2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

ISU Foundation

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Indiana State University Foundation


Gene C. Crume, Ph.D., President
R. Steven Brown, Vice President, Development
Kevin A. Hoolehan, Vice President, Finance and Controls
Christopher Hancock, Executive Director, Indiana State University Alumni Association 

The Indiana State University Foundation inspires others to become involved in the life of the University and secures the resources to ensure its growth and success. The Foundation has been designated as the receiver and repository of gifts to Indiana State University. Since its establishment in 1928, the function of the Foundation has been to promote the welfare of ISU. It serves as the fundraising arm of the University, manages the University’s endowment, engages in resource development initiatives, and oversees alumni relations and constituent development programs to benefit the institution. 

As a separately incorporated 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization, the objectives of the Foundation include endowment management, constituent relations, and fundraising, which includes soliciting, receiving, and administering philanthropic contributions for a variety of purposes, including scholarships, awards, and research. For further information, contact the ISU Foundation at 812-237-3732. 

Office of the President for the Indiana State University Foundation

Dr. Gene Crume, President
Gillum Hall, room 340

The president of the Foundation is accountable to the Indiana State University Foundation Board of Directors and maintains a close working relationship with the University president to help achieve the goals of the University through a planned, comprehensive, and coordinated program of activities in the areas of development, alumni affairs, and foundation relations. The president leads the Foundation’s efforts to diversify its revenue sources through the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of private funds from individuals, businesses and corporations, and foundations and oversees of the growth of the University’s endowment. An additional responsibiity is leading the efforts to engage alumni more proactively in the life of their alma mater by involving them in the life of the University. In addition, the president directs activities that seek to increase the visibility and enhance the image of Indiana State University throughout the state of Indiana and the nation through media coverage, publications, special events, and marketing. The president also assists in strengthening ties between the University and the Terre Haute community.


Office of Development


R. Steven Brown, Vice President
Gillum Hall, room 360 

The Office of Development has the responsibility to identify, plan, and implement all University fundraising programs. The development team works to secure private gifts and grants from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support operating, endowment, and capital needs of the University. The team is currently leading the efforts to secure funds for the first comprehensive campaign in University history, March On! The Campaign for Indiana State University. The campaign is working to provide $85 million of support for ISU students, faculty, programs, and facilities.

Indiana State University Alumni Association


Christopher Hancock, Executive Director
Gillum Hall, room 102

As a part of the ISU Foundation, the Indiana State University Alumni Association establishes programs to promote a positive relationship between the alumni and the University and to represent the interests of alumni on campus.

The Alumni Association provides services for over 75,000 graduates and former students of Indiana State. The organization is governed by a 30-member board of directors who are elected by alumni of the University on a geographic and demographic basis. The Alumni Board of Directors is responsible for nominating two of the nine members of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Alumni are informed of University and alumni matters through The Indiana State University Magazine, Alumni Update, and the ISU Alumni Association electronic newsletter. The student alumni association, known as the Sycamore Ambassadors, is sponsored by and works with the Alumni Association. Sycamore Ambassador student representatives serve as a link between students and alumni.