University Family Giving: You Have Power with Your Choice

Posted on 3/20/2017 12:55:09 PM

You have the power to make change for the things you care about through your University Family gift.

Last year, 837 faculty and staff contributed to more than 230 different scholarships, departments, and programs across the university. The ability to designate your gift to almost any area of campus is one of the important aspects of the University Family Drive. It gives you the power to support what is most meaningful. It gives you the ability to place your gifts directly into the hands of students, toward a program, or in support of IUP, in general.

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New this year, general enhancement and general scholarship funds for each academic department have been created for areas where such funds had not been in place.

The level of generosity our campus community showed last year provided substantial support. You made a difference in the lives of countless students through your philanthropy. Here’s how:

In the University Family Drive materials you received in campus mail, you will find mention of Deans Merit Scholarships. Employee gifts, when combined with gifts from graduating seniors and alumni, provided the funding for 53 such scholarships this academic year. University Family members also provided meaningful support for the Sutton Scholarship. Along with alumni and others, faculty and staff helped to generate more than $1 million in Sutton Scholarships in support of 585 students this academic year. This scholarship provides an opportunity to recruit the best and brightest students to campus.

In total, faculty and staff supported more than 78 scholarship funds last year.

University Family members supported student-athletes in each of our varsity sports, too. Because of your generosity, teams have more access to funds for scholarships, equipment, training, and travel.

That’s not all. Each of IUP’s regional campuses, the Military Resource Center, the Allegheny Arboretum, the Lively Arts, the University Museum, and countless other department funds benefited from your philanthropy.

This is a team effort and, collectively, we are all making IUP a better place. It’s the IUP Way.

See Your Gifts at Work for an illustration of your gift's impact.

If you have questions about how to give a specific fund or program area, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at or 724-357-5555.