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Celebrating 60 Years of Service to Ball State

Ball State University Foundation was established on October 26, 1951 with a few thousand dollars in assets.

We have evolved into a sophisticated organization with assets totaling more than $216 million, a sizeable professional staff, and a governing board of 31 members with national and international representation. 

The foundation’s primary function is to provide maximum sustainable support for Ball State University. The dedication of foundation leaders and their enthusiasm for supporting Ball State has proven to be contagious. Thousands of loyal alumni and friend s have helped build impressive assets with contributions totaling more than $402 million in the last 60 years.

The foundation has become a vital financial partner for the university, providing more than $324 million in support for programs and buildings, which have added academic, cultural, entertainment, and economic value to the university and community. Future gifts such as bequests, life insurance policies, property, and life income plans have grown to more than $93 million.

Learn about the foundation's 60-year history



Ball State Bold raised more than $210.8 million, making it the most ambitious campaign ever completed by the university.