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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
Vice President Foundation
Advancement Systems Assistant
Candus Dearman
Assistant Treasurer
Kevin J. Honigford
Finance and Administration Assistant
Kimberly K. Conner
Executive Director of Planned Giving & Advancement Relations
Becky Miller
Assistant to the President
Donna Owens
Assistant Director Event Planning & Engagement
Gretchen Keller
Executive Director of Development Operations
Annette Lamb
Director of Finance and Administration
Bill Williamson
Director of Alumni and Donor Relations
Brittany Yoder

Campus Foundation Staff

Executive Director - Lake County, Michigan City, Valparaiso 
Cindy Hall

Executive Director - South Bend/Elkhart
Sarah Rice

Executive Director - Fort Wayne
Margaret Sturm

Executive Director - Lafayette
Jim Brehm

Executive Director - Kokomo
Kelly Karickhoff

Executive Director - Muncie
LaKoya Rochell

Executive Director - Terre Haute
Rachel Mullinnix

Executive Director - Indianapolis
Danielle Stiles-Polk

Executive Director - Richmond
Valerie Ray

Executive Director - Columbus
Therese Copeland

Director - Lawerenceburg
Loretta Day

Executive Director - Evansville
Erica Schmidt

Executive Director - Sellersburg
Josh Kornberg

Executive Director - Bloomington
Susie Graham

Executive Director - Madison
Randy Lakeman
Executive Director - Anderson
Lindsey Pancol Madinger
Executive Director - Marion