How to Donate

Show your love for IU with a gift

The Society of Alumni was founded in 1854 after a fire nearly destroyed the university. The group rallied financial relief and volunteer support—and continues to do so today. The Society of Alumni was renamed the Indiana University Alumni Association in 1913.

Today, the IUAA is dedicated to furthering the future of our alma mater and keeping nearly 750,000 IU alumni connected for life. Unfortunately, we can’t operate on IU pride alone—that’s where you come in.

Your gift will allow us to offer additional scholarships to current and future IU students, sponsor more events, and reach a greater number of alumni.

Support IU Alumni Association operations

Jerry Tardy, BS’62, was president and CEO of the IU Alumni Association from 1987 until his untimely death in 2001. The Jerry F. Tardy Operating Endowment was established in 2003 in memory of his legacy, and provides a stable source of operating revenue for the IUAA.

Alumni and friends have the opportunity to remember Jerry’s legacy and give to a fund that provides ongoing support to the IUAA programs he championed throughout his career. We are furthering our mission to connect alumni back to one another and IU through gifts made to the Jerry F. Tardy Operating Endowment.

—Tricia Riveire Stumpf, MS'07, CEO of the IUAA

To make a gift to one of these scholarships, please contact Rebecca Keith at or 812-855-1713.

Because of the generosity of IU alumni, I was able to seek out opportunities that would have otherwise been inaccessible to me. Being a scholarship recipient has removed barriers and opened doors, allowing me to grow into the successful academic and young professional I am today.

–Hannah Fry, IUAA scholarship recipient, Class of 2022

To make a gift to one of these funds, please contact Rebecca Keith at or 812-855-1713.

Support the IU Loyal Alumni Fund

This fund supports the IUAA’s annual operating fund. Gifts to the IU Loyal Alumni Fund make an immediate impact on day-to-day operations.

Additionally, IUAA member recognition—and access to various member services—is given to those who make a gift to this fund. There are three recognition levels associated with the IU Loyal Alumni Fund.

Make a gift

All gifts to the IU Loyal Alumni Fund are 100 percent tax deductible as a charitable gift. We also offer joint recognition for those who would like to include their spouse or partner in the gift.

You deserve recognition

The IUAA’s societies recognize those who have supported IU and its alumni through financial giving.

Matthew Campbell Society

Named in honor of the first president of the Society of Alumni (what is now the IU Alumni Association), the Matthew Campbell Society recognizes those who have made a planned bequest—a gift that is made as a part of a will or trust.

To plan a legacy gift, please contact Rebecca Keith at or 812-855-1713.

1854 Society

Named in honor of the year the Society of Alumni (now the IU Alumni Association) was founded, the 1854 Society recognizes those who have made an accumulative gift of $1,854 or more. 1854 members receive exclusive invitations to IUAA events and are recognized on a plaque hung in the DeVault Alumni Center.