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The impact of giving to Ivy Tech is both personal and far reaching. Whether for a scholarship, lab equipment, or program, every gift to Ivy Tech Foundation is an investment in a student working toward a goal. As Indiana’s community college, a gift to Ivy Tech strengthens students, faculty and the community. In whatever way you choose to support the College’s commitment to changing lives and making Indiana great, know that each contribution to Ivy Tech makes a difference.

Why Give

If Ivy Tech is to continue to fulfill its vision of Changing Lives and Making Indiana Great, the College must provide the resources our students need to succeed.  That's why we are focusing on five areas of investment most vital to our role as Indiana's economic development catalyst:

Investing In Our Students

Scholarships are the number one priority for the College.  Investments in our students through scholarships allow Ivy Tech Community College to provide education and training programs that are both accessible and affordable for thousands of families across Indiana.

Investing In Technology

Support for technology systems, equipment and instruction will ensure that Indiana's students are prepared to keep the state competitive for future growth and jobs.

Investing In Our Workforce

Ivy Tech provides solutions for business aligned with Indiana's key growth sectors - life sciences, energy, automotive, and defense - and key workforce skills like research and development, information technology, advanced manufacturing and logistics.  Investments in our workforce programs assist the state in attracting and retaining high-growth businesses and high-wage jobs.

Investing In Instruction

Full-time faculty provide a quality education for all our students, whether they choose a certification program or a transfer degree.  Endowed chairs guarantee the viability of vital areas of study and the exploration and development of new programs.

Investing In Capacity

Space is needed to meet growing enrollment demands and develop new programs.  The college environment provides a quality of life for students with support services to increase retention and graduation rates.

Learn more how our donors are impacting these priorities through our donor stories.

There are many ways to give to Ivy Tech Foundation. As a donor, you have the opportunity to tailor your method of giving so it suits your needs. Each type of gift makes an impact on current and future students of Ivy Tech Community College.

Where to Give

Faculty and Staff Giving

As Ivy Tech Community College employees, you commit yourselves every day to making Ivy Tech a more vital institution.  At the same time, your financial contributions allow Ivy Tech to continue its vision of changing lives.

Whatever the reason and whatever the designation, faculty and staff gifts to the College speak volumes about Ivy Tech as a place for philanthropic investment and demonstrates your pride in the College.

Annual Giving

Every gift to Ivy Tech, no matter the size, makes a difference. There is always an extraordinary need for unrestricted funds which provide the College with the flexibility to meet its highest priorities and most urgent needs. Your gift makes a difference because it has a direct and immediate impact on Ivy Tech students, faculty and programs.

Planned Giving

The planned giving team at Ivy Tech Foundation stands ready to help you meet your unique financial needs by:

  • Providing gift plans that benefit you and your family
  • Bringing immediate and deferred tax advantages to both you and your heirs
  • Having a meaningful impact on Ivy Tech Foundation and our goals and interests, beyond your own lifetime and far into the future
  • Learn more about Planned Giving. Visit our interactive planned giving resource center or contact one of our team members.


Endowments are permanent funds in which the principal is held in perpetuity and only the investment income is expended annually. Endowment gifts provide long-term sources of funding for the College. Endowed funds support activities not just for one year, or even one generation, but forever. Endowment funds are invested prudently to ensure they can sustain current and future needs. An endowment can be established with a minimum contribution of $10,000.

Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

Ivy Tech Community College was founded on the strength of the support generously given by leaders in business, government and community organizations throughout Indiana.

Through the decades of Ivy Tech's growth, businesses and government agencies have formed partnerships with the College and benefited from the mutual sharing of resources, while foundations and charitable organizations have invested in the value of Ivy Tech and its students. Those investments have paid off in the increasing numbers of highly qualified alumni who work and live in every community throughout our State.

Matching Gifts

A matching gift is an easy way to increase the impact of a personal contribution to Ivy Tech. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift program, you can arrange for an additional gift that can double or triple the impact of your contribution.

Matching Gift Procedure

  1. Obtain a matching gift form from your Human Resources department.
  2. Complete matching form and mail to Ivy Tech Foundation with your donation.
  3. Your company will send the matching gift after Ivy Tech Foundation verifies your request.

How to Give


Give through our secure online giving pages that accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


When making your gift by check, be sure to include the pledge form. Gifts made by check should be made payable and mailed to:

     Ivy Tech Foundation
     50 W. Fall Creek Parkway North Dr.
     Indianapolis, IN 46208-5752


Respond to a telefund call or contact one of our team members.

Payroll Deduction

Employees of the College can choose to give through payroll deduction. Fill out a payroll deduction form or sign up online. You may also contact one of our team members.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

When making your gift through EFT, be sure to include the pledge form and voided check and mail to:

     Ivy Tech Foundation
     50 W. Fall Creek Parkway North Dr.
     Indianapolis, IN 46208-5752

Other Options

To discuss other giving options, please contact one of our team members.