IU Bicentennial Campaign

For all who believe that art brings us together, we are so grateful

For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign set the bar higher than any fundraising effort in the university’s history. And the IU faithful rose to the challenge. Even as the campaign closed in one of the most turbulent years in history, you continued to see the value in supporting this university we all love.

Your extraordinary generosity not only met but exceeded the Herron campaign goal—resulting in more than $13 million raised to support students, faculty, programs, and so much more. With your support, we can fulfill the promise of educating the next generation of leaders in a world that requires a unique combination of creativity, conceptual skills and technical abilities. We will help artistic expression to flourish, communities to thrive and society to advance. And we have you to thank for that.

Your generosity, by the numbers

Through this campaign, 30 new scholarships and fellowships have been established, with half qualifying for matching dollars in perpetuity and providing support for diversity, financial needs, outstanding talent and study abroad. Five new endowed faculty positions have been established and are eligible for matching dollars in perpetuity. More than 1,400 donors have generously given to position Herron for another century of excellence, including more than $1M in contributions from faculty, staff and retirees.

Your belief in Herron changes lives

We've been driven by four priorities throughout this campaign. Learn more about the results that have been made possible thanks to Herron donors’ support.

Sustain faculty excellence

You helped us recruit and retain the most talented and insightful artists, designers, and scholars and fuel their innovative work—shaping not only the arts, but all of society.

Increase student support

You created more opportunities for deserving, talented students to gain access to a life-changing Herron education through funding honors programs, mentorship programs and career services that help our students find their place in the world.

Advance culture in our communities

You have helped our programs flourish, enabling even more students and community members to benefit from enriching outreach and cultural experiences.

Create global leaders

Your support for international study and exchange has allowed for more Herron students to gain the intercultural perspectives and skills needed to bring creative expression and scholarly work across borders, meet today’s global challenges, and create a brighter future for all.

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