Make a tax deductible gift to a local legend? Volunteer your time and talents? See your name in bright lights? There’s so many ways to give to the Athenaeum Foundation. Your generous donation helps keep this Historic Landmark safe, beautiful and accessible to everyone.

Planned Giving

Those who share our respect for the past, our desire to preserve the Athenaeum as a historic landmark and our commitment to ensuring it continues to be a vibrant part of the Indianapolis community may choose to provide for the Athenaeum in their estate plans. By doing so, you will become a member of our legacy group: Friends of das Deutsche Haus.


Include the Athenaeum as a beneficiary of your will or estate plan — or as a beneficiary of a financial, insurance or retirement account — and you will receive these benefits:

  • Personalized certificate of appreciation
  • Recognition in annual report
  • Foundation news updates
  • Invitations to events
  • Annual donor receptions

Discuss giving options

For more information about planned giving and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Foundation President Craig Mince.

Athenaeum Foundation401 EAST MICHIGAN STREET

Our Mission

The Athenaeum Foundation preserves a treasured historic landmark that welcomes all to nurture a sound mind and a sound body through arts & culture, wellness and community.

The Athenaeum Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.