Support The Benton House

There are many ways you can support the Benton House Association now or in the future:


You may make a check payable to Irvington Historic Landmarks Foundation and mail it to the Benton House as 312 South Downey Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219 or via credit card through our Square account.


We welcome both individual and corporate sponsors; sponsor one of our annual events and help preserve the both the history and legacy of The Benton House for generations to come.  Our signature fundraising events include the Easter Egg Hunt, the Used Book Sale, the Benton House Tour of Homes, the Holiday Bazaar and the Luminaria. 


The Benton House Association maintains an active volunteer program; as a non-profit organization we rely on the assistance of volunteers for all of our annual events and fundraisers. We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers and we hope you’ll join that team and become a part of the Benton House Community. For more information on how to become a volunteer or what opportunities are avaiiable please contact us at

Fundraising Donations

Book sale donations:
We welcome the donations of your gently used books, magazines, audiovisual materials, games, puzzles and other ephemera for our annual book sale held on the Benton House grounds each July.  For more information visit our book sale page

Holiday bazaar donations:
We welcome the donation of your gently used Christmas and Holiday items for our “Recycled Holiday” sale that takes place during our annual holiday bazaar each November.  If you have items to donate please contact us at

Period-specific furnishing:
We welcome the donation of items that represent the architectural style and period of the Benton House.  If you are interested in making a donation of this type please contact us at

Planned Giving

Charitable planned gifts offer a tremendous opportunity for you to provide valuable financial support to the Benton House Association while receiving a benefit in return.  A planned gift to the Benton House Association will allow you to combine both a desire to give to charity with your financial, tax and estate planning goals. We welcome all forms of planned giving including:

  • Wills
  • Stocks
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plans
  • Charitable Gift Annuities

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