT, thereby saving founding members time and effort to establish a new non-profit for the purposes of selling the license plates. This was made possible by having missions that were similar.

2001

August – Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation are filed with the Secretary of State’s office officially changing the name of the nonprofit from the Breast Health Awareness League to the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. (IBCAT). New by-laws of IBCAT are approved.

Founding board members: Michele Wood (president), Shirley Triller (treasurer), Connie Molland (secretary), Dubbie Buckler, Beverly Gard and Nancy Jaynes. Pat Moon is hired as the processing coordinator.

September – The board of directors of the Breast Health Awareness League (BHAL) voted to transfer all assets except for the Harley Raffle proceeds (approximately $25,000) to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The Harley Raffle proceeds provided the seed money for the breast cancer license plate. The BHAL 501(c)(3) and nonprofit organization are reconstituted to become the IBCAT.

2002

January – Plate sales begin. The purchaser completes an application and sends it in to the IBCAT. The application is stamped for validation and returned to the purchaser who then takes the application to their BMV branch.

December – Plate sales reach 1,972. No grants are made in the first year.

2003

December – Plate sales reach 4,208.

2004

February – Senator Tom Wyss paves the way for plates to be sold directly at BMV branches (HB 1301).

September – Pat Moon, IBCAT’s processing coordinator since its inception, resigns.

November – Beth Knapp steps in as Director of Operations (contract role).

December – Plate sales reach 4,668. $92,250.00 in grants made to nine agencies for 2005 Grant Programs.

2005

December – Plate sales reach 4,948. $92,253.00 in grants made to eleven (11) agencies for 2006 Grant Programs.

2006

June – IBCAT submits formal request to the BMV to “opt in” to the direct sale program.

December – Plate sales reach 8,745. $115,992.00 in grants made to 14 agencies. Board adopts a new Strategic Plan, which formally establishes four committees of the board (finance, governance, grants and marketing).

2007

January – Breast cancer plates are available at license branches. Beth Knapp becomes an employee of IBCAT as Executive Director.

May – Michele Wood, founding board president, steps down.

December – Plate sales reach 9,115. $145,956.00 in grants made to 19 agencies. Sheila Hauck becomes the Trust’s third president.

2008

March – Founder Nancy Jaynes, loses her 11 year battle with breast cancer.

May – First round of Mini-Grants approved. Mini-Grants are six-month programs with a maximum funding of $2,500.00 each. $29,700.00 in Mini-Grants funded to 15 agencies.

June – Board approves the establishment of the Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship.

December – Plate sales reach 13,340. $185,072.75 in grants made to 22 agencies.

2009

March – First Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarships awarded. Tisha Kyler of Larwill and Mackenzie Klaes of Seymour were announced as the scholarship recipients.

May – $39,885.00 in Mini-Grants funded to 16 agencies.

December – Plate sales reach 14,343. $185,523.76 in grants made to 22 agencies.

2010

March –Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarships awarded.  Matthew J. Brozovic of Munster and Rachel M. Geiger of Indianapolis were announced as the scholarship recipients.

May – $40,735.63.00 in Mini-Grants funded to 20 agencies.

December – Plate sales reach all-time high of 15,775 plates on the road.

December – $239,851.25 in grants was awarded to 28 Indiana agencies

2011

March –Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarships awarded.  Chelsea Mattingly of Indianapolis was awarded $1,000.00, with supplemental awards to Emily Martin of Boonville and Hannah Rodimel of Washington.

May – $84,265.00 in Mini-Grants funded to 29 agencies.

October – Record amount of Grant Applications received.

December – Again exceeded previous year’s plate sales. 17,573 plates sold.

December – Record $342,282 in grants awarded for 2012 programs.  These grants were awarded to 48 different agencies throughout Indiana.

2012

March –Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarships awarded.  Lucas Goedde of Evansville was awarded $1,500.00, Christina Johnson of New Salisbury received a $1,000.00 award and Diane Choi of Indianapolis, $500.00.

June – First Nancy Jaynes Continuation Scholarships were awarded.  All past awardees maintaining full-time college status and a 3.0 GPA are eligible for an award.  Chelsea Mattingly of Indianapolis was awarded $1,000.00 and Emily Martin of Boonville received a $500.00 award.

October – Record amount of Grant Applications received (total of 51) for 2013 programs.  For 2013, all applicants completed the same Annual Grant application.

December – Record $395,539 in grants awarded for 2013 programs.  These grants were awarded to 49 different agencies throughout Indiana.

December – Again exceeded previous year’s plate sales. 19,168 plates sold.

2013

March –Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarships awarded.  Kaleigh deWolfe of Newburgh and Hannah Franklin of Lynn were each awarded $1,500.00.

