Support IU. Have fun. Change the world. Repeat.

At the IU Foundation, we nurture a workplace culture that encourages and supports diverse perspectives and voices. By leaning on one another’s expertise, celebrating our accomplishments, and supporting each other in all that we do, we maximize our talents in service to IU.

Every member of the IU Foundation team knows that their work has a purpose: to create a bright future for IU by bettering the lives of students and supporting the work of faculty.

Oh, and we have fun doing it.

It’s pretty amazing to work for an organization that believes in diversity and innovative ways to connect with donors and alumni. I’m very lucky to be able to support my communities in this way.

Jessica Wootten, BS’05, MPA’07, Associate Director of LGBTQ+ Philanthropy

IUF Values

At the IU Foundation, we are:


We believe in the power of philanthropy. We are motivated by our shared conviction that Indiana University advances knowledge, transforms lives, and fuels progress in communities across Indiana and around the world. We know that our work has a purpose, which brings a sense of personal and professional fulfillment.


We approach our work with a spirit of service, anticipating the needs of those we serve. We lead change in our fields of expertise and proactively offer innovative solutions. We focus our energies on the needs that bring the greatest value to our campus partners, IU Foundation colleagues, and donors and friends of Indiana University.


We are conscientious in honoring our obligations and responsibilities to others. Always mindful of the trust that is invested in us, we take personal ownership of the task at hand, and we hold ourselves accountable to the highest level of professionalism.


We share ideas willingly, knowing that the process of collaboration shapes, defines, and produces the best results. We leverage the strengths of our colleagues and work as a team to solve problems and achieve common goals for those we serve.


A welcoming community for all

IU Bloomington and IU Indianapolis have received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine: the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion through their programs and outreach; hiring practices for faculty and staff; and student recruitment, retention, and completion.

If you invest in the foundation, the foundation invests in you—and the returns are endless. A few years ago, I was nominated to join LEAD at the IUF, a cohort that goes through a rigorous, eight-month process intended to groom up-and-coming leaders at the foundation to be ready for their next position. I credit that opportunity with how prepared I felt to take on my current role here.

Rebecca Resetarits, BS’09, MS’11, Executive Director of Women’s Philanthropy