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2018 Campus Campaign

Please help make this year's faculty and staff campaign the best one yet with 100 percent participation!

Our focus will be the new IU Kokomo Student Activities and Events Center but, as always, you are welcome to give to any Foundation account of your choice. 

2018 Campus Campaign

Development

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

Sita Amba-Rao gives back to inspire and honor
Though it’s been nearly 20 years since Sita Amba-Rao retired from Indiana University Kokomo, she continues to influence students here by establishing scholarships and service awards. A passionate proponent for social justice, she hopes to inspire students to serve their community and society, and to provide equitable access to higher education to students from underserved populations. She wants these students to be valued for their unique contribution to the campus, and for others to learn to appreciate those cultures. “My hope is that these students thrive in a supportive university environment,” said Amba-Rao, professor emerita of management. “I want them to gain education and empowerment, achieve success, feel pride in accomplishment, and evolve in life, free to discuss issues and gain true equality.”
IU Kokomo receives $20,000 Duke Energy grant for elementary STEM program
Indiana University Kokomo received a $20,000 Duke Energy Foundation grant, which will provide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming for more than 1,000 children and their families. Leah Nellis, dean of the School of Education, said the funding will be used for family STEM events at Elwood Haynes and Boulevard elementary schools, both in the Kokomo School Corporation. “It’s all about encouraging exploration of STEM activities and skills, in a family setting,” said Nellis. “It’s important for the children to see their parents coming to school, and demonstrating how important their education is.”
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: 11/14/2018