Learn how you or your organization can help support the A!

The Athenaeum is a historic treasure and gathering place for diverse communities in Indianapolis. Our awesome volunteers, sponsors and donors help keep the culture alive for generations.

Join us! The Athenaeum Foundation welcomes all.

Capital Campaign

The Athenaeum Foundation’s major fundraising this year will turn a functional but tired space into a welcoming place to hang out, relax, converse and dream. Our Lobby and Theatre are not just our living room: They’re Mass Ave’s Living Room. Renovation of these public spaces will increase utilization which will help the Athenaeum engage a diverse range of users and stimulate new development in the Downtown area. 

Join us in the excitement of renewal! Your tax-deductible gift will help us fulfill our role as Mass Ave’s hub—building community for a whole new generation.

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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. From $5 to $50,000, every dollar helps!


Share your energy to help us promote our events and programs.

Roll up your sleeves to pitch in on our annual cleaning of this historic landmark.

It takes a village to keep a non-profit organized. Offer your skills for general office work (filing, copying, etc.). 

Green thumbs welcome for regular weeding and watering in the Rain Garden and Biergarten.

There are lots of ways to be part of this epic German heritage event. Some involve beer...

Planned Giving

Those who share our respect for the past, our desire to preserve the Athenaeum as an historic landmark and those that want the Athenaeum to continue 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


From holiday celebrations to wiener dog races, the Foundation offers year-round opportunities to showcase your company name during our events, or engage your employees in a volunteer capacity. 

Athenaeum Foundation President, Cassie Stockamp, will be happy to customize a corporate sponsorship that best fits your needs.