Last year, more alumni of Indiana University of Pennsylvania chose to make a philanthropic investment in their alma mater than in the last six years.
In total, 6,947 alumni lent private support to IUP in fiscal year 2012-13, final reports have indicated.
“We bucked a national trend with the increase,” said Bill Speidel, vice president for University Advancement. “Public university giving programs across the country have seen a downturn in alumni giving, and we’re pleased that our alumni believe in the power of their education.”
Private gifts in support of IUP surpassed $6 million in the last fiscal year, which includes more than $1 million in support of athletics.
The number of employees who participated in the University Family Drive
also increased. Fully one-third of the faculty and staff made a financial commitment
to support various programs or scholarships.
“We saw a 79 percent increase in the University Family Drive,” Speidel said.
More information about giving to IUP may be found at www.iup.edu/supportiup.