University Family Giving: The Power to Choose Your Passion

Posted on 3/20/2018 10:40:12 AM
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Through the University Family Drive, members of the IUP community have the opportunity to follow their passion when choosing which campus areas to support. Faculty and staff members leverage this power of choice year after year by consistently supporting more than 200 funds annually.

The ability to put resources directly into the hands of hardworking students you see every day is one of the things that makes the University Family Drive special. With you, the possibilities for IUP students are unlimited.

Last year, you invested in more than 80 scholarship funds—which is significant, considering that many students would not have been able to stay in school without the scholarship support they received. Imagine the ripple effect of your generosity when one student who benefits from your support goes on to graduate and positively affect the lives of countless people in his or her profession. Never underestimate the impact your gift can make—philanthropy has real power.

You have supported IUP’s branch campuses, the Allegheny Arboretum, the Lively Arts, study-abroad experiences, and student-athletes, too. Each of your gifts has made an IUP student’s experience a better one. When students have an excellent experience, they are likely to lend their philanthropic support, recommend IUP to others, and advocate for the university as alumni.

With nearly 1,000 accounts in the Foundation for IUP, including general and enhancement funds for academic departments, the outlets for your generosity are ample. So ample, in fact, that a special tool has been developed to assist you. This Find a Fund tool allows you to search for scholarship and program funds by category or functional area. The tool provides brief fund descriptions for each and a Give Now button that links you to IUP’s secure online giving site.

Learn even more about how your gift can impact IUP students by visiting the Your Gifts at Work page.

You can download a pledge form or pledge your support electronically on the University Family Drive website. If you have questions about how to give to a specific fund or program area, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at or 724-357-5555.