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About Ivy Tech Foundation

Ivy Tech Foundation, Inc. was organized in 1969, six years after the Indiana General Assembly created Ivy Tech Community College. Initially, the Foundation's primary function was to purchase real estate and lease or sell it to the College. Even today, the Foundation helps the College with many real estate acquisitions.

The Foundation's most important function is to provide support for Ivy Tech beyond state appropriations and student fees. Its overall program of work focuses on meeting student needs. The Foundation's work is made possible by donations of money and property by friends of the College. The Foundation distributes these donations for College activities, programs, and needs.


We partner with donors to invest in Ivy Tech Community College students, faculty, and programs to build stronger communities and a better Indiana.


We aspire to be the best two-year college foundation in America and to be recognized as such by donors as stewards of their philanthropy; by students, faculty, and staff as a significant source of support for excellence and opportunity; and by peers as a model of efficiency, effectiveness, and vision.


Foundation Staff

John M. Murphy
Advancement Systems Manager
Lisa Stout
Assistant Treasurer
Kevin J. Honigford
Finance and Administration Assistant
Kimberly K. Conner
Executive Director Development
Sandy Howarth
Assistant to the President
Donna Owens
Development Programs Coordinator
Gretchen Keller
Advanced Systems Support Assistant
Theresa Phillips
Director of Finance and Administration
Bill Williamson
Executive Director of Development Operations
Annette Lamb

Regional Foundation Staff

Executive Director - Northwest Region
Cindy Hall

Executive Director - North Central Region
Sarah Rice

Executive Director - Northeast Region

Executive Director - Lafayette Region
Jim Brehm

Executive Director - Kokomo Region
Kelly Karickhoff

Executive Director - East Central Region
LaKoya Rochell

Executive Director - Wabash Valley Region
Becky Miller

Executive Director - Central Indiana Region
Thomas Kilian

Executive Director - Richmond Region
Valerie Ray

Executive Director - Columbus Region
Therese Copeland

Executive Director - Southeast Region
Therese Copeland

Executive Director - Southwest Region
Erica Schmidt

Executive Director - Southern Indiana Region
Jillian Cantu

Executive Director - Bloomington Region
Susie Graham