Annual Appeal

buiding excitement in a
historic building for the future!





Dear Friend of the Athenaeum:

Because you care, we have been able to keep this National Historic Landmark alive! Your previous support has allowed us to make this one of the most pivotal years, and we hope you will support us again in maintaining and improving this beautiful building.

With your generous support in our annual appeals we are able to offer affordable meeting spaces for local groups who are doing amazing things for the community.  One of our partners, Kids Dance Outreach whose mission is to make a positive change in the lives of young people through the discipline of dance.  In 2015 they served over 3,600 children in Indianapolis schools made up of 70.3% minorities.  We at the Athenaeum are proud to give them a home where they can help kids discover “they can” and empower them for a lifetime.

“I am thankful to the Athenaeum for opening its doors to Kids Dance Outreach, because without KDO, I would not have had all these amazing opportunities” – KDO Student

Thanks to you and generous donations from the community, our “Makeover on Mass Ave” capital campaign is almost complete!  Renovations have begun including bringing WI-FI to the building, painting is under way and Coat Check Coffee has begun construction!

Today, we ask you to join us in expressing your own commitment with a year-end gift to the Athenaeum Foundation.  Your donation is a key investment in improving  our community gathering space, and will go directly to cover our  operational costs, which include maintaining this historic gem and hosting the heritage events that make this place so special.

Thank you for your support!


Brad Boyd

Board of Trustees President


Cassie Stockamp

Athenaeum Foundation President


PS- We hope you will join us again in reaching our goals by clicking here to make a secure donation, or sending a check payable to the Athenaeum Foundation. (Are you eligible for a matching gift? Ask your employer today if you can double your donation.) And please encourage your like-minded friends to stop by, check out our ‘makeover’ and become avid supporters like you!