"Monroe County Honor Guard Receives Donation for New Bus"

Bloomington personal injury attorney Ken Nunn has always been a supporter of U.S. veterans. When Ken heard that the American Legion Riders were doing a charity ride in support of the Monroe County Honor Guard, Ken decided to make a donation.

The Monroe County Honor Guard was in dire need of a new vehicle that enabled them to travel as a group to veteran funerals. This organization is dedicated to providing last honors to veterans during their funerals. These last honors include casket flags that the Honor Guard folds and presents to veterans’ families, an honor salute, and a 7-rifle salute during the ceremony.

In addition to donating to the American Legion Riders’ charity ride, Ken decided to make a contribution directly to the Monroe County Honor Guard.

We are proud to announce that the Honor Guard was able to raise sufficient funds to purchase a new group vehicle, and they even came by The Ken Nunn Law Office to show our team.

The Ken Nunn Law Office is a proud sponsor of the Monroe County Honor Guard. You can find more information about this organization and learn how to get involved on their Facebook page.

"Bloomington Sheriff’s Department Receives Donation for Vest Revamp"

Attorney Ken Nunn with volunteer officerBloomington, Ind. – Local personal injury lawyer and active community member Attorney Ken Nunn has made a donation to the Bloomington Sheriff’s Department. This financial donation helped the department reach its goal of buying the much-needed new bulletproof vests for its volunteer department.

The volunteer department officers, who serve as part-time reserves for the full-time officers, have been in desperate need of a vest revamp. These officers’ main responsibilities are to help with traffic detail, such as aiding people who are stranded on the side of the road.
Some of these officers have been wearing bulletproof vests that are 25 to 30 years old. One of the officers told Ken Nunn and his team that they had even worn a vest that had expired over three years ago.

This conversation with the officer showed Ken Nunn and his team just how urgent it was for these officers to receive new vests. There was no question that this donation would provide a huge help for those who serve to help our community.

Thanks in part to Ken Nunn’s donation, the volunteer department was able to order all of the vests that were needed. Two volunteer officers even came to thank Ken for his donation.

After ordering the much-needed vests, the department also had money left over from the donation funds. Putting this money to good use, the rest of the donation went to the hiring department to try and bring in more officers.

"IU Announces Donation of $2 Million for New Assembly Hall Entry Plaza"

Ken Nunn Champions Plaza

Bloomington, Ind. – IU Athletics announced today that Ken Nunn has made a $2 million commitment to the historic Assembly Hall renovation project. In recognition of the gift, Assembly Hall’s new south entry plaza will be named the Ken Nunn Champions Plaza when the renovated Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall opens in the Fall of 2016.

“We are thrilled and so very grateful to Ken for his generous gift to help renovate the future Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall,” said Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass. “The Ken Nunn Champions Plaza will be a centerpiece to the new Assembly Hall and we are honored that it will bear his name. His gift helps ensure that we are preserving one of the greatest home court advantages in college basketball.”

As part of preserving college basketball’s greatest home court advantage, the renovations will: improve the fan experience through renovating every restroom and adding new ones, improving the concession stands, refurbishing all non-bleacher seats, installing a new large video board with improved visibility in the balconies and throughout the seating bowl, replacing metal railings with acrylic panels to improve safety and sight lines, and adding premium seating and hospitality to generate revenues to reinvest in the building’s maintenance; improve fan accessibility through new escalators in the North and South lobbies and improved access for people with disabilities; enhance the look through a dramatic new “front door” and entry plaza and new branding and flooring throughout the building; and rebuild the infrastructure of the building through improvements to its emergency alarms, mechanical, plumbing and HVAC systems.

Renovations on Assembly Hall will continue through Fall, 2016

“IU is a great university and the IU basketball program and its fans deserve the very best,” said Ken Nunn. “It is my honor to support the renovation of Assembly Hall.”

Construction to renovate the Assembly Hall has already begun. There will be a ceremonial public groundbreaking ceremony on April 7, 2015. The ceremony for the future Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall will take on the Cook Hall Entry Plaza at 3:30 p.m.

The renovation of Assembly Hall was announced in December 2013 when IU Athletics received a $40 million gift – the largest in its history – from alumna Cindy Simon Skjodt (pronounced SCOTT). In honor of the landmark gift made by Simon Skjodt and her philanthropic organization, the Samerian Foundation, IU will rename Assembly Hall the Simon Skjodt gift also launched IU Athletics’ capital campaign, which is part of Indiana University’s Bicentennial Campaign.

Nunn also made a gift to support Assembly Hall in 2012 to help fund the installation of 350 aluminum handrails located throughout the seating bowl. Read more about Assembly Hall’s handrails.

"20 Bloomington Kids Receive New Bicycles"

For the second year in a row, Ken Nunn partnered with the Bloomington Fire Department’s Station 2 to give bicycles to local youths. Ken Nunn provided the funding needed to buy each child a bike, helmet. They worked with local members of the Boys and Girls Clubs and Head Start to find their riders.

"Indiana University Handrails"

Financial gift to Indiana University that enabled the school to buy and install handrails for Assembly Hall and thereby make the facility safer for everyone who attends Indiana University Basketball games and other events. Navigating the steep stairs and aisles is much easier with the 350 new handrails.

"Bloomington Police Department Trauma Packs"

Purchase and distribution of 125 trauma packs to the Bloomington Police Department for use by officers in emergency situations. Other area law enforcement agencies also received trauma packs with the total number donated exceeding 425.

"Bloomington Firefighters, Local 586"

Community donation to help provide a joyful holiday for underprivileged children in the Monroe County area. Ten new bicycles were given to children in need.

"Bloomington Fire Department, Station #2"

Community donation to the “Clothe A Child” fundraising campaign.

"Monroe County YMCA"

Community donation to assist in the construction of a new facility, fund the Energize Program for at-risk children and provide financial assistance to families in need and those who may be facing chronic illness.

"People and Animal Learning Services (PALS)"

Community donation to provide therapeutic horseback riding lessons, educational programs and camp opportunities designed to improve the lives of children, adults and seniors. Serving at-risk youth and individuals with a variety of disabilities, impairments and conditions.