University Family Giving—The Power to Choose Your Passion

Posted on 2/22/2019 10:05:11 AM

Imagine Unlimited Possibilities graphicThrough the University Family Drive, IUP employees have the opportunity to choose their passion by supporting any area of campus that is especially meaningful to them. Faculty and staff help students, year after year, by lending their support to more than 200 funds that benefit scholarships and programs.

The ability to put resources directly into the hands of hardworking students that employees see every day is one of the things that makes the University Family Drive special.

IUP employees made investments in more than 80 scholarship funds last year—a significant figure, considering many students would not have been able to sustain their enrollment without the scholarship support they received. Imagine the ripple effect of this generosity when one of the students who benefited from this support goes on to graduate and positively impact the lives of countless people through their profession. Never underestimate the impact that a single gift can make—philanthropy has real power.

Employees supported each of IUP’s branch campuses, the Arboretum, the Lively Arts, study abroad, and our student-athletes, along with many programs and scholarships. Each gift made to a program fund made an IUP student’s experience a better one. When our students have an excellent experience, they are likely to lend their philanthropic support, recommend IUP, 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, there is a wide range of ways employee gifts can make a positive impact on the lives of students. Support from the University Family Drive helps students imagine unlimited possibilities.

Employees who are deciding which scholarship or program they would like to support can see all of the funds available, broken down by category, on the new Find a Fund tool. The tool provides brief descriptions for each fund and a Give Now button that links directly to IUP’s secure online giving site.

Learn more about how a 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 iup-giving@iup.edu or 724-357-5555.