Bloomington — Tuesday, April 23, 2024, marked the College’s second annual Ivy Tech Day of Giving, an online fundraising event aimed at generating resources to support the more than 190,000 students statewide, and the more than 11,500 students at Ivy Tech Bloomington. The Bloomington campus received 124 gifts, totaling more than $40,000, the second highest in the state. Dollars raised go toward the area of greatest need fund.

Statewide, Ivy Tech received 2,892 gifts, totaling more than $395,000 to support students across Indiana. Contributions will create opportunities for students to improve their lives while driving Indiana’s economy forward.

“We are beyond thankful to all of the supporters of Ivy Tech students,” Heidi Schulz, executive director of development, said.

Funds raised by the campus and community illustrate the power of collective giving to forge futures and positively impact lives. These gifts will allow us to continue to meet our students where they are and address needs, so they are able to persist toward reaching their graduation goal.”

– Heidi Schulz, Executive Director of Development

Ivy Tech Day brought alumni, students, employees, industry, and friends of the College together to celebrate. Local partners for Ivy Tech Day included Gables Bagels and Mother Bear’s Pizza. Ivy Tech Bloomington hospitality students hosted a mocktail bar and employees celebrated with a cookout and pie that person activities.

“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,” said Dr. Sue Ellspermann, president, Ivy Tech Community College. “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 Bloomington contributes nearly $79 million annually to the regional economy, including a net impact of nearly $52 million from alumni working in the region. Statewide, Ivy Tech contributes $3.9 billion annually to Indiana’s economy, including a net impact of $3.6 billion from 93% of Ivy Tech graduates who stay in Indiana to pursue their careers.

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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.