Your support shapes tomorrow.

Gifts from alumni and friends are crucial for supporting education students, developing thriving community partnerships, and powering research-based education policies and practices.

Gene and Kathy Jongsma

The Jongsma Family Global Gateway Scholarship

This scholarship encourages IU education majors to become global citizens through the Global Gateway for Teachers program.

Ted Hasselbring and Stacy Morrone

Dr. Ted S. Hasselbring Chair in Special Education Technology

Hasselbring offers this endowment as a way to show his deep appreciation for the education he received at the IU School of Education and his support for education technology.

Gerardo Gonzalez

Gerardo M. Gonzalez Refugee and Underrepresented Student Scholarship

Dean Gonzalez's legacy helps remove the barriers that many talented individuals and future leaders face in accessing higher education.

Donald and Cindy Lahr

The Donald and Cindy Lahr Scholarship

"Indiana is a wonderful university, and with this scholarship, we will create opportunity for students to become our future teachers that will be so needed."

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Your gift at work

Thomas Newton

Scholarships will have a huge impact on my college career and my life. As the youngest of seven siblings, this assistance will help me achieve the education I want, so I can make an impact on future students’ lives.

Thomas NewtonTeacher candidate with a concentration in secondary math education

Ways to give

Most donors choose cash and cash equivalents, whether as annual gifts, a one-time gift, or a gift pledged over a five-year period.

Gifts of appreciated securities, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares, provide a double benefit. Donors receive a charitable deduction, in most cases, for the full fair-market value of the property on the day of receipt and avoid any potential capital-gains tax.

CGAs provide up to two annuitants with guaranteed income for life, in exchange for an irrevocable gift of cash or securities. Rates for CGA payouts are determined by the annuitant’s age at the time the gift is made and are guaranteed for life. IU Foundation CGAs are not available in all states.

You may make your gift through your will or estate plan. If you do, please communicate your intentions to us. We want to be able to honor your gift and to ensure it will be used exactly as you intend.

Using retirement plan benefits may be a very tax-savvy way to make a significant gift that will support IU. Retirement-plan benefits include assets held in individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and assets held in accounts under 401(k) plans, profit-sharing plans, Keogh plans, and 403(b) plans. Because of the estate- and income-tax treatment of retirement-plan benefits, the cost of your gift to your estate and heirs is often relatively small.

It is possible to use one or a combination of these methods. We recommend that you obtain professional tax or legal advice to ensure you are receiving the maximum tax benefits from your gift.

If you'd like to learn more about how to maximize your gift, please reach out to the development office at or 812-855-8005.