BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Today, Indiana University inducted 161 donors into its most prestigious giving society, the Presidents Circle. Donors are recognized at this level when they have lifetime giving of $100,000 or more to Indiana University. Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and IU Foundation President Gene Tempel presided over the ceremony. President McRobbie and first lady Laurie Burns McRobbie were among the inductees.
Collectively, the 2012 inductees have given more than $19.9 million to the university in their lifetimes. Of this amount, $3.4 million has been designated for financial assistance to students in the form of scholarships and fellowships. In total, Presidents Circle honorees have given more than $3.1 billion to Indiana University.
Established in 1992, the Presidents Circle is named for Indiana University presidents, from first president Andrew Wylie to current president Michael McRobbie.
“Our Presidents Circle donors have made extraordinary contributions to Indiana University,” said Tempel. “They share an understanding with the university’s great leaders that investing in education does more than transform an institution and the lives of the individuals within it. It also betters our society for all the generations that follow.”