Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus named Lynn Coyne, member of the Bloomington Campus Board of Trustees, its 2022 Benefactor of the Year. In a ceremony hosted by Ivy Tech Foundation on Thursday, Sept. 29, Coyne was honored as one of 19 individuals across the state who have considerably impacted Ivy Tech communities and students.

The Ivy Tech Foundation Benefactor of the Year recognition honors individuals, corporations, and foundations from Indiana for the gifts and volunteer service they have contributed to the college.

“In acknowledgment of Lynn’s many contributions of service, advocacy, and financial support to Ivy Tech Bloomington, we are proud to honor him with this recognition,” said Executive Director of Development, Susie Graham. “As a respected leader in the region, Lynn’s advocacy of Ivy Tech has deepened public understanding and commitment to the college, and the vital role it plays in supporting the economic health of South Central Indiana.”

In addition to Coyne’s longstanding support of youth arts programming, civic engagement, and Ivy Tech capital campaigns, he established the Ute Coyne Nursing Fund in 2017 as a safety net to assist Ivy Tech nursing students through financial roadblocks toward graduation.

Coyne has served as a member of the Bloomington Campus Board of Trustees since 2015. As chair of the current Invest IN Ivy Tech Capital Campaign, he spearheaded an informational campaign that took the Ivy Tech story on the road to service clubs and economic development groups throughout Ivy Tech Bloomington’s 8-county service area.

Coyne has a lifetime legacy of leadership and service in Bloomington, including economic development, nonprofit board service, K-12 and higher education, law, and real estate.

For more information, photos and biographies, visit ivytech.edu/benefactors.

Ivy Tech Community College offers more than 70 career and four-year transfer programs, with courses that start multiple times per year for quick entry and graduation. To get started, apply for free online at ivytech.edu, call 812-330-6013, or email askBloomington@ivytech.edu. For information on tuition-free programs at Ivy Tech Bloomington, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington/NLJ.

About the Ivy Tech Foundation
The Foundation’s most important function is to provide support for Ivy Tech Community College beyond state appropriations and student fees. Its overall program of work focuses on meeting student needs. Invest IN Ivy Tech, a $285 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. Learn more at ivytech.edu/investINivytech.

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.