For the fourth consecutive year, Indiana University says its bicentennial funding campaign has topped goals. The school says it received more than $460 million in total private individual and institutional philanthropy in fiscal year 2017.
The total includes more than $168 million in nongovernmental grants and over $293 million in private contributions. The university says donors asked for their funding to be used for a wide variety of academic programs, scholarships, financial aid programs, research and facilities.
Since launching the $2.5 billion fundraising campaign in 2012, IU says more than 266,000 donors have contributed. At the end of fiscal year 2017, the school says the campaign is two-thirds of the way to completion. The effort is set to end in December 2019, ahead of the school’s 2020 bicentennial celebration.
Major gifts from the campaign include:
Tech entrepreneur Don Brown committing $30 million to establish The Brown Center For Immunotherapy
An anonymous gift of $10 million to support students at the Kelley School of Business and Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
A gift from the Tanis Family to support the College of Arts and Sciences, Eskenazi Museum of Art and Lilly Library
Milt and Judi Stewart donating $7.7 million to endow the Maurer School of Law’s Center on the Global Legal Profession
A $6 million gift from Ralph Water to fund scholarships and endowed chairs in the College of Arts and Sciences
The Vera Z. Dwyer Trust donating $1.68 million to establish an endowed chair in palliative care at IU South Bend