Your Gifts at Work

  • Sometimes gifts help IUP with immediate needs, but we also must plan for the future and seek gifts that are put into funds and can fulfill needs over a longer period of time.

    Make your annual gift now to have an immediate impact and assist students with Deans Merit Scholarships, the Sutton Scholarship, and a variety of other needs--books, travel expenses, program enhancements, and more.  

    For gifts of larger sums that have a lasting impact, you may discuss your options by consulting with Evan Bohnen, associate vice president for Development, at 855-477-5266 or

    Whatever you choose, rest assured your gift makes many great things happen. See the stories below to find out how.

  • Life Income Gift Calculator

    Use this calculation tool if you are considering a planned gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or unitrust, to assist you in decision making. Or, consult with Evan Bohnen, associate vice president for Development, for additional information. Call 855-477-5266 or e-mail

  • Keeping Time
    Music education major Tory Dellafiora is required to take private lessons and participate in performance ensembles so that she gains the best understanding of music and best teaching practices. Practicing instruments takes time; rehearsal takes time; performing takes time; classes and homework take time. The Sutton Scholarship helps her meet her obligations.
    Held to a Higher Standard
    Alex Hampel, one of two 2015 Scholar Athlete Award winners, has competed in both PSAC and NCAA Atlantic Region championship competition and also is a Chad Hurley Scholar. Now, in addition to the biology degree he obtained in May, he's opted to pursue a second degree in nursing.
    Perfect Record and Not Forgotten
    When Shawn Mosley finished her freshman year, she did not re-enroll for her sophomore year, despite having a 4.0 grade point average and a good first-year experience, because she was out of money. But, then, she found scholarship assistance that made all the difference.
    Teaching Inspiration
    In 2013, Warren Martin, a retired Presbyterian minister, created a scholarship in his wife's memory. Future teacher Emma Maack aspires to be the same kind of teacher, mother, and person Eileen Martin '63 was.
    A Good Shift
    For more than seven decades, the Addison Gibson Foundation made low-interest loans to assist western Pennsylvania’s students to attain college credentials.  In a move to be even more effective, the foundation has shifted its focus and allotted funds to just five area universities and their foundations, tasking them with distributing scholarships. IUP is among them.
    Eyes Wide Open
    Christina Bryner is a first-generation college student from Blairsville. In an eye-opening experience, she realized that a bachelor's degree was within reach when she attended IUP's Upward Bound program as a high school student-and, in her opinion, more experience is always better--and she is getting more in her experiences in Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.
    Grateful Nurse: Thanks to You, She'll Be Ready
    A first-generation college student, Sarah Peles benefits from the Kuzneski Family Scholarship for Nursing and the Sutton Scholarship to help cover her tuition and expenses at IUP. Her goal is to work in either a neonatal unit or a children’s hospital.