Ivy Tech Foundation ranks 1st nationally in fundraising for seventh straight year

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Foundation had the most successful fundraising effort among community college systems nationwide in 2015, according to a survey conducted by the Council for Aid to Education. The Foundation has ranked first for the last seven years.

The 2015 Voluntary Support for Education (VSE) survey reported that Ivy Tech raised nearly $14 million through Ivy Tech Foundation, the college’s fundraising arm, ranking it first among U.S. community college systems. The amount of money raised by Ivy Tech is nearly triple that of most schools in the Top 5.

In the past ten years, Ivy Tech Foundation has raised more than $180 million in charitable contributions. With an annual student enrollment of more than 170,000, Ivy Tech is able to draw from a large network of donors and community supporters who recognize Ivy Tech’s impact on Indiana’s economy, workforce and community.

“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 as the state’s largest college, impacting countless lives daily. Though we are pleased to gain national recognition, we have much that remains to be done and we will continue to pursue our ambitious initiatives and goals related to our financial standing for the coming year,” said John M. Murphy, President of Ivy Tech Foundation.

The Voluntary Support for Education survey is the authoritative national source of information on private giving to higher education and private K-12 schools.

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

Ivy Tech Foundation is one of the largest foundations for community colleges in the nation. The Foundation partners with Ivy Tech Community College to serve the educational needs of the State of Indiana.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system with 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 is a member of the North Central Association.

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