As of June 30, 2008:
- Ball State received more than $21 million in gifts for fiscal year 2007-08.
- The number of contributors to Ball State was more than 23,000 for fiscal year 2007-08.
Ball State's proud tradition of beneficence began with its very creation, as a gift from the Ball family to the State of Indiana. Today, gifts to Ball State support bright, curious students with scholarships and unique immersive learning opportunities, as well as unparalleled access to expert, energized faculty and leading-edge technology and facilities.
Giving to the Ball State Fund is especially important because these gifts provide essential support for the university's priority projects and programs—advancing Ball State's educational mission, recruiting and retaining well-prepared, motivated students, and strengthening academic programs that offer transformative learning experiences.
Gifts also may be designated to particular academic areas or scholarships, university cultural and community programs, athletics, or current capital projects. In addition, gifts may be made in memory or in honor of an individual.
The offices of University Advancement and University Development support Ball State’s mission by providing giving opportunities and giving vehicles that offer the best advantages to benefactors and the university. The Ball State University Foundation assists alumni and friends with their long-term philanthropic plans.
Source: Advancement Services