Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington received $24,088 from Ivy Tech Foundation’s Women in Philanthropy, Circle of Ivy, to fund six spring semester projects. Circle of Ivy awarded a total of $263,649 for 84 projects statewide.

Circle of Ivy raises funds to diminish barriers to higher education for Ivy Tech students. Women’s philanthropy at Ivy Tech  has a statewide reach with a focus on campus needs and projects that positively impact students.

Ivy Tech Bloomington received funding for projects that will invest in students, technology, instructional materials, and global travel.

Funding will be released for the following purposes:

  • $6,000 to increase faculty participation in Alternative Spring Break
  • $5,000 to purchase new stone carving tools for students in fine arts 3-D sculpting classes
  • $4,000 to underwrite Chicago day trip for students in accelerated studies program
  • $3,180 to purchase new virtual reality headsets for the campus Joan Olcott Library
  • $3,000 to support Bloomington E-Sports engagement for students
  • $2,908 to expand the Biology Outdoor Learning Lab on Profile Pkwy

“This organization has done so much over the years and continues to provide transformative experiences for Ivy Tech students,” said Courtney Roberts, President of the Ivy Tech Foundation. “When women join together, we are a force for good. We are so proud of all the projects that have been funded by the Circle of Ivy.”

Since its inception in 2015, Circle of Ivy has grown to more than 1,000 members. They have raised more than $1 million to assist with 384 projects.

To learn more about Circle of Ivy, visit ivytech.edu/circleofivy.

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.