Tell Us When Your Students or Programs Benefit from Private Gifts

Posted on 10/6/2014 11:30:38 AM

The University Advancement Division needs your help. As we develop communications for alumni and friends of the university, we like to tell them how we use their private gifts to the Foundation for IUP, but we need the scoop from you to do that.

We are asking you to let us know when you see a success story that might not have happened without the generosity of our alumni and nonalumni donors. Examples include scholarship recipients who have done extraordinary work, an equipment or instrument purchase that your department might not otherwise have been able to afford, or an opportunity your department has been able to establish for students that will give them new perspectives.

Telling the stories about opportunities created by private gifts helps to heighten awareness and justify appealing for further charitable investment. Please share your stories by sending e-mail to Emily Smeltz, Annual Giving director (, or Regan Houser, Advancement Communications director (