Our Call To Beneficence

The Campaign for Ball State University

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HELP US FLY Even Higher

Beneficence is more than a statue on the quad.

It defines the character of the Ball State community. It’s a tangible reminder of our commitment to enduring values.

Our Call to Beneficence: The Campaign for Ball State University is an opportunity to fulfill our purpose.

Ball State was founded from the generosity of donors. Today, our founders and their desire to do good for other people continue our University's mission to enable our students to have fulfilling careers, to lead meaningful lives and to support our communities. Ball State does good by nurturing the minds and character of its students and by lending its strength to the communities it serves.

The University's dedication to our enduring values has resulted in remarkable success. Seizing on the opportunity, we have launched a fundraising campaign to sustain our momentum.

We're counting on you to answer Our Call to Beneficence: The Campaign for Ball State University.

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MESSAGE FROM President Mearns

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I ask you to envision the extraordinary impact that your generous philanthropy can have on the lives of our students, our neighbors, and our friends for generations to come.
— Geoffrey S. Mearns, President


Our Call to Beneficence: The Campaign for Ball State University is an unprecedented initiative to raise more than $350 million in philanthropic gifts to drive dozens of specific, vital projects in every corner of the institution. Thanks to our expanding network of supporters, we have already made significant strides toward that goal.

Goal $350M 
  as of 6/30/24


How You Can Help
Ensure Student Opportunity & Success 
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You will empower our students for fulfilling careers and meaningful lives by helping provide them with the financial and academic resources to succeed.

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With your support, we will provide students with more opportunities for high-impact learning experiences alongside innovative faculty.

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Thanks to you, our faculty and students will experience more opportunities to engage with the world outside campus. And will also do more to welcome the world-at-large to campus, with lifelong learning, cultural events, entertainment, and more.

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“As a first-generation college student, to me, philanthropy meant opportunity. I often reflect back on the support and mentorship of J.B. Black, former Dean of Ball State’s College of Business, and Paul Parkison, former Chair of the Department of Accounting, and know that without their assistance, I wouldn’t be where I am today. The education I received continues to inspire my passion and commitment to Ball State.  I believe Our Call to Beneficence: The Campaign for Ball State University will create a campus culture of philanthropy, uphold Ball State as a top-ranked academic leader in the Midwest, and better prepare the students of today and tomorrow.” 

—Randy Pond '77, Campaign Chair

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The future holds countless opportunities for Ball State to change lives, raise-up communities, and make the world a better place. Doing so, however, requires all Ball State supporters to steward our mission. We must commit to preserving our shared sense of purpose for the next generation of Cardinals.

Join us. Let’s do good today so that Ball State can do good tomorrow.

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