June – Nancy Jaynes Continuation Scholarships were awarded.  All past awardees maintaining full-time college status and a 3.0 GPA are eligible for the award.  Award winners include Matt Brozovic, Chelsea Mattingly, Hannah Rodimel, Lucas Goedde, Christina Johnson and Diana Choi.

December – Record $405,795 in grants awarded for 2014 programs.  These grants were awarded to 48 different agencies serving Hoosier women.

December – Again exceeded previous year’s plate sales. 20,089 plates sold.

2014

March –Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarships awarded.  Zachary Goedde of Evansville and Adam Grannan of Lynnville were each awarded $1,500.00.

June – Nancy Jaynes Continuation cholarships were awarded.  All past awardees maintaining full-time college status and a 3.0 GPA are eligible for the award.  Award winners include Emily Martin, Chelsea Mattingly, Hannah Rodimel, Christina Johnson, Hannah Franklin and Kaleigh deWolfe.

December – Record $431,128.55 in grants awarded for 2015 programs.  These grants were awarded to 46 different agencies serving Hoosier women.

December – Again exceeded previous year’s plate sales. 20,544 plates sold.

2015

March –Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarships awarded – Jenna Olson of Coatesville, $1,500.00; Olivia Gettelfinger of Bloomington, $1,000.00; Jake Tragesser of Tipton, $500.00 and Mariah Brown of Edinburgh, $500.00.

June – Nancy Jaynes Continuation Scholarships were awarded.  All past awardees maintaining full-time college status and a 3.0 GPA are eligible for the award.  Award winners include Christina Johnson, Diane Coi, Hannah Franklin, Kaleigh deWolfe and Adam Grannan.

December – $317,808.27 in grants awarded for 2017 programs.

December – Again exceeded previous year’s plate sales. 20,757 plates sold.

2016

March –Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarships awarded – Rachel Goedde $1,500.00; Gavin Roswarski $1,000.00; Kinsey Broom and Kenzie McAfee each $750.00; Zachary Hillestad and Jessica Custer $500.00 each

June – Nancy Jaynes Continuation Scholarships were awarded.  All past awardees maintaining full-time college status and a 3.0 GPA are eligible for the award.  Award winners include Hannah Franklin, Kaleigh deWolfe, Adam Grannan, Jake Tragesser and  Mariah Brown.

June – Update Mission Statement to reflect provision of Support Services.

December – $428,103.83 awarded for 2017 Patient Services grant programs, and $134,151.00 in 2017 Support Services grant programs.

December – Plates sales drop slightly to 20,316 plates sold.

2017

March –Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarships awarded – Grant Pullen $1,500.00; Emily Terry $1,000.00; Amy Olsen, Joseph Sell and Collier Smith each $750.00.

June – Nancy Jaynes Continuation Scholarships were awarded.  All past awardees maintaining full-time college status and a 3.0 GPA are eligible for the award.  Award winners include Adam Grannan, Jake Tragesser, Mariah Brown, Rachel Goedde, Gavin Roswarski, Kinsey Bromm and Kenzie McAfee.

December – $392,183.91 awarded for 2018 Patient Services grant programs, and $174,700.92 in 2018 Support Services grant programs.

December – Plates sales drop to 19,946 plates sold.

2018

March –Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarships awarded –Samuel Yeager $1,500.00; Grace Baer and Caleb Skelton each $1,000.00;Julia Baker, Lucille Harbaugh and Taylor Teel each $750.00.

June – Nancy Jaynes Continuation Scholarships were awarded.  All past awardees maintaining full-time college status and a 3.0 GPA are eligible for the award.  Award winners include Jake Tragesser, Mariah Brown, Rachel Goedde, Gavin Roswarski, Kinsey Bromm, Emily Terry and Collier Smith.

June – Strategic Planning Session held.  Increase Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship maximum of $2,500.00. Continuation Scholarships area approved to not to exceed original award, up to $2,500.00. Approval of offering Extension Grants for Grantees exhausting Patient Services funding prior to year-end.

December – Record Grant Year despite gradual decline in plate sales.  $444,996.51 awarded for 2019 Patient Services grant programs, and $159,505.92 in 2019 Support Services grant programs.  Funding exceeds $5.0 million since inception in 2002.

December – Plates sales drop to 18,840 plates sold.

2019

March –Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarships awarded – Alexandra Alderdice and Caden Smith each $2,500.00; Mary Beatty and Kara Riley each $1,000.00.

June – Nancy Jaynes Continuation Scholarships were awarded.  All past awardees maintaining full-time college status and a 3.0 GPA are eligible for the award.  Award winners include Rachel Goedde, Kinsey Bromm, Emily Terry, Collier Smith and Sam Yeager, Caleb Skelton.

June – Total Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship Awards to date is $80,000.00.