An active member of several organizations including Breakfast Optimist Club of Indianapolis, the Service Club of Indianapolis, Toastmasters and The Portfolio. He was a man of many interests and hobbies from piloting his planes to jogging before it was popular to skiing, always skiing. Every winter he returned to his beloved Colorado where he skied until he was 92 years old. He loved rowing his boat/shell every spring, summer and fall morning usually beginning at sunrise. He was an avid student of history and he loved to dance! Anytime. Anywhere. Appropriate or not, he danced. Doug and his wife, Lois, were both members beginning in 1987.
Adele’s professional career centered around music and education. She worked in the Office of the Chairman of the Aeronautics Department and was the organist in the chapel at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, led public relation efforts in pursuit of financial support for children with Autism, an instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy, and a professor at Montreat College and Warren Wilson College. In addition to her professional career, Adele was also the Director of Music at Christ Church in Exeter, New Hampshire, the organist at Epworth United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and substitute organist at countless churches across the country. Adele became a member of The Portfolio in 2014.
Mark was very involved in arts and education. He was active with the Indianapolis Museum of Art since 1970. He served as vice-chair and chair during his tenure on the Board of Governors from 1987 to 1995. For more than 20 years, he served on the Museum’s Environmental and Historic Resources Committee, guiding the work of the IMA’s gardens and historic properties. He and his wife Carmen have contributed numerous textiles, artwork and horticultural specimens to the IMA, which has helped shape the Museum’s unique encyclopedic collection. In 1988 the Holeman’s funded a contemporary gallery, now known as the Carmen and Mark Holeman Gallery. He also was a member of several IMA affiliate groups, including the Contemporary Art Society and the Horticultural Society. Mark and Carmen Holeman were members of The Portfolio from 1978 until their passing.