NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Day – the annual statewide Day of Giving supporting the greatest and most immediate needs for students attending Indiana’s largest, open access postsecondary institution – resulted in 2,892 individual contributions over 24 hours totaling more than $395,000. Contributions received on April 23 far exceeded 2023 results and will create opportunities for Ivy Tech students to improve their lives while driving Indiana’s economy forward.

Ivy Tech Day brought alumni, students, and friends of the College together to celebrate more than six decades of achievement and opportunity in communities across the state. Events at Ivy Tech’s 45 locations throughout Indiana — including 19 campuses — connected Hoosiers to the mission of the state’s community college system. Several campuses turned their communities “Ivy Green” for the day, while statewide partner Azzip Pizza generously contributed 20 percent of all Indiana sales on Ivy Tech Day to the College. The day started with AES Indiana lighting its Indianapolis headquarters on Monument Circle with the College’s signature green.

Ivy Tech is Indiana’s community college, and our alumni, students, employees and community members once again demonstrated their commitment to our mission of delivering higher education at the speed of life.

– Dr. Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech President

“We are so grateful for their generosity, which will support our efforts across the state to prepare Hoosiers for the high impact careers of today and tomorrow.”

“Ivy Tech Day 2024 was another incredible opportunity for our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and communities to celebrate the many ways in which we support Indiana,” said Courtney Roberts, president, Ivy Tech Foundation. “We are committed to our communities across the state, and I’m grateful that so many alumni and friends shared their pride and support.

“The goal at Ivy Tech isn’t just graduation day, it’s a better every day after – and this year’s generosity will help make this a reality for our students,” Roberts said.

Ivy Tech contributes $3.9 billion annually to Indiana’s economy, including a net impact of $3.6 billion from 93 percent of alumni who work in the state. The College contributes to 1 of every 70 jobs in Indiana. Nearly 200,000 Hoosiers are pursuing high-quality education and training at Ivy Tech, 40 percent of whom are the first in their families to attend college and 25 percent are students of color. More than 8 in 10 Ivy Tech alumni graduate without any student debt.

About the Ivy Tech Foundation
The Foundation provides support for Ivy Tech Community College beyond state appropriations and student tuition. Its overall program of work focuses on meeting student needs. Invest IN Ivy Tech, our recently completed $340 million statewide fundraising campaign, provides greater opportunity for each of the College’s 19 campuses to educate, train, and support all 92 of Indiana’s counties. 

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.