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$1 million for Indiana inauguration

Gov. Mike Pence's related nonprofit raised $1 million for inaugural weekend activities and transition expenses.

Indiana Works received the money from hundreds of donors, though a large amount came from law firms that have existing state contracts.

First lady Karen Pence recently gave a $100,000 contribution to the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund that came from a portion of the proceeds raised by the organization.

"Hoosiers from all corners of the state participated in the inaugural weekend activities and we appreciate the financial support of all those who contributed to our efforts," said Bob Grand, president of Indiana Works.

Indiana Works will use remaining funds to close out activities related to the inaugural weekend and pay for ongoing transition expenses.

Indiana Works contributors can be found at https://www.indianaworks.net/images/IndianaWorksdonorsandamounts.pdf.

To contact Niki Kelly, email her at nkelly@jg.net or follow her on Twitter @nkellyatJG.

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