Because of you, we are able to foster the spirit of Beneficence among our faculty and students – encouraging them to make a lasting, positive impact on the world.

Thanks for your support, your spirit, your enthusiasm, and for sharing your love of the university with people in your circle and beyond. It makes a difference. You make a difference!

Through your gifts, you provide opportunities for students, as well as faculty, to make a positive impact on the world. Thanks to your impact and the collective support of all donors, we will:

  • Increase scholarship and program support to assist our diverse, talented student body
  • Fund student travel and experiential learning
  • Increase student exposure to state-of-the-art technology
  • Attract and retain passionate faculty scholars who are experts in their fields

Visit this page often to learn how private philanthropy is changing lives at Ball State. We also encourage you to share your story with all of Cardinal Nation. The impact of your generosity and engagement is far reaching. 

Lives transformed: Student Stories

Education is a powerful gift. You have the power to transform lives, giving students the opportunity to access knowledge and pursue their passion.

Dr. Courtney Jarrett and James Nichols

Creating Access and Opportunity

Learn more about Disability Services and their impact on students like James Nichols. Watch Now.

Action Research Collective members in front of Beneficence

Supporting Positive Change

As members of ARC, Kayla Thompson and Cheyanne Wims presented at the Ball State Student Symposium, where they shared their research about how to improve college campuses. Watch Now.

Inspiring Stories

Philanthropy fueled Ball State’s promising beginnings, and decades of benefactors have built this institution and kept the university strong. Here are a few of their inspiring stories.

Joe and Marcia outdoor

Unconditional Support

Marcia and Joe Freeman have made Ball State more than just who they cheer for on game days; more than just their alma mater and more than just a campus they love to visit. Marcia and Joe have created a family at BSU. Made up of collegiate women’s athletes, their coaches, and other sports staff, this family deeply cares for and supports one another during the highs and lows of the sports season and school year.
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Dawn Hutchison

Experience is Everything

Dawn (Vaughn) Hutchison is a senior director of communications for business administration at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her education from Ball State in communications and advertising has allowed her to lead a gratifying career with much diversity. Dawn has worked for over 34 brands, including McDonald’s, Georgia-Pacific, Emory University, Toyota, John Deer, Verizon, Coca-Cola, and many more.
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