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MARTIN UNIVERSITY RECEIVES GRANT FROM CLOWES FOUNDATION

$500,000 will renovate the building to house the future African American Arts Alliance



Martin University is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a $500,000 grant from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation. The funds will support the renovation of the Dr. A.J. Brown Building, which will house the soon-to-be-created African American Arts Alliance of Indianapolis at Martin University.


“We are grateful for the generosity of the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation that will give us the much-needed funds to renovate the Dr. A. J. Brown Building on our campus,” said Martin University President Sean Huddleston.” We will then welcome the African American Arts Alliance of

Indianapolis at Martin University that will be created next year and occupy the building.”


“The African American Alliance of Indianapolis at Martin University will attract students throughout the region to come to our city and study the rich culture we have to share,” said Dr. Kristie Johnson, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “This would not have been possible without understanding the importance of the Alliance and financial assistance by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation.”


Specifically, the funds are earmarked to assist with the following:

  • A new roof

  • Replacement of the windows

  • Upgrading the HVAC system

  • Masonry upgrades

  • Renovation of the office space

  • New paint/carpeting

As Indiana’s only Predominantly Black Institution of Higher Education, Martin University educates and develops diverse workforce-ready students in an inclusive, supportive, and collegiate environment.

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