TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — ISU President and alumna Deborah Curtis and has announced she will Be So Bold by giving the university’s fundraising campaign a gift of $100,000.

Curtis launched the Be So Bold fundraising campaign in September with the goal of raising $100 million.

“For many years in my career, I worked to replicate the quality of experience that I saw at Indiana State through my student engagement there,” Curtis said. “As a first-generation college student myself, Indiana State lit my passion to dedicate myself to helping others transform their lives in the same way that my life had been transformed. Now it is time for me to give back so that others may have the same opportunity that I had here at State.” 

Curtis, along with her husband Lynn, made the $100,000 commitment with the goal of assisting the university’s endowed funds and scholarships.

“No one who is able should be kept from pursuing a college degree because it is unaffordable,” said Curtis.