• Thomas Haynes Joins Athenaeum Foundation’s Board of Directors

    Thomas Haynes Joins Athenaeum Foundation’s Board of Directors INDIANAPOLIS – Thomas Haynes, International Sales and Marketing Manager for Steiner eOptics, joins the Athenaeum Foundation’s Board of Directors. Haynes manages European and Central Asian sales and marketing for Steiner eOptics, which specializes in high-tech military and law enforcement equipment. “Thomas’ experience in international relations and leadership brings a fresh outlook to our board,” says Athenaeum Foundation President Cassie Stockamp. “His business and military mindset, combined with an impressive cultural background, will play a prominent role in Athenaeum’s mission to engage in the Indianapolis community.” Haynes career spans international business, higher education and…


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  • 9th Annual GermanFest Tickets Now on Sale!

    9th Annual GermanFest Tickets Now on Sale! Yodeling, wiener dog races, costume and strongman contests, 100 local artisan booths, 5K run, German food, beer, music and more! INDIANAPOLIS – The Athenaeum Foundation will bring a taste of Germany back to Hoosier families with food, music and culture at the 9th annual Original and Fabulous GermanFest on Saturday, Oct. 14 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Athenaeum on 401 E. Michigan Street. This is a must-attend Indianapolis event that continues to grow each year. In 2016, more than 6,000 people attended this one of a kind Indianapolis event featuring:


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  • Natalie Clayton Joins Athenaeum Foundation’s Board of Directors

    INDIANAPOLIS – Natalie Clayton, senior project manager for Achieve, is joining the Athenaeum Foundation’s Board of Directors. The appointment continues Clayton’s commitment to better Indianapolis through community service. “Natalie’s experience and strategic mindset will be a great asset to our board,” said Athenaeum Foundation President Cassie Stockamp. “She’s worked with a long list of reputable organizations throughout the city, and we welcome her leadership and expertise.” At Achieve, a cause-based research and marketing agency with offices in Indianapolis and West Palm Beach, Clayton works with clients to design and implement a variety of purpose-based campaigns. Her clients include a global list…


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  • Coat Check Coffee now open for business in Athenaeum

    Warner family brings passion for coffee to historic Indianapolis landmark Indianapolis’ newest coffee shop is open for business. Coat Check Coffee, owned and operated by Neal, Paul and Audreyalice Warner, has officially opened within the historic Athenaeum. With strong, family-orientated roots, Coat Check Coffee welcomes people of all ages to enjoy the historic setting and discover Coat Check’s diverse offerings of beverages and pastries. The space includes quiet study corners and a more active main seating area. “The family orientated atmosphere is what really makes Coat Check Coffee such a great space,” said Paul. “We think this is one of the most…


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  • Athenaeum secures funding for next phase of capital campaign

    Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust awards $100,000 grant to the Athenaeum Foundation Indianapolis (November 22, 2016) – The Athenaeum Foundation has received a substantial grant that will fund the next phase of its capital campaign, “A Makeover on Mass Ave.” The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has announced a $100,000 grant to the Athenaeum Foundation. With this grant, the Athenaeum has now reached 86 percent of its campaign goal of $1.2 million. “Watching this campaign evolve from an idea to a reality has been incredible,” said Athenaeum President Cassie Stockamp. “We are so grateful to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and…


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  • Athenaeum designated as National Historic Landmark

    Top historic distinction is first in Indianapolis in nearly 15 years INDIANAPOLIS (November 2, 2016) – The Athenaeum Foundation announced today it has been designated as a National Historic Landmark by the National Register and National Historic Landmarks Program. The historic Athenaeum is now part of an exclusive group of just more than 40 Indiana landmarks to receive the designation, and one of approximately 2,500 landmarks nationally. The National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program grants the honorable distinction to places that possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Historic places are deemed…


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