Well House Society

You can preserve the one-of-a-kind IU experience.

There are many ways you can impact IU, but only support of the Well House Society helps IU address unexpected areas of need and opportunity. This kind of support is essential to preserving and enhancing the IU experience for students, staff, faculty, and friends.

One percent makes a difference for all.

State funding and tuition cover only a portion of the total cost it takes to deliver IU’s life-changing experience and world-class education. Charitable giving offsets much of the difference; however, nearly 99 percent of these gifts are designated for a particular IU cause.

This makes the remaining 1 percent of philanthropic gifts—flexible funding used at the discretion of IU’s president—particularly vital to IU.

These gifts support needs that might otherwise go unanswered, such as emergency scholarship assistance and cultural programs that enrich campus life.

Support when and where IU needs it.

IU presidents have used Well House Society funds to support a wide array of IU causes that impact some of the most beloved and essential parts of the IU experience. From pioneering programs and facilities to historic traditions and campus treasures, the Well House Society has its fingerprints on many important initiatives across IU. Browse the following map to explore just a few.

How to join

Age 41+
Make a minimum annual gift to iu of$2,000 with at least $1,000 of your gift designated to WHS

Age 40 and under
Make a minimum annual gift to iu of$1,000 with at least $500 of your gift designated to WHS.

Athletic Priority Points

Supporting Well House Society helps you cheer on your favorite teams! Your WHS gift earns athletic priority points for IU football and basketball season tickets.

Big Red Bash

Tailgate with IU's closest friends and supporters at the annual Big Red Bash event. Don’t forget your candy stripes!

Special IU Events

You’re invited to exclusive IU events and celebrations throughout the year including the Well House Society Signature Event, WHS dinners across the country, and receptions at the IU Auditorium.

Imagine magazine

Receive a print subscription to Imagine magazine, featuring stories of fascinating breakthroughs, innovations, and achievements from around IU.

Quarterly Well House Society e-newsletter

The latest Well House Society news and happenings will be delivered straight to your inbox.

Personal contact at IU Foundation

You’ll have one-on-one support from the IU Foundation to assist with needs and inquiries.

Members of the Well House Society are among IU’s most steadfast supporters. Their backing is vital to the university’s wellbeing, allowing us to respond to unexpected and urgent needs, including emergency scholarship assistance to students. I look forward to working with the Well House Society to collectively strengthen IU’s capacity to transform the lives of students, families, and our communities.

Pamela Whitten, President, Indiana University