MUNCIE - Ball State University is launching a crowdfunding campaign for 17 new projects that it says will make an immediate impact on the campus community. The projects range from buying instruments for the Pride of Mid-America Marching Band to travel funding for the school’s Jazz Club.

The online crowdfunding initiative aims raise small amounts of money from a large number of people to support the projects financially.

Crowdfunding by the Ball State Foundation is in its second year of operation. In 2018-19 it raised $50,000. 

"Ball State offers this tool to help students, faculty, and staff find the resources and support they need to make their ideas into a reality," said Stormie Kirby, assistant director of Digital Marketing for the Ball State University Foundation. 

For more information on all 17 projects, click here.