Giving Medical History a Future - Saving the Old Pathology Building
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The Need: The Old Pathology Building in Danger
The cost of this urgently needed restoration and repair work is estimated to be $2,200,000. The work will be completed in three stages. The "gutters & up" portion was completed in 2015, and we plan to complete the rest of the exterior phase this year.
Giving Your Support
Your support for the Capital Campaign is welcome as a one-time donation, a pledge of annual support over a period of three to five years, or as a bequest in your estate plan. You may choose to make your gift in honor or in memory of someone.
Every gift is important to the success of this project and will be appreciated. We would like to give special recognition for lead and major gifts in the following ways:
LEAD GIFTS All names on bronze plaque; rent free use of the Old Pathology Building for a private event (some restrictions apply.)
$1,000,000 Naming right for the Old Pathology Building
$400,000 Named sponsorship of the amphitheater
$200,000 Named sponsorship of the Medicinal Plant Garden
$150,000 Named sponsorship of the Anatomical Museum (no longer available)
$50,000 Named sponsorship of another museum room (9 available)
$25,000 Named annual lecture series (no longer available)
$20,000 Named garden bench (4 available)
All of the above named sponsorships and naming right for the Old Pathology Building are valid for a period of 25 years.
Visionaries $10,000+ Name on bronze plaque
Founders $5,000-9,999 Name on bronze plaque
Patrons $2,000-4,999 Name on large sidewalk brick
Sponsors $1,000-1,999 Name on small sidewalk brick
All lead and major gift donors will receive IMHM gifts, recognition in all museum media, and invitations to Capital Campaign celebratory events.
Capital Campaign News:
6/14/2016: We're thrilled to announce that we have received a matching Historic Preservation Fund grant from the National Park Service for the second year in a row! This $47, 400 grant will help cover the cost of the rest of the exterior masonry. We'll begin this project in the coming months and complete it this fall.
5/12/2016: Thanks to individual donations and a grant through Indiana Landmarks from the Marion County Preservation Fund, we have now completed the masonry work on the north and east elevations of the Old Pathology Building. We removed old mortar that was smeared on the brick faces, repointed where needed, and replaced spalled and broken bricks.
4/28/2016: Although we remain on Indiana Landmarks' watch list, we have been left off of the Indiana Landmarks' 10 Most Endangered List for 2016! We have a long way to go, but we're very proud of our progress so far! Thanks to all of our Capital Campaign donors who have made this possible. And thank you for your continued support as we forge ahead.
12/31/2015: The roof replacement, chimney and gutter repairs, and masonry at the neckline of the building are complete! This brings us much closer to being watertight. Next up: the remainder of the exterior masonry.
11/9/2015: Work began on Phase I of repairs to the Old Pathology Building! Masonry work on the roof, such as re-pointing, replacing damaged bricks, and repairing chimneys, is the first step; Phase I work will also include replacing the shingled and membrane roofs of the building and repairing and reattaching gutters.
9/8/2015: The IMHM and its Capital Campaign are featured on the front page of the Indianapolis Star
8/10/2015: The IMHM's Capital Campaign is the featured cover story in the new August issue of the Indianapolis Medical Society Bulletin.
6/8/2015: The IMHM is excited to announce that it has received a $50,000 matching Historic Preservation Fund grant from the National Park Service toward replacing the roof on the Old Pathology Building and other "gutters & up" work which will begin shortly. This is the first phase of a massive repair and restoration project to stabilize and preserve the Old Pathology Building.
4/25/2015: The Indiana Medical History Museum has been named on Indiana Landmark's 2015 Most Endangered list.
The Old Pathology Building is
Irreplaceable and Unique
The Old Pathology Building is visited by people from all over the world.
Each year, programming at the Old Pathology Building educates thousands of Indiana students, from elementary school students to post-graduates.
The building and its collections provide hands-on experience for students in undergraduate and graduate level museum studies, history, and public history programs.
The Old Pathology Building and the Indiana Medical History Museum comprise and essential part of the cultural life and history of Indianapolis and Central Indiana.
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