Discovery is an organization formed to demonstrate the vital role women can play in making a difference through informed philanthropy. It was established to support projects and programs at Ball State University.

Unofficially, a small group of women began meeting regularly in Indianapolis in 1998 to learn about special educational programs at Ball State University. In the spring of 2001, a planning committee of six began researching women's philanthropy organizations around the United States that support programs like those at the university.

The research yielded information and contacts that helped form the basis for a woman's giving organization for the University. Once the plans were aligned with some of the university's most important long-range goals, Discovery was ready to go public in January 2002.

Join Discovery

For more information, please contact Brittney Williams at 765-285-8388 or via email.

Give to Discovery

  1. Visit our online giving form.
  2. Next to “Designation” click the down arrow and select “Special Funds and Projects”
  3. In the line below, it comes up “Discovery (Women's Leadership Giving).”
  4. Enter gift in the “Amount” box directly to the right of Discover. (Not the top amount box-- it goes to the Ball State Fund).
  5. Your screen should look like this:
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    Make a gift to support Ball State University screenshot

  7. After entering My Information and My Payment Information, the review screen will show the gift going to the Discovery Fund. Your initial gift confirmation will thank you for your gift to Ball State because our fund is within the Ball State University Foundation. One hundred percent of your gift goes to Discovery Fund.
  8. Thank you!