Excellence in Advancement
Expand and enhance essential volunteer, philanthropic, and other support for the Principles of Excellence among IU’s alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends throughout Indiana, the nation, and the world.
Indiana, the nation, and the world need a strong and innovative Indiana University. Private philanthropy—expressed by nearly two centuries of advocacy, giving, and service by IU alumni and friends—has provided the margin of excellence at Indiana University, and has allowed us to realize our full potential to improve lives. Many of the great research breakthroughs and education innovations that have come out of IU over the years would not have been possible without private support. Our most productive faculty would not be here if not for the endowed chairs and professorships provided through private support. Likewise, the rich overall student experience that has long been the hallmark of Indiana University will continue to depend greatly on philanthropy-supported activities, organizations, and infrastructure. And perhaps most critically, our ability to keep an IU education affordable and within reach of deserving students will depend greatly on private scholarship support.
There is a great history of philanthropic giving at Indiana University. Most recently, the Impact IUPUI Campaign raised a record $1.4 billion for that campus, and the Matching the Promise Campaign for IU Bloomington raised a record $1.14 billion for that campus. Together they have raised over $2.5 billion dollars. This is more than halfway to the $5 billion philanthropic goal for the IU Bicentennial that President McRobbie announced in his 2010 State of the University speech.