"It is no hyperbole for me to say that Indiana Humanities has changed my life." --Adam Henze, Bloomington

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The humanities–poetry in particular–did just that for Adam Henze. The Evansville native and IU grad student was named the Official Track Poet for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 through a poetry contest initiated by Indiana Humanities. Thanks to his imaginative and iconic poem, Henze’s work was heard–literally–’round the world.

Luis Ruvalcaba and his family were newcomers to Indiana, seeking to get connected. They discovered Indiana Humanities and have gone ALL-IN, participating in block parties, a Chew on This, and by reading titles from the Next Indiana Bookshelf. “Indiana Humanities helps the people of Indiana figure out what it means to be a Hoosier,” says Luis, who credits our programs with helping him develop a genuine desire to learn more about the people, places and history of Indiana.

We’re also a grant-maker, a convener, a leader and a partner. Over the past five years we’ve distributed more than $340,000 in grants to 130 organizations in 60 Indiana cities and towns for humanities public programs and historic preservation education. Those grants have funded field trips to historic properties, literature workshops for teachers, documentaries, mobile apps and more.

Indiana Humanities is the only organization that delivers the humanities to Hoosiers all across the state. By supporting Indiana Humanities, you can ensure Hoosiers like Adam and Luis have access to free, public programs dedicated to encouraging critical thinking and discussion.

Learn a little bit more about what we do in the video below.



Help us transform lives and communities by taking the humanities to more places, and to more people, all across Indiana. Please give today.

 

Patron Levels (Individuals)

Become an Indiana Humanities patron by giving $50 or more and you’ll receive the following benefits:

(IN): $50
  • Early access to programs
  • The Indiana Chant poster
  • Monthly e-newsletter
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(IN)spire: $100
  • Early access to programs
  • The Indiana Chant poster
  • Discount to Indiana Humanities events
  • Humanities magazine subscription (4 issues/year)
  • Monthly e-newsletter
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(IN)gage: $250
  • Early access to programs
  • The Indiana Chant poster
  • Discount to Indiana Humanities events
  • Autographed copy of Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest
  • Humanities magazine subscription (4 issues/year)
  • Monthly e-newsletter
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(IN)novate: $500
  • Early access to programs
  • The Indiana Chant poster
  • Discount to Indiana Humanities events
  • Autographed copy of Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest
  • Humanities magazine subscriptions(4 issues/year)
  • VIP reception access before Indiana Humanities programs
  • Monthly e-newsletter
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MEREDITH NICHOLSON SOCIETY: $1000
  • Early access to programs
  • The Indiana Chant poster
  • Discount to Indiana Humanities events
  • Autographed copy of Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest
  • Humanities magazine subscription (4 issues/year)
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Society member reception access before Indiana Humanities programs
  • Special monthly letter from the president and CEO
  • Annual society member event
  • Invitation to Meredith Nicholson Society gatherings
  • Recognition on Indiana Humanities website as a member of the Meredith Nicholson Society
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Corporate Membership

Is your company or organization looking for unique programming opportunities for employees or clients? Team up with Indiana Humanities as a corporate member. Corporate membership benefits includes tickets to events, VIP opportunities, Indiana Humanities-designed programs and more.

Help Us Transform Indiana Communities

We believe in the power of the humanities to transform lives and communities. Here’s how your contribution can make a difference:

$25 funds the resources needed and postage for a Next Indiana Trek & Toolkit
$50 funds printed materials for a Next Indiana Campfire excursion
$100 purchases a set of books for Novel Conversations
$250 funds a speaker stipend
$500 provides an organization with resources for an ALL-IN Block Party
$1,000 funds a historic preservation education grant
$2,000 funds a humanities initiative grant

Admin Info

Questions? Contact Kristen Fuhs Wells, director of development and communication, at 317.616.9407 or kwells@indianahumanities.org.