Marianne Glick and Mike Woods pledge $500,000 matching gift to Ivy Tech’s Relief Fund efforts
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College State Board of Trustees member, Marianne Glick, and her spouse, Mike Woods, have committed $500,000 in matching funds across the state for Ivy Tech’s newly established COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist students.
The COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide increased flexibility to assist campuses in meeting unforeseen challenges head-on in the coming days. Each Ivy Tech campus will have matching funds available. The funds will be entirely supported by unrestricted charitable donations and gifts at any level to help meet our campuses time-sensitive needs.
“We wanted to do something to help Ivy Tech students at this challenging time,” Marianne and Mike shared. “We hope this gift will inspire others to open their hearts to enable our students to have access to the resources they need to stay in school and stay healthy.”
Ivy Tech’s President Sue Ellspermann announced that all campus buildings have been closed and over 70,000 students, faculty and staff will operate in an online instructional virtual environment.
“As always, our top priority is to safeguard the health and well-being of our students,” said Ellspermann. “Many of our students already faced challenges including juggling work, family and school, food insecurity, childcare needs, and even housing uncertainty. We are incredibly humbled and grateful for Marianne and Mike, and their pledge of $500,000 in matching funds across the state. This makes it possible for us to truly help our students who need it now more than ever.”
“Their commitment to Ivy Tech student success is unwavering and their philanthropic hearts are truly full of passion for the betterment of tomorrow,” said John M. Murphy, Ivy Tech Foundation President. “We are very appreciative of Marianne and Mike stepping up and providing such a tremendous match to our campuses to meet unforeseen challenges head-on in the coming days.”
For more information on the Covid-19 Relief Fund and where to donate please visit impact.ivytech.edu/COVID.Relief.Fund
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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.
About the Ivy Tech Foundation
The Foundation’s most important function is to provide support for Ivy Tech Community College 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 from friends of Ivy Tech. The Foundation distributes these donations as designated by the donor to support students and the College’s strategic initiatives.