The Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series presents Gayle Cook
---Philanthropist, Landmark Preservationist, and Co-Founder of the Cook Group
The Propylaeum Historic Foundation continues the Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series and will feature Gayle Cook on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Gayle Cook is one of three notable Indiana women who will be featured in the series and who have made significant impacts on others during their lives and will be featured in the series. The other two are Eva Mozes Kor and Sarah Evans Barker.
Gayle Cook and her late husband, Bill Cook, founded the internationally known Cook Group and became active and highly successful advocates of historic preservation. Their medical equipment manufacturing business began in the spare bedroom of the Cooks’ apartment in Bloomington, IN in 1963 and has grown into an international company. In addition, Gayle Cook and her husband have been nationally recognized as leaders in historic preservation. Three of their best known restorations of historic buildings are the West Baden Springs (IN) Hotel; French Lick Springs (IN) Hotel; and the former Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, IN, now the Indiana Landmarks Center. Gayle’s passion for historic landmarks can be seen through her two books, A Guide to Southern Indiana (with William Cook) and Monroe County in Focus: Portrait of an Indiana County (with Diana Hawes and Will Counts).
As philanthropists, the Cooks supported numerous causes in the areas of education, health and wellness, arts and entertainment, and athletics. Mr. and Mrs. Cook also played an instrumental role in revitalizing downtown Bloomington, IN. Bill Cook passed away in 2011.
Marianne Glick has made a generous donation in honor of her late mother, Marilyn K. Glick for this Women’s Enrichment Series. The philanthropic values established by Marilyn and Gene Glick and passed on to their family are embodied by the themes of this series. The first speaker was Eva Mozes Kor. The final speaker will be Sarah Evans Barker on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Special ticket packages available to attend all 3 speaker events are available by clicking here.
The historic Propylaeum will open its doors to each of these events in the Women’s Enrichment Series at 5 p.m. for networking, appetizers and a cash bar. The Indianapolis Propylaeum is located at 1410 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2417. Each lecture will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets to the series are as follows:
Single ticket lecture: $40.00*
Single ticket lecture, preferred seating and VIP reception preceeding lecture: $75.00
*Service fee will apply.
Tickets may be purchased at www.propindy.org/happenings or by calling the Propylaeum at 317.638.7881.
The Propylaeum Historic Foundation, Inc.
1410 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2417