The Foundation for IUP is an independent, nonprofit, charitable 501(c)(3) corporation, organized in 1967 to promote and support the educational purposes of IUP.

The purpose of the Foundation, as stated in its charter, is:

To promote educational purposes in connection with or at the request of the university by encouraging, sponsoring, and aiding institutional goals; by furthering education and learning in the arts and sciences and the pursuits and professions of life; by making gifts, scholarships, by providing other support for the accomplishment of university objectives; by seeking, acquiring, holding, and using gifts, bequests, devises, endowments to meet the needs of IUP; by acquiring or otherwise providing buildings, grounds, or other suitable facilities, improvements or equipment for IUP.

The Foundation acts as the repository for private financial support and has fiduciary and legal responsibilities for the management, investment, and disbursement of the funds and for the conduct of all the organization's affairs.

The Foundation manages nearly $300 million in assets, approximately $50 million in endowed funds, and $250 million in real estate. The Foundation also accepts and maintains ownership of nonfinancial gifts, such as objects of art.


The Foundation is governed by a board of directors. Board members are chosen for their professional expertise and support of the university. The current 17 member board is lead by Regina Stover '75, president; James Leda '95, vice president; and David Bluemling '85, treasurer/secretary. Click the link above for a brief bio on the current board members. Along with elected board members, there are advisory members: Thomas Curtiss, Jr., William Shipley, and Susan Cosper, and Betsy Lauber serves as the executive director of the Foundation.

Registration and Financial Information

The official registration and financial information of the Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 800-732-0999 (toll-free in state) or 717-783-1720. Registration does not imply endorsement.

The Foundation for IUP is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended. Gifts made to the Foundation are deductible as charitable contributions under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.


IUP Selects Five Graduates for Fall 2022 Young Alumni Award

Five graduates of Indiana University of Pennsylvania have been selected for the 2022 IUP Young Alumni Award. This award was created to recognize recent IUP graduates identified as being outstanding in their professions.