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To advance the development of youth and amateur athletics throughout the community with attention toward serving underprivileged populations. 

Through water safety, health and wellness programs and other initiatives, we aim to enhance the lives of families throughout Indianapolis.

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The Riviera Club Foundation exists to positively impact our community and support the future of our historic club financially.  The Riviera Club Foundation raised a million dollars through a grant from CICF to pay for renovations to our beloved outdoor pool.  In addition to receiving grants, we are a 501©3 which enables donors to make tax-deductible donations to the Riviera Club.  Donations made can support the club through endowment, debt relief, and support the Foundation’s community outreach programs.

As discussed at the Annual Meeting, many opportunities to improve our campus remain. A technical audit of our facilities in February identified the Rivi’s electrical and fire suppression systems, as well as Snack Shack and Main Kitchen equipment, are many decades out of date and require immediate repair.  

The electrical and fire suppression projects have begun so that the outdoor pool and fitness rooms are safe when members return and do not have to be closed. Kitchen repairs will take more time and resources.   As we look forward to re-opening, please consider making a gift to help with these required upgrades. Please reach out to Jacqueline Burkholder with questions about how your tax- deductible donation will be used. 

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We have a goal of serving 1,000 annually in water safety by Summer 2021.  We would like to go above and beyond to provide actual swim lessons to as many of those kids as possible.  Because a large portion of the children in the targeted populations do not own a swimsuit, it will be imperative for us to provide one to each sponsored child.  With a $25 donation YOU can “SPONSOR-A-SWIMMER” and provide a child an opportunity to learn life saving water safety and swim instruction. 

To SPONSOR-A-SWIMMER please make donations directly through our website by clicking here 

Cash or check donations can be made directly at the Riviera Club, simply give to someone at the front desk to put in our mailbox.



COMMUNITY GARDEN Sponsored by The Flower Power Group

Planning began in January 2020 for our community garden.  Above Shirley Fry, Master Gardener from the Flower Power Group, helps measure the plot

George Slenski, led the team in construction of our raised beds
Riviera Club Chef, Mario Bledsoe, getting inspiration from the garden for fresh recipes and community outreach programs.

Water Safety Week

Water Safety Week 2020
Lifeguards and guests participated in a 15 -minute tread challenge! 

Indianapolis Water Safety Week is a collective effort by the Indy Aquatics Alliance. This year’s Water Safety Week was June 5-13th.  The week kicked off Friday, June 5th with local realtor Kristi Gaynor interviewing our Director, Jacqueline Burkholder on Facebook Live.     Tuesday an “Out-of-water” swim lesson was hosted in the Shelter.  Thursday night our lifeguards and guests competed in a 15-minute tread challenge.  We completed the week with “Pool Passports” on Friday night.  For this event, families checked in at the pool house where they received a passport.  They toured several areas on our campus where they learned about pool rules, water safety tips, swimmer’s stretches, rescue and how to roll to your back.