Campus projects across the state are receiving several types of funding from the Ivy Tech Foundation’s Circle of Ivy. Ivy Tech says 61 local campus and student needs projects have received $188,000 from the foundation’s women’s philanthropy group. 

Circle of Ivy co-chair Lauren Salerno says the nearly 900 member group selects projects including offering student emergency funds, career development programming, student laptops and more. 

“Our vision is that the Circle of Ivy will foster community prosperity for our students and cultivate women as philanthropists. In addition, we hope to grow to over 1,200 members by 2022.” 

Salerno says, to date, 239 projects have been funded by the women-only group.

“Circle of Ivy is such an amazing network of women who together are funding important initiatives, including providing for some of our most urgent needs. This year has been especially important to all of us, as our students need us more than ever. We are so thankful for the wonderful work and generous hearts of the members of the Circle of Ivy,” said Sue Ellspermann, president, Ivy Tech Community College. 

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