Ivy Tech Foundation Annual Day of Giving Scheduled for April 23

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 9:54 AM

By Ivy Tech Community College, news release

On Ivy Tech Day, Hoosiers can support more than 190,000 students pursuing “Higher Education at the Speed of Life”

INDIANAPOLIS - For a student attending college, a day can mean everything. In fact, a day can change the life of someone building their future. At 12:01 a.m. ET on April 23, the Ivy Tech Foundation will kick off Ivy Tech Day, the College’s second annual day of giving, to help Ivy Tech Community College’s more than 190,000 students prepare for graduation day — and a better every day after.

For 24 hours, alumni, faculty, staff, donors, community leaders and all who care about breaking down barriers to higher education can contribute to Ivy Tech’s mission of preparing Hoosiers for today’s — and tomorrow’s — workforce.

Ivy Tech Day aims to generate resources and create opportunities while reuniting and reconnecting alumni and friends of Ivy Tech with the important work happening at Indiana’s largest postsecondary institution and engine of workforce development.

“Ivy Tech has been woven into the fabric of Indiana for more than 60 years, and nearly a million Hoosiers have completed degrees, courses and credentials supporting successful careers and upward mobility while improving the prosperity of our state,” said Dr. Sue Ellspermann, president, Ivy Tech Community College. “If you’ve been treated at an Indiana hospital, driven a car assembled in Indiana, or have a young person who graduated high school with dual credit, you’ve likely benefitted from Ivy Tech. Ivy Tech Day is an opportunity for all Hoosiers to help us deliver ‘Higher Education at the Speed of Life’ and meet our students’ most pressing needs.”

Ivy Tech contributes nearly $4 billion annually to Indiana’s economy, including a net impact of $3.6 billion from alumni working across the state. More than 40,000 degrees, certificates and certifications are awarded annually, and 93 percent of graduates stay in Indiana to pursue their careers. More than 40 percent of Ivy Tech students are the first in their families to attend college, and 25 percent are students of color.

Anyone interested in contributing to Ivy Tech Day can do so at ivytech.edu/giveday starting at 12:01 a.m. ET on April 23. Alumni and friends of Ivy Tech are invited to participate in a variety of other ways — including setting up a matching gift, becoming a social ambassador, and visiting local community partners on Ivy Tech Day. The inaugural Ivy Tech Day in 2023 inspired 2,032 gifts equaling more than $243,000 raised. 

“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who participated in Ivy Tech Day last year and look forward to uniting again on April 23 to have an even greater impact on students’ lives,” said Courtney Roberts, president, Ivy Tech Foundation. “We have 19 campuses across Indiana doing amazing work, and Ivy Tech has grown to be the biggest community college of its kind in the U.S. Students are receiving unique, personal instruction that prepares them for their careers. When they thrive, so do entire communities – and Ivy Tech Day will help us continue making an impact across the state of Indiana.”

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