A series of limestone tablets, each inscribed with the names of people who have died from AIDS, form a semicircle around the memorial. There is a separate tablet for Friends, Family and Those Who Care, for individuals, corporations, and supporters to express their commitment to the fight against HIV. The Indiana AIDS Memorial was re-dedicated on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, following the completion of $75,000 worth of work to improve access, landscaping and the overall look of the Memorial. Speakers at the re-dedication included: Indianapolis Mayor Joseph Hogsett and Keith Norwalk, President of Crown Hill Cemetery.
The cost to have a name inscribed on a tablet is $100 for individuals. Fifty percent of the cost of the inscription is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
To purchase an inscription, download and complete the order form here which can then be mailed to the Health Foundation office. Or, complete this Online Form or contact The Health Foundation at (317) 630-1805 or email@example.com.
The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis is honored to be the host organization for The NAMES Project Indiana, more commonly known as the AIDS Quilt.
In June 1987, after losing many friends to AIDS, Cleve Jones created The NAMES Project. The idea of a quilt, offering warmth and comfort, with the names of the many people who have struggled with AIDS was combined into a powerful piece of artwork. As the size of the Quilt has grown (over 46,000 individual panels) so has the Quilt’s impact. It continues to be a powerful memorial, as well as an impressive tool for prevention education. Portions of the Quilt are displayed in churches, schools, government centers and various events worldwide.