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Your gift can make great things happen at IU

Thanks to generous estate gifts from Arbutus Society members, Sankalp Sharma was able to fulfill his dream of attending IU. Now a proud Hoosier alum, Sharma shares why the philanthropic support he received has inspired him to give back in the future.

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Look at some of the amazing things IU donors have made possible

Our supporters give for many different reasons and in many different ways. Each one has helped make IU what it is today. As donor Milt Stewart put it, “It’s literally hard to imagine this university without the philanthropy that has occurred over its lifetime. From multiple buildings to professorships, programs, scholarships—all of those exist in their current form because of philanthropy.”

Meet some of IU’s generous supporters.

Dr. Monroe Gilbert

Honoring his wife with a legacy gift

Dr. Monroe Gilbert’s late wife, Sarah, earned her PhD from IU and performed the works of Puccini throughout her career. In her honor, Dr. Gilbert established a fellowship in voice so that other students can follow in her footsteps.

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