Guide to Giving
GUIDE TO GIVING

Donor Recognition

Donors are the heart of IU. Your generosity makes possibilities real. And all of IU is grateful. IUF recognition societies and circles are one way we say, "Thank you!"

The 1820 Society recognizes all donors whose gifts total at least $2,500 in a calendar year to any area of interest within IU. Alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends of Indiana University who make IU stronger through sustained giving at this level are automatically recognized by the 1820 Society.

Recognition Levels

  • Partner: $2,500 to $4,999
  • Investor: $5,000 to $9,999
  • Leader: $10,000 and above

Courtesies

  • Invitations to campus and regional events
  • Insider communication from IU leaders
  • Other opportunities to stay connected with IU

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For information, contact:

Matthew Ewing
Director of Special Gifts
mnewing@indiana.edu

Members of the Arbutus Society invest in IU through planned or deferred gift arrangements to any IU campus, school, or program.

Informing IUF of your plans is a good idea.

  • It ensures that your gift will be used exactly as you intend.
  • It helps us chart the university's future.
  • It lets us thank you for your generosity today.

Courtesies

  • An annual event for Arbutus Society members only
  • Invitations to lectures, exhibits, receptions, performances, and other special events
  • Inclusion in the following societies:
    • IU Maurer School of Law (Bloomington): John F. Kimberling Society
    • IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law (Indianapolis): Legacy Society
    • IU School of Nursing: Ethel P. Clarke Legacy Society
    • IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy: Rosso Society
    • IU School of Medicine: J.O. Ritchey Society
    • IU School of Liberal Arts (Indianapolis): Joseph T. Taylor Heritage Society

For information, contact:

John T. Keith
Associate Vice President of Individual Giving
jkeith@indiana.edu

Chancellor's Circle IUPUIMembers of IUPUI’s Chancellor’s Circle give funds that have a greater-than-usual impact because they carry no limitations on how they must be spent. They can be directed to areas of immediate need, including supporting student success, enhancing community partnerships, capitalizing on unexpected opportunities, and building the foundation for new initiatives. At the chancellor’s direction, funds are used to advance key campus goals and seize new opportunities.

Courtesies

  • Invitations to special events
  • Regular communiqués offering an insider’s look at campus developments

You can join the Chancellor’s Circle by making an annual unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more. Corporate participation involves annual unrestricted gifts of $2,500 or more. IUPUI faculty and staff can join with a gift of $500 or more.

For information, contact:

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Jordan Smeltzer
Indiana University Foundation, Indianapolis
jmsmeltz@iu.edu

Every institution needs philanthropic leaders. Established in 1992, the Presidents Circle honors Indiana University’s most generous donors. Many of these men and women have helped define the very character of IU. Lifetime membership is offered to individuals and households that have irrevocably transferred assets to Indiana University.

Levels (cumulative giving)

  • Patron: $100,000
  • Associate: $500,000
  • Benefactor: $1,000,000
  • Fellow: $5,000,000
  • Founder: $10,000,000

Courtesies

  • A framed medallion struck using metal from the original carillon bells that once rang in the IU Bloomington Student Building; presented by the IU president at the annual Presidents Circle Induction Luncheon
  • A plaque displaying their name on the Presidents Circle honor wall at the Indiana Memorial Union
  • Greater communication from IU and access to its leaders
  • Invitations to Presidents Circle events and important IU activities
  • Opportunities to purchase tickets to certain athletic and cultural events
  • Subscriptions to select IU and IUF publications

For information, contact:

Kristi Hopf
Manager of Donor Recognition
khopf@indiana.edu

Well House Society associates give to IU where the university's needs are greatest. Your unrestricted support is a source of flexible funding that beautifies IU's campuses and enriches its academic mission.

Associates give at least $2,000 annually with a minimum of $1,000 going to unrestricted uses. If you are under 40, you may become an associate with an annual gift of $1,000.

Courtesies

  • Invitations to special events
  • Links to IU through mailings, newsletters, honor roll, and contact with WHS staff
  • Accumulation of athletic priority points for IU football and basketball season tickets

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For information, contact:

Matthew Ewing
Director of Special Gifts
mnewing@indiana.edu