Mission & Governance

Everything we do is in support of IU

Ours is a simple goal: provide Indiana University with the financial support it needs to succeed.

Our mission

The Indiana University Foundation maximizes private support for Indiana University by fostering lifelong relationships with key stakeholders and providing advancement leadership and fundraising services for campuses and units across the university.

Our vision

As leaders among our peers in higher education and philanthropy, Indiana University and the Indiana University Foundation are partners in marshalling resources to provide the university with the philanthropic assets necessary to achieve its aspirations.

Service-Oriented

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.

Collaborative

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.

Our statement on diversity, equity and inclusion

The Indiana University Foundation (IUF) believes that our strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to accomplishing our mission of maximizing private support for Indiana University through advancement leadership and services for campuses and units across the University by fostering lifelong relationships with employees; donors; and University students, faculty, and staff. 

IUF is committed to ensuring that people from groups that experience discrimination and underrepresentation are included and valued, and to respecting, exploring and celebrating differences in order to increase productivity, spark innovation, improve performance and enhance our ability to excel in a competitive and dynamic world.

IUF prohibits discrimination on any basis and fosters a climate of respect and equity for all.  Our pledge to diversity, equity and inclusion is indispensable to our fundraising mission.  We will actively work to ensure that our policies and procedures effectively support and enforce the tenets set forth in this Statement.  We will also actively work to ensure that our policies and procedures effectively support, enforce and are fully aligned with the principles described in the Indiana University Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy.

IU is undertaking path-breaking research, creating innovative academic programs, and delivering a world-class education at an exceptional value to students. Our opportunities have never been more promising, nor our financial need more apparent.

Michael A. McRobbie, President, Indiana University