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 of nonprofits, foundations, universities and businesses.
Clayton’s dedication to worthy causes extends well beyond her work at Achieve as well. Since graduating from IUPUI in 2009, she has volunteered for several nonprofit organizations, including Indy Homeless Connect, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Second Helpings and Indiana Landmarks.
“The Athenaeum is one of Indy’s great icons,” said Clayton. “From the historic significance of the actual building to the cultural programming and everything in between, I feel fortunate to be part of an organization with such a tremendous positive impact on the community.”
Clayton is also a licensed real estate broker associate with Carpenter Realtors, specializing in downtown Indianapolis and its urban neighborhoods.
The Athenaeum, formerly known as the Das Deutsche Haus, is a historic German-American landmark that advances the “sound mind in a sound body” values of its founders through programming that lifts spirits and engages diverse communities. Built in 1894, it serves as a community center for many cultural, business and nonprofit groups including the YMCA, Young Actors Theatre and the Rathskeller restaurant. The Athenaeum is listed three times in the National Register of Historic Places, for architecture and historical significance, as part of the Massachusetts Avenue Commercial District and as being within the Lockerbie Square historic district. In 2010, the Biergarten was voted the No. 1 music venue in the city by NUVO magazine and the Rathskeller was named the No. 1 bar by Metromix. The Athenaeum Foundation Inc. was established in 1991 and is a 501(c)3 organization.