In celebration of Indiana University’s approaching bicentennial and all the supporters like you who have made this historic moment possible, IU will host the second annual IU Day on Wednesday, April 19, 2017!
What is IU Day?
To put it simply, IU Day is a 24-hour, binge-watching, social-sharing, IU-wearing, online celebration of Indiana University and the people who make IU possible (that’s you). Maybe you’re a student getting your start. Maybe you’re an alumnus well on your way. Maybe you’re a parent, friend, or fan with a special place in your heart for “old IU.” In any case, these IU connections are cause for celebration.
The 2016 IU Day party trended nationally on Twitter and brought together IU-lovers from more than 80 countries. See all of the results here!
You can join the 2017 IU Day celebration on April 19 in lots of ways. Simply choose the one—or two, or five—that are “can’t miss” for you:
Attending events on IU campuses around the state and at alumni chapter events around the world.
Now, you might be asking, “If IU Day is a celebration for me, then why would I be asked to give?” That’s a fair question.
The truth is, the world-class education and research that IU provides are largely dependent on private support. So while celebrating IU’s present and past is definitely worthwhile, it’s also our responsibility to look ahead to the future students, alumni, staff, faculty, parents, friends, and fans. Their IU is not yet guaranteed, which is why we ask for your help.
When is IU Day?
IU Day officially begins at midnight EDT on April 19, 2017, and ends at 11:59 p.m. the same day.
I’m already excited for the next IU Day! How can I help spread the word?
We love that you’re excited for the next IU Day! To share your excitement, just stamp your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter post with #IUday
I’m feeling philanthropic. How can I make a gift?
First of all, thank you!
On April 19, there will be two ways you can give:
give.iu.edu – Click the link, choose how and to what IU cause you want to give, and follow the instructions. That’s it. Gift given.
IU Crowdfunding – Remember that IU professor whose research piqued your interest or the program that set you on the right career path? Now you can give directly to those types of causes through the IU Foundation’s crowdfunding page.
Once you’ve chosen your cause, just click the red “Donate Now” button and fill out the form.
When is it too late to make a gift?
It’s never too late. Even if it’s not IU Day, you can still give through both of the methods above.
Your gift won’t count toward IU Day totals, but it’s your impact that matters most anyway—and you’ll be making a big one. Well done in advance.
How will my IU Day gift help students?
If you give to a student cause, know this: It will help. Don’t just take our word for it. Hear directly from some of IU’s student scholarship recipients:
What about the giving challenges?
Giving challenges are sponsored IU Day contests that will earn additional funds for IU Day causes on April 19.
Is my IU Day gift tax deductible?
It sure is. The Indiana University Foundation is a not-for-profit institution with the simple goal of providing IU with the financial support to deliver a world-class education.