On September 30, Something Big happened. Ivy Tech Community College hosted a virtual fundraising campaign launch event aimed at raising $285 million. Invest IN Ivy Tech is the College’s first and largest statewide capital campaign effort.
The Bloomington campus kick-off event began with remarks from Chancellor Jennie Vaughan, followed by a livestream feed featuring remarks from Ind. Gov. Eric Holcomb, Ivy Tech President Dr. Sue Ellspermann, and special guests Bob Jones and Marianne Glick. Staff and faculty at gave updates on scholarships and virtual Bloomington campus tours of the new Welcome Center, the Career Coaching and Employer Connections office, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a program spotlight on the new Fire Sciences training equipment, and alumni testimonials.
Invest IN Ivy Tech provides an opportunity for the college’s 19 campuses to educate, train, and support students and the communities we serve. It reflects the strategic plan and the strategic priorities of campuses.
In this public phase of fundraising, Ivy Tech Bloomington is focused on building support for five key priorities:
- entrepreneurship and innovation
- faculty endowment
- and unrestricted giving.
“Ivy Tech, Indiana’s community college, plays an outsized role in upskilling the workforce and increasing Hoosier prosperity,” said Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech Community College. “This campaign is largely a ‘human capital’ campaign ensuring we reach, educate, and serve all Hoosiers from first-generation high school graduates to single parents and displaced workers, allowing them to launch successful careers in high-wage, high-demand fields that will drive Indiana’s future economy.”
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.