Your Gifts at Work

  • Sometimes gifts help IUP with immediate needs, but we also must plan for the future and seek gifts that are put into funds and can fulfill needs over a longer period of time.

    Make your annual gift now to have an immediate impact and assist students with Deans Merit Scholarships, the Sutton Scholarship, and a variety of other needs--books, travel expenses, program enhancements, and more.  

    For gifts of larger sums that have a lasting impact, you may discuss your options by consulting with Evan Bohnen, associate vice president for Development, at 855-477-5266.

    Whatever you choose, rest assured your gift makes many great things happen. See the stories below to find out how.

  • Life Income Gift Calculator

    Use this calculation tool if you are considering a planned gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or unitrust, to assist you in decision making. Or, consult with Evan Bohnen, associate vice president for Development, for additional information. Call  855-477-5266.

  • Aspiring Producer Plans to Shed Light on Good
    An aspiring on-camera journalist, Maya Cryor wants to make productions that inspire and that highlight people and actions that are positive. With assistance from the African American Alumni Scholarship, she is on her way.
    Grateful Nurse: Thanks to You, She'll Be Ready
    A first-generation college student, Sarah Peles benefits from the Kuzneski Family Scholarship for Nursing and the Sutton Scholarship to help cover her tuition and expenses at IUP. Her goal is to work in either a neonatal unit or a children’s hospital.
    Enlightened Dynamo: Finance Major Finds Opportunity
    As a freshman, Marc Colón began his IUP career as a finance major and happily continues on that course, especially enjoying the technological atmosphere of Eberly College of Business; however, he has found so many opportunities since his arrival, he is now exploring new and unexpected career paths. 
    Biologist in a Scientific Renaissance
    Graduate students often enter their programs already in debt from their undergraduate education. And, when you’re a biologist who needs to be in the lab seven days a week to monitor active experiments, acquiring a part-time job to cover expenses isn’t realistic. Paul Kelly says the Gasdek Scholarship helped him.
    Griffith Scholarship: Where Geography Meets Math
    Thanks to Daniel and Diane Griffith, students who have an interest in mixing the disciplines of geography and math have the chance to earn a scholarship that will put them ahead of the pack. Luke Schmidt and Jenna Scherrah are two of those students.
    Rewards: Vocal Performance Major Earns Scholarship for Excellence
    You may have seen Franklin Mosley perform. The senior vocal performance major is in high demand to sing at IUP's highest profile events. Or, maybe he taught you or your child music lessons at IUP's Community Music School. Because he is so willing to share his talent with others, the Music Department has rewarded him with the Joan Frey Boytim Scholarship.