About the Awards
The IU Foundation Partners in Philanthropy Awards give public recognition to individuals whose philanthropic efforts on behalf of Indiana University have risen beyond the ordinary. The awards are not based simply on giving, but also on an individual’s extraordinary service and volunteerism in philanthropy.
The award recipients are selected by an anonymous committee consisting of IU development representatives from the Bloomington, Indianapolis, and Regional campuses. Each awardee is presented a custom plaque by the IU President at the event. In addition, a video is produced about each awardee’s volunteer commitment to IU, which is premiered during the awards ceremony.
Helpful Hint: If you plan to work on your nomination at multiple sittings, please consider using a Word document and then copy/paste into the online form when your nomination is complete. After the nomination is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a copy of your nomination. Click here to see a sample nomination.
Family Legacy Award:
The Family Legacy Award recognizes families who have a time-honored tradition of exemplary volunteerism and generosity with Indiana University.
The Cornerstone Award recognizes those individuals whose partnership, volunteer involvement and generosity have been instrumental in the success of a single Indiana University campaign or a fundraising initiative for a campus, program, or school.
The Keystone Award recognizes those individuals who have shown exemplary leadership through their volunteerism and generosity for multiple Indiana University campaigns or fundraising initiatives.
Herman B Wells Visionary Award:
The Herman B Wells Visionary Award honors that rare individual whose lifetime commitment of time, talent and treasure to Indiana University reveals a deep understanding of the power of philanthropy to shape the future of the institution, and a determination to see that future realized.
- Nominations will be held in strictest confidence.
- Nominations of those not selected will be kept in the nomination pool for 3 years. After 3 years, nominations will need to be updated.
- Recipients must be in attendance to receive the award. If an honoree is unable to attend the event, their award will be deferred to the following year.
The IU Foundation strongly suggests the awards be made to individuals in as many fields of endeavor as possible. (Law, Medicine, Business, Music, etc.)