Bloomington— Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington received $23,050 from Ivy Tech Foundation’s Women in Philanthropy, Circle of Ivy, to fund seven projects for the 2023-24 academic year. Circle of Ivy raised more than $200,000 to fund projects at Ivy Tech campuses across the state.

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 that will be invested in students, support services, technology, and travel.

Funding will be released for the following purposes:

  • $6,600 for Ivy Cares Cupboard
  • $5,000 for Disability testing accommodations
  • $4,250 for ASAP program trip
  • $3,000 for an AI development workstation
  • $1,750 for Aunt Flow machines
  • $1,550 for an Alternative Spring Break mural
  • $900 for the Food for Thought snack pantry

“Circle of Ivy makes a lasting impact on our students, programs, and facilities,” Heidi Schulz, Executive Director of Development at Ivy Tech Bloomington said. “Many thanks to the members of Circle of Ivy for continuing to invest in Ivy Tech student success.”

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 projects.

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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.