How to Donate

Show your love for IU with a gift to us

The IU Alumni Association works hard to keep us connected to each other and to the university we love. But we don't operate on pride alone!

With your gift, we can offer more scholarships. Sponsor more events. And reach more alumni and future IU students than ever before.

You can show your support in a variety of ways.

Ensure we can support future generations of alumni

We rely on the Jerry F. Tardy Operating Endowment to ensure we can provide programs and services to IU alumni for generations to come.

You can add your support to the endowment, named for former IUAA President and CEO Jerry F. Tardy, BS’62, by giving to two societies.

  • 1854 Society: When you make a donation of $1,854 or more, you’ll earn a spot in the 1854 Society, named for the IUAA’s founding on August 1, 1854. As a society member, you’ll get invited to exclusive events throughout the year. You’ll also have your name proudly displayed on a plaque at the DeVault Alumni Center.
  • Matthew Campbell Society: When you support the endowment through a planned gift bequest, you become part of the Matthew Campbell Society, named for the first president of the Society of Alumni in 1854.

Leave a permanent impression at IU

Set your love for IU in stone by purchasing a personalized brick for yourself or a loved one at the Virgil T. DeVault Alumni Center.

The DeVault Center is our home on the IU Bloomington campus, right across from Assembly Hall and Memorial Stadium. It’s where the IUAA staff spends their days and where alumni events often take place.

Your brick will live in Haugh Plaza in the Alumni Center’s backyard. The plaza is a central gathering place in nice weather, and alumni and student functions often take place there.

How to get your brick

The bricks come in two sizes. An 8x4 inch brick costs $1,000 and an 8x8 inch brick costs $5,000.

Money from brick sales benefit the Virgil T. DeVault Alumni Center Fund, an endowment dedicated to the building’s maintenance.

Ready to give to the Above and Beyond program?

For more information about giving to the Above and Beyond program, please contact Natalie Meador at, 800-824-3044, or 812-856-7501.

About the Woodburn House

The Woodburn House, a red brick building located at 519 N. College Ave., dates back to 1829 and its first owner, Samuel Hardesty. Professor James Woodburn purchased the home in 1855, and his influential family occupied the house for 86 years. Dr. Herman B Wells began living in the house as a young economics professor in 1932 and continued to live there for most of his tenure as president of the university.

Your member contribution is also a great gift

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