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As an alumnus, parent or friend of IU Kokomo, you recognize the importance of a quality education. A college education prepares individuals to be leaders in their communities and beyond. What you might not see is that many of our students are one financial setback from not pursuing that valuable collegiate education. Many of our students are only able to earn their IU degrees because of the generous benefactors who choose to support students through their generous gifts of time, talent, and treasures. IU Kokomo is able to provide a “private education at a public-school cost” because our donors make it so.

If you value higher education and believe strongly in supporting our community, Indiana University Kokomo welcomes your partnership in these efforts and encourage you to make a gift today that will have a positive impact on both.

If you have questions about how you can make an impact on our students, campus, and community please feel free to contact us, we are happy to answer any questions you might have. For more than seventy years, we've been an educational stronghold for north central Indiana, have established ourselves as a pacesetter for academic freedom, tolerance, and academic exchange, locally and globally. And we've built a culture where students are inspired to fulfill their promise, to become citizens of the world, and to lead by example.

Giving Opportunities

How You Can Give
Give online through the IU Foundation's secure website or by mailing a donation to the IU Kokomo Office of Development.

for all

On January 1, 2012, Indiana University began its first comprehensive university-wide campaign in over twenty years. This campaign, FOR ALL: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign, seeks to generate $3 billion for a variety of endeavors such as:

  • Enhancing student support and success
  • Creating the next generation of leaders
  • Ideas and innovations that change the way we live
  • Creating a healthier state, nation, and world

The For ALL Bicentennial Campaign will officially conclude in June 2020 to coincide with Indiana University's Bicentennial, which is also Indiana University Kokomo's 75th anniversary serving north central Indiana. 

Donor Stories

Gala raises scholarship money, honors alumni, friends
Indiana University Kokomo friends, alumni, and faculty invested in student success, at the Alumni Hall of Fame and Scholarship Gala Masquerade Ball. Set in the elegant surroundings of Bel Air Events, the ball served not only as a scholarship fundraiser, but also an opportunity to recognize some of the best and brightest of the campus’ alumni, and thank those who serve in the community. Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke thanked those attending, noting that their investment in students supports the campus mission of providing a private school experience at public school cost. “We want our students to have the most amazing learning experience with us,” she said, noting that more than 1,300 students traveled with classes this year — many at little to no expense. Partnering to provide these experiences is an investment in the future, she added.
Celebrate Cougar spirit during annual IU Day
Put on your candy stripes and show your Cougar spirit, as Indiana University Kokomo celebrates IU Day on Wednesday, April 18. The worldwide, social-sharing, IU-wearing, gift-giving day of engagement kicks off at midnight, uniting students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends on all campuses in a 24-hour celebration of all things IU. IU Day begins at midnight April 18, with campus events kicking off on campus at 9:30 a.m. The Kokomo celebration includes giveaways, a selfie station, cake, appearances by mascot Kingston Cougar, and more. Off campus, Cone Palace will debut a new IU Kokomo themed flavor in honor of IU Day. Campus events continue until 4 p.m., while IU Day itself ends at midnight. “IU Day is a special day for all of our friends, alumni, and family to remember how IU and IU Kokomo have impacted their lives, and to celebrate with colleagues all over the world,” said Jan Halperin, vice chancellor.
Alumna gives $1 million gift for IU Kokomo scholarships
A gift of $1 million from Kathleen Ligocki will support a new scholarship program at her alma mater. The gift establishes the Kathleen Ligocki Scholars Program, which creates a cohort of Indiana University Kokomo students who not only receive financial assistance, but also can access academic and social support from one another and from program staff and faculty. Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke announced the gift on Friday (March 30). Ligocki, CEO of Agility Fuel Systems, established the scholarship fund that will benefit qualifying incoming freshmen, and will be renewable for up to four years to those who remain in good academic standing and maintain full-time enrollment. Sciame-Giesecke thanked Ligocki, B. A. ’78, for the gift, noting that it will impact students for years into the future.
Women of the Well House awards nearly $14,000 in grants
Indiana University Kokomo’s women’s giving circle awarded nearly $14,000 during its first grant cycle, which will provide funding for eight campus programs led by students, faculty, and staff. The Women of the Well House voted on the projects that provide travel and externship opportunities, and CPR and mental health first aid training for students, and help students serve as mentors and teachers in north central Indiana. “It’s rewarding to know you’re part of this, and your contribution is going to have such an impact on the people served by the projects funded,” said Cathy Clearwaters, assistant director of development, who helped start the philanthropy group. “Women of the Well House gives women an opportunity to use their resources collectively to make a difference in our community.”
Last updated: 09/10/2018