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#BackOurPack with a Gift of Education

When you support the University of Indianapolis, you help provide the scholarships, academic resources, and service-learning opportunities that inspire students to make a difference through their careers. Your gift will support our future healthcare professionals, teachers, community leaders, social workers, and all UIndy graduates, who will drive positive change locally and globally!

At the University of Indianapolis, serving others is in our DNA. UIndy’s first president, Reverend J.T. Roberts, stated that “Life’s richest blessings are found in service.” 100 years later, his passion continues to drive UIndy students and alumni through our motto, “Education for Service." #GivingTuesday is a great day to celebrate this motto and support all the ways our students are impacting our communities. 

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global day for giving back that kicks off the charitable season. This movement inspires generosity around the world. Be a part of this 10-year UIndy tradition and join alumni and friends as they support students on #GivingTuesday!

BE AN ADVOCATE—TRACK YOUR IMPACT

Be sure to sign up or log in on the 'Advocates' tab and share your unique links to encourage your friends to support UIndy on #GivingTuesday. When you do, you can track your impact! Also, be sure to check out our social media toolkit and download our Giving Tuesday images to add to your social media.

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​At UIndy, MBA students understand the importance of inclusive hiring.

Students studying operations management in UIndy’s MBA program met with the management team at Goodwill to learn how hiring disabled and formerly incarcerated employees can make a tremendous impact.

“As a future leader, I want to be someone who has a people-first business strategy,” says Alice Whitaker, MBA student with a concentration in organizational leadership.

According to the Center for American Progress, formerly incarcerated people in the U.S. face a 27% unemployment rate—nearly five times higher than the unemployment rate of the general public. Employment for people with disabilities rests at 17.9%, which is 3.5x lower than employment among those without a disability.

“As future business leaders, the students will be in a position to affect change throughout their communities,'' says Jim Humphrey, vice president of Goodwill Commercial Services.” “We’re proud to introduce them to some of our employees.”

Service-learning opportunities like these only happen because of gifts made to the University of Indianapolis. #BackOurPack and empower students for effective and responsible membership in our society. 

369 days ago by Lora Teliha
UIndy students assist police officers with community-informed de-escalation tactics.

During the summer of 2022, student volunteers collaborated with the Police Department and UIndy’s Criminal Justice faculty and Professional Edge Center to assist training police recruits with community-informed strategies used in the line of duty.

Labeled as “Cultural Competency,” this training is designed to produce positive interactions between police officers and citizens of color by sharing knowledge about the history, culture, and experiences of marginalized groups.

Students provided the critical component of “role-playing” citizens, interacting with the recruit officers in “real-world” scenarios such as traffic stops and domestic disturbances.

Results showed a positive connection between an officer’s cultural knowledge, de-escalation skills, and the quality of the interactions. 

Support students at the University of Indianapolis as they continue to create positive outcomes in our community. Make a gift to the University of Indianapolis and #BackOurPack by sharing your service-learning story on social media.

369 days ago by Lora Teliha
UIndy students provide public jazz concert for those with dementia.

Students in the UIndy Jazz Ensemble provide free concerts for individuals with dementia featuring timeless music from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s through a public concert series: “Musical Memory Cafe.”

“We’re absolutely glad to be a part of this program,” said Mark O’Connor, Director of Jazz Studies at UIndy. “I try to tailor it to the music from or at least the styles that are associated with that more popular music and period of jazz.” 

Students in the jazz ensemble not only develop their artistic talents during these performances, but also improve the lives of people with dementia. “If you play music from the past, it will light up their day,” says Becky Fee, Project Assistant for the Center for Aging Community at UIndy. “Research has shown that music is something that your brain continues to remember.'' 

Gifts made to the University of Indianapolis help provide these opportunities for students and the public. Becky’s hope for the Musical Memory Cafe is that “every year we can just get the word out more and more and have more people.”

369 days ago by Lora Teliha
Hoosier Hospitality” meets “Education for Service” in UIndy’s Sports Management Program.

Nothing says “Hoosier Hospitality'' more than providing a free fall break sports camp for youth on the Southside of Indianapolis.

Students in Dr. Jennifer VanSickle’s class, “Facility and Event Management,” designed and led a three-day sports camp where children ages 8-14 participated in health, fitness, and educational activities.

This program allowed 24 attendees to stay active in a safe environment during their fall break. UIndy students learned how to plan, organize, and implement a sports program and how to interact with and lead sports activities.

Your #GivingTuesday gifts can support student-designed programs like these for the sixth year in a row. Alumni and friends are always #BackingOurPack, just ask UIndy alum Derrick Miller, who hosted the camp at the Indy Parks Southside facility he operates!

369 days ago by Lora Teliha

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UIndy Class YearGiving by graduation year
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
19893$375
20241$50
19754$2,250
20033$250
20153$625
19727$1,450
20088$355
19520$0
20251$50
19866$400
19744$2,075
19974$2,625
19690$0
19510$0
20223$300
19672$15,250
19821$100
20163$90
20016$750
19735$900
19621$200
19500$0
19960$0
20210$0
20193$75
19711$1,750
20131$100
19612$100
20094$200
19570$0
19530$0
19635$400
20045$900
20023$200
19590$0
19652$4,000
19661$25
20261$50
19560$0
19581$1,000
19550$0
20053$125
19540$0
20112$110
20102$200
19688$1,292
19945$259
19954$125
20063$150
19903$500
19833$1,125
19776$1,050
19843$25,230
19809$525
20185$125
20171$100
19793$100
19934$2,759
19923$105
19708$25,755
19767$3,450
19641$500
20006$300
19988$635
19602$600
20202$50
19874$2,500
19913$550
19851$50
19885$500
20233$110
19813$125
20144$75
19992$200
19783$650
20076$675
20124$394
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