The chair of the ISU Foundation Board of Directors is leading by example in support of the university’s recently announced Be So Bold fundraising campaign. Rich Porter, who is an Indiana State University alumnus, and his wife Robin have contributed $1.15 million towards the $100 million capital fundraiser.
ISU says the donation will endow the Rich and Robin Porter Cancer Research Center through their estate, as well as establish a scholarship for graduate-level nursing students and support the track and field program.
The Porters established the center in 2020. It gives genomics students the opportunity to further expand their research skills and findings to make an impact on the world of cancer research.
“Cancer is a journey,” said Rich Porter. “We at the Rich and Robin Porter Cancer Research Center want you to know we walk that journey with you. Through the funding we have supplied and the dedication and commitment from the Porter fellows, we hope for a good ending for all who travel through life with cancer.”
The university says the Porters have deep ties to the nursing profession and Sycamore Athletics program. Rich Porter was a hurdler on the ISU track and field team.
ISU formally launched the campaign last Friday. It says 62% of the goal has been reached during the “quiet phase.”
Click here to learn more about the Be So Bold campaign.