TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana State University raised more than $10.5 million in the 2019-20 fiscal year, which was a 21 percent increase from the previous year.
The total raised was $10,583,836, which is $4.2 million also more than in 2017-18.
“These results are a testament to the generosity of our donors and the progress we are making at Indiana State University,” President Deborah J. Curtis said. “Donations to ISU benefit students, including those who might not otherwise be able to complete their education.”
During the university’s second annual Give to Blue Day on March 11, Indiana State raised $680,000 from 2,418 donors. 541 were students.
Over 6,900 donors have contributed over the past year and 71 percent have been ISU alumni. Additionally, gifts of $25,000 or more have risen by 63 percent from the previous year.
“I am overwhelmed by the generosity of Sycamores across the country,” Andrea Angel, Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the ISU Foundation said. “We are beyond grateful for their support of ISU and our students. Our team is working diligently to enhance the culture of philanthropy for our institution, and efforts like Give to Blue Day and Bridge the Gap scholarships are resonating with our donors and rallying support for ISU.”
As of June 30, ISU donors also provided $100,000 in support of COVID-19 relief funding to help students during the pandemic.