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Every contribution to Ball State provides opportunities for innovation and the ability to educate and empower the next generation of leaders. Witness how your gifts can make a difference and transform lives.

Students on campus

To a student paying for college, your gift will be life-changing. You can support student scholarships, leadership training, study abroad, immersive learning, quality of life, and more.

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Ball State offers hundreds of majors and minors. Which one made you a success? College-directed gifts take departments to a whole new level and students to brighter, more successful careers.

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Remember that professor who made a difference in your success? Your gifts support faculty, attract top talent as well as create endowed chairs, professorships, and distinguished visiting lectureships.

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A wide variety of academic programs need support. Your program-designated gifts keep Ball State competitive and evolving.

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Venderly Football Center and Fisher Football Training Complex

Have you seen the newest buildings on campus? Learn more about supporting the facilities that create Ball State's beautiful landscape.

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Mens Basketball game to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Worthen Arena

Once a Cardinal, always a Cardinal. Athletic-designated gifts help attract outstanding student-athletes to our classrooms and sports fields. #ChirpChirp

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Women of Beneficence

The Women of Beneficence is a women’s collaborative philanthropic group created to support and fund innovative projects and programs at Ball State University – impacting students and benefiting our local, national, and international communities. 

Guided by Beneficence, We Fly! 

Our annual report provides a one-year and historic view of your generous giving to Ball State, along with the Foundation’s investment returns and support to the University.  

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Recognition and Gratitude

Ball State donors change lives, and we love thanking and recognizing you for your generosity.

Planned Giving

As you plan for your future, consider ours. By choosing today to give to Ball State tomorrow, you are making our university financially sound for years to come. We are here to inform you about the many planned giving options available to help you make a lasting impact on Ball State.

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Ball State Fund

Ball State alumni and friends donate to the Ball State Fund to provide essential support for the university’s top priority projects and programs. You may find this gift the simplest way to give. Be assured: Your gift to the Ball State Fund will make an immediate impact on the lives of our students.

I Give So That ...

Why give? We’ve asked some friends and alumni of Ball State what inspires them to give back. How about you? Please share your story with us.