3,400+gifts in support of IU
61,500+people who took an action to support IU
How We Celebrated
Alumni Rallied ’Round the World
The world’s biggest IU celebration extended far and wide, with party spots all across the globe.
51Alumni Chapter Events
Students Joined the Fun (and the Hunt)
Scavenger hunts at IU Bloomington and IUPUI had student sleuths searching campus high and low. What did they find? Prizes, of course, but also perspective on the ways that philanthropy impacts their IU experience. Ever grateful, students wrote “thanks” by the thousands to IU donors, and left words of wisdom for incoming IU students.
IU has taught me so much more than how to learn—how to listen to others and love people for who they are.
We Came. We Saw. We Binge-Watched.
IU Day videos and games brought the celebration to screens everywhere. (And a friendly competition between IU’s regional campus mascots brought extra scholarship dollars to one lucky campus.)
How We Shared
#IUday trended nationally for hour after hour, painting the world crimson with our IU pride.
What’s more, all the #IUday fun earned dollars for IU scholarships, proving once and for all that sharing really is caring.
Challenge funds earned for student scholarships
How We Gave
The IU family showed its support in big ways on IU Day, making generous and heartfelt gifts to hundreds of IU causes. And with challenge dollars up for grabs, supporters’ gifts helped their favorite schools, units, and programs win bonus bucks.
$80,000+ total challenge dollars
“Most gifts” challenge winners:
1st placeIU Alumni Association
2nd placeWells Scholars Program
3rd placeKelley School of Business (IUB)
But the generosity didn’t stop there. Supporters also showed their love for IU by making gifts to specific IU Crowdfunding causes.
70 total campaigns
including causes like:
- Student-mentoring initiatives
- Arts opportunities (including music and cinema)
- Mental health education and counseling
And to top it all off, several generous donors established matching gifts, allowing many supporters to see their donations—and their impact—doubled. How’s that for the power of the IU family??
$51,700 matching funds established
How We Say “Thank You”
This 24-hour, worldwide IU celebration wouldn’t be possible without our amazing students, alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters all over the world. That’s why we didn’t want to officially call it a day without saying thank you for making the third annual IU Day the best one yet. Thanks a million—and see you next year!