Butler University in Indianapolis was founded in 1855 as the North Western Christian University by Ovid Butler (who provided the land for the campus). In 1875 it was renamed for its founder and has kept that name ever since. Founded by members of the Christian Church, the school was never under direct control of the church. Just 5 miles from downtown Indianapolis, the 295 acre campus lies in the heart of Indy – a planned city with original boundaries of 1 square mile. Health insurer Anthem and Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly call Indy home; as do the NFL Colts, NBA Pacers and WNBA Fever. Of course, it is home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one of the most famous racetracks in the world.