Giving to the School

Your gifts are making a difference

The IU School of Liberal Arts is deeply grateful to our alumni, faculty, staff, and friends whose support is essential to help us prepare students to be tomorrow’s leaders, explore critical aspects of our world, and enrich social communities at home and around the globe.

Making a gift is a thoughtful way to show your support and appreciation for Liberal Arts and its mission while fulfilling your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals.

You have many options for funds and programs to support. Our staff will help you meet your goals and have the greatest impact you can, whatever you want your gift to be.

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When you make a gift to the IU School of Liberal Arts, you are investing in our commitment to excellence, access, and opportunity for every student.

Gifts to the Dean’s Priority Fund are applied to the areas of greatest need, including scholarships for new students, gap funding for current students, a new mentoring program, and our ongoing commitment to ensure every student reaches their full potential. Give to where your gift is needed most.

The critical-thinking, analytical, and communication skills I acquired as a liberal arts major gave me a strong foundation for my career working for a large worldwide tech company. I give to the IU School of Liberal Arts as a way of sharing that success for other liberal arts students.

Ralf Reisinger, B.A. in Economics and German; Project Manager for Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Explore ways to give

Alumni gifts make a huge difference in the lives of our students every day and we thank you!

Annual Gift - All your donations to our departments, scholarships, and the general fund are vitally important to our success.

Matching Gift - Many employers match gifts to higher education. Find out if your employer will match your gift and double your impact.

Major Gift - Endowed gifts start at $25,000, which can be given in one lump sum or $5,000 each of five years. When you have the resources to make a larger contribution, please contact our office to discuss your legacy.

Planned Gift - Planned gifts offer creative, flexible strategies for your estate and charitable planning. Learn about Smart Giving from your IRA.

Real Estate Gift - A gift of real estate is a great way to provide scholarship support, endow a faculty position, assist with facility upgrades, and provide program enhancements.

We’re here to help

We would love to talk to you about ways to give to the IU School of Liberal Arts, help make the right choice for you, and of course, thank you for your generosity. Please contact Liz Goodfellow at or 317-274-1496.

How to give

Thank you for investing in the work of IU School of Liberal Arts students, faculty, and staff!

Give online

Make an online gift to one of these areas using the IU Foundation’s online giving portal, My IU. Find an area or fund that inspires you.

Give by mail

Remember to add your favorite fund to the memo line on your check. If you don’t have a favorite fund, please chose the Liberal Arts Dean’s Priority Fund. Please mail to:

Indiana University Foundation
Post Office Box 6460
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6460

IRA Rollover

If you are 70½ years of age or older and have a traditional individual retirement account (IRA), you can make an immediate impact at the IU School of Liberal Arts through an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift. Learn about Smart Giving from your IRA.


Gifts of appreciated securities provide great benefits to your favorite department or program and have tangible tax benefits. Learn more.

Payroll Deduction

Support your liberal arts passion with an easy, bi-weekly, payroll deduction gift. Your recurring payroll gift can truly make an impact on our students, departments, programs, and centers!

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We’re here to help. Please contact Liz Goodfellow at or 317-274-1496.