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About the Foundation

We’re here to serve you and Ball State!

For more than 60 years, the Ball State University Foundation has supported the university, its mission, and its students by carefully stewarding, prudently investing, and strategically allocating close to $360 million in private gifts for scholarships, faculty, and programs. 

We are driven by the principles of fiscal responsibility, accountability, transparency, commitment to alumni and donors, and responsible stewardship. A governing board of directors provides fiduciary oversight and serves to help connect alumni, friends, and the community to Ball State through engagement and philanthropy. 

The Way We Work
We are dedicated to uniting your dreams and passions to the mission and vision of the Ball State. Thousands have helped build impressive assets with generous contributions totaling more than $432 million, and $96 million in planned gifts. Just as many proud Ball State alumni have kept close ties to the university by participating in alumni groups, attending events, and donating their time and talent.

To better serve you and Ball State, we recently combined alumni and advancement programs into a single, alumni- and donor-serving enterprise under the Ball State University Foundation. Our team of advancement and alumni relations professionals is working together to make your engagement and giving experience meaningful and impactful.