Ivy Tech Community College ranks 1st in fundraising nationally

Second year in a row Ivy Tech ranks at the top of the list

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College had the most successful fundraising effort among community college systems nationwide in 2014, according to a survey conducted by the Council for Aid to Education.

The 2014 Voluntary Support for Education (VSE) survey reported that Ivy Tech raised more than $23 million through Ivy Tech Foundation, the college’s fundraising arm, ranking it first among U.S. community college systems. The amount of raised money by Ivy Tech is more than double that of Broome Community College in New York, which is second on the list.

With an annual student enrollment of nearly 200,000, Ivy Tech is able to draw from a large body of distinguished alumni and high profile donors who recognize Ivy Tech’s impact on Indiana’s economy, workforce and community.  Ivy Tech was also ranked first among community colleges in 2013.

Through the years, the Foundation has provided more than $100 million in support. The money raised provides support for Ivy Tech students, faculty and staff, including student scholarships, as well as support for College programs, activities and needs.

“We are grateful and humbled by the efforts our donors have made this last year. In these economic times, donations are what allow Ivy Tech Community College to continue to serve Indiana and change the lives of Hoosiers,” said Thomas J. Snyder, President of Ivy Tech Community College.

“The support provided by our donors is an investment in our students and our state,” said Ivy Tech Foundation Board Chairman David Findlay. “This recognition is a wonderful outcome of our recent success, and we’ll continue to pursue our ambitious initiatives and goals as we begin a new fiscal year.”

The Voluntary Support for Education survey is the authoritative national source of information on private giving to higher education and private K-12 schools. The survey was submitted by nearly 1,500 institutions.

You can learn how donations benefit Ivy Tech and contribute yourself at www.ivytech.edu/giving/.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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