Your Support Makes Great Things Happen

Charitable gifts in support of IUP came in a variety of ways during 2014-15. Please be sure to view Who Gave to IUP to see a list of those who note their belief in the power of an IUP education by making private gifts, How You Designated Your Gifts to find out what areas of IUP benefit from private support, and Your Gifts at Work to see evidence of what private gifts accomplish.

While the last year teemed with philanthropic highlights, the most notable gift came from Tim and Deb Cejka, members of the Class of 1973. They added $1.75 million to a gift they made the previous year to support initiatives in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015, alumni and friends established 17 new scholarships. Thanks to all scholarships available to IUP through the Foundation for IUP, 1,375 students benefited from merit- and need-based awards.

While IUP looks to alumni and friends for charitable support, 769 members of our own university community invested their philanthropic support into the Foundation for IUP through the University Family Drive. The total is the highest ever, supplying 220 different program and scholarship funds with new support. Eighty-five employees were new donors, while 40 different departments and offices reached 100 participation.