Giving + Donations
Why Should I Give?
The Indiana Academy is a unique school bringing together high ability juniors and seniors from all over the state, but we face many financial challenges as a public high school. Each year operating costs for the Indiana Academy continue to increase. And year after year, we have to tighten our budget and spending as well as increase fees to meet those costs. Our students are also facing increases to housing fees, supply fees, dual credit charges, technology fees, etc. Consequently, in these difficult economic times, an Indiana Academy education is becoming more out of reach for many Hoosier families struggling to make ends meet.
Financial contributions to the Indiana Academy have made a difference in the lives of our over 3000 alumni over the course of our 25+ years of existence. Our alumni continue to impact and enrich the world through their love of learning, dedication to the betterment of the human condition, and quest for excellence in every facet of their lives.
Your contributions to following foundation accounts will ensure that this unique educational opportunity continues to exist for all future high ability applicants regardless of economic background.
How Can I Give?
Online www.bsu.edu/give: Donate securely and conveniently with your credit card. Make sure to select Indiana Academy to designate the fund(s) you wish to support.
Mail: Make your check payable to Indiana Academy/BSU and send to the attention of Mitchell Gauger, University Development, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306.
If you are interested in information regarding a multi-year pledge, please contact Mitchell Gauger, Director of Development (Teachers College) at 765-285-8385 or magauger.
Note: The State of Indiana offers a special tax credit to taxpayers in return for their support. When you make a gift to the Indiana Academy through the Ball State University Foundation, you are eligible for a tax credit for 50% of your gift up to a maximum of $200 for joint returns and $100 for single returns. The State tax credit is available even if you do not itemize deductions on your federal income tax return. You must use Indiana State Income tax form CC-40 to claim your credit.
Types of Funds
|1006 Indiana Academy General|
|Purpose:||To provide for a wide range of needs not covered by the operating budget.|
|Example:||Job search expenses for open faculty and staff positions, Baccalaureate Service costs.|
|1007 Indiana Academy Equipment Fund|
|Purpose:||To provide funds for the purchