In celebration of Indiana University’s approaching bicentennial and all the supporters like you who have made this historic moment possible, IU hosted the second annual IU Day on April 19, 2017!
What was IU Day?
To put it simply, IU Day was a 24-hour, binge-watching, social-sharing, IU-wearing, online celebration of Indiana University and the people who make IU possible (that’s you). Maybe you’re a student getting your start. Maybe you’re an alumnus well on your way. Maybe you’re a parent, friend, or fan with a special place in your heart for “old IU.” In any case, these IU connections are cause for celebration.
Attending official campus events and alumni chapter events around the world.
Now, you might be asking, “If IU Day was a celebration for me, then why was I asked to give?” That’s a fair question.
The truth is, the world-class education and research that IU provides are largely dependent on private support. So while celebrating IU’s present and past is definitely worthwhile, it’s also our responsibility to look ahead to the future students, alumni, staff, faculty, parents, friends, and fans. Their IU is not yet guaranteed, which is why we asked for your help.
When was IU Day?
The second annual IU Day was April 19, 2017.
How did we choose the date for IU Day?
As manymembers of our IU family proudly proclaim, every day could be IU Day! But for the sake of throwing a unified, “hail to old IU” celebration, we chose mid-to-late April for a couple of reasons.
Spring weather (April showers aside) allows us to celebrate IU outdoors. This late-semester time is also an opportunity to show students some fun before they buckle down for finals.
IU Day moves slightly year to year to best accommodate campus and exam schedules, weekends, holidays, and other events. But as sure as spring follows winter, you can expect IU Day come April!
I’m already excited for the next IU Day! How can I help spread the word?
We love that you’re excited for the next IU Day! To share your excitement, just stamp your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter post with #IUday.
I’m feeling philanthropic. Is it too late to make a gift?
First of all, thank you!
Though IU Day 2017 has ended, it’s never too late to give. Your gift won’t count toward IU Day totals, but it’s your impact that matters most anyway—and you’ll be making a big one. Well done in advance.
You can still make a gift both of these ways:
give.iu.edu – Click the link, choose how and to what IU cause you want to give, and follow the instructions. That’s it. Gift given.
IU Crowdfunding – Remember that IU professor whose research piqued your interest or the program that set you on the right career path? Now you can give directly to those types of causes through the IU Foundation’s crowdfunding page.
Once you’ve chosen your cause, just click the red “Donate Now” button and make your gift.
How will my IU Day gift help students?
If you gave to a student cause, know this: It will help. Don’t just take our word for it. Hear directly from some of IU’s scholarship recipients:
What about those giving challenges?
Giving challenges were IU Day contests that earned additional funds for IU Day causes on April 19.
Is my IU Day gift tax deductible?
It sure is. The Indiana University Foundation is a not-for-profit institution with the simple goal of providing IU with the financial support to deliver a world-class education.