Time-sensitive fund matching opportunity

With your help, $100,000 is within reach for Dr. Martin Luther King Park!   

There are big plans underway for the 50th anniversary commemoration and celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy in April 2018. Outdoor improvements to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, which will help tell the story of the incredible history that took place here. The improvements will also create a more safe, beautiful and teachable environment. And for a limited time, your gift toward this mission will be DOUBLED through a crowdfunding campaign called the CreatINg Places challenge.

If you help us reach the goal of $50,000 in donations by December 23, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) will MATCH EVERY DOLLAR for a total of $100,000!  CLICK HERE TO GIVE ONLINE NOW.

Artistic additions with historic meaning   

The funds raised through this campaign will be used to create two new works of public art in King Park that illustrate the impact of April 4, 1968 and the continued need in this nation for peace.

On the very ground where Robert F. Kennedy delivered his immortal words on the night of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, this essential quote from Kennedy's speech will be displayed in 8-foot-tall steel panel for generations to appreciate:

Also, one side of the Visitors Center building in the park will be transformed with a mural that gives context to this important moment in Indianapolis history and celebrates the lives of Kennedy and King. 

(artwork selection is in progress, sample image shown above)

(artwork selection is in progress, sample image shown above)

Will you join us in building on the vision of this special park to highlight the legacies of these two great men? Please consider supporting this campaign today. And please help us spread the word by sharing this link on social media and with friends and family! 

Questions? Please contact Kaley Martin here.

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Make a tax-deductible contribution to the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative.