The Ball State University Foundation
manages the residual assets of $230 million
, representing endowments and available resources for the university and its students.
Since the foundation's creation in 1951, contributions by donors now total almost $332 million
. To this, the foundation has added more than $132 million
in investment earnings, creating a pool of financial support that has provided more than $234 million
for university scholarships, programs, and facilities. The Ball State University Foundation provided $26 million
in support of the university in fiscal year 2008.
Foundation assets are invested in a well-diversified portfolio seeking superior returns with a prudent level of risk. The foundation's five-year average annual return of 12.6 percent
has outpaced the Standard & Poor's 500 Index return of 7.6 percent
, ranking the foundation highly against its peers.
Alumni and friends of Ball State made total contributions of more than $23 million
in fiscal year 2008. Permanently restricted contributions to endowments exceeded $8.7 million
The foundation processes more than 34,000 donor gifts
Foundation Annual Report
Foundation Activity Report
Source: Advancement Services