IUB Faculty Fundraising

Faculty are the lifeblood of IU Bloomington.

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>> I've had one job, I came here at 25, joined the faculty, never left.
>> I guess I always knew, I've always known, this is home. 
>> The person who I am, is very much affected by the opportunities that I was given at Indiana University.
>> I'm finally able to sort of say thank you and do something in return for the university that nurtured me and supported me all of these years. 
>> I'm often surprised by many people are sort of shocked that faculty would give. It's like, what do you do, you just work there, right? But, the faculty are the university.
>> A faculty member has good insights where the organization can improve.
>> Faculty are a very special part of the university.
>> The faculty are essentially the glue that hold, in my view, the purpose and integrity of the university together.
>> But over the long haul, IU is really, I think, a very well-run and wise kind of place. So I trust them.
>> I think the beauty of a true major university is a place that promotes research, scholarship, high quality teaching, as well as a place that is open to diverse opinions and ideas. I get to make this, this you know, this wonderful gesture designed to kind of tell the story to the world about what we do here. 
>> Well, I'm giving it to my home. I just want them to be able to thrive.
>> I'm directing my gifts to my department and so they can spend it on graduate travel or whatever the highest priority is, 5 years, or 10 years from now.
>> I have the opportunity to play a role in shaping how these funds are used in real time to benefit both our faculty, and our students in the area of criminal law. 
>> It dawned on me that really for my career, who I needed to thank was the psychology department at Indiana University and its entirety and so that's what I did. 
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>> But a $500 gift to send a graduate student to a professional meeting, can be a real professional life changing impact on that one student. 
>> The fact that I'm able to now do something to build and to enhance what we do here and to know that that's going to carry forward, it matters that this if the flagship university in a great state.  
>> And I feel an obligation and a responsibility to give back, to say thank you, to make this university a better place for future generations. 
>> It's a feeling that's very hard to describe, my entire life has been shaped by the fact that I'm here at this university. It's our home, it will always be our home. And the university I my home, my intellectual home.
>> I owe my career to this place. I came in a baby and they made me a pretty good scientist.
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The final year of For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign is upon us.

Your tireless devotion to teaching, research, and serving the Bloomington campus has created one of the most distinctive and life-enhancing educational experiences in the country. If you’ve already given, thank you. We hope you’ll consider adding to the contribution you’ve made thus far.

If you haven’t given, now is the time to show support for the university that you love. Help us finish the final year of the campaign strong by giving to the cause you care about the most. 

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If you have any questions about ways to give, how to give, or exactly what you can do, contact:

Jim Sherman
Chancellor’s Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences