TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Sycamores around the country and the world are being called upon to participate in Indiana State University’s third annual Give to Blue Day, and the turnout so far has been exciting, said Andrea Angel, Vice President of University Advancement and CEO of the ISU Foundation.
“We’ve had a lot of great momentum in creating a culture of philanthropy here at Indiana State over the last couple of years that it doesn’t surprise me at all that Sycamores are really ready and willing to give back to ISU,” Angel said.
Last year, 2,418 donors raised $679,247 for ISU on Give to Blue Day. These funds support scholarships, experiential learning, student aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, and other programs at the University. This year, the University hopes to break that record and reach a 2,700 donor goal.
“This all goes to support our students, our faculty, our programs and they need it right now,” Angel said. “They’re going through a lot of difficult times with the pandemic and other things going on in their lives, so all we can do to help support our students, we need to be doing it.”
“Indiana State University students are impacted in countless ways by the generosity that is put into action on Give to Blue Day,” said Anne Bowen, a junior insurance and risk management major and student philanthropy president. “From scholarship opportunities to hands-on learning or connections with professionals, Give to Blue Day helps build successful Sycamore students and lifelong supporters.”
“Our Sycamore family and friends have shown their love for our great University in the past by giving generously on Give to Blue Day, and I am confident that the level of enthusiasm from Sycamores will exceed expectations this year,” said President Deborah J. Curtis. “That’s because I know that their generosity stems from a commitment to help make quality education possible for all students. I am looking forward to our celebrations and I invite everyone to join us.”
To make a gift or see what local business have contributed to the cause, visit indstate.edu/GiveToBlue. Donors who prefer to make a gift in person can visit the ISU Foundation, 30 North 5th St., and Dede I in the Hulman Memorial Student Union on Indiana State University’s campus. ISU Foundation offices will be open until midnight on Wednesday.
More than 100 challenges and matches have been secured and will be unlocked throughout the day. While making a gift through the website, donors can select from a variety of funds and programs to support or write in where they would like their donation to go.
Call (812) 237-6100 for more information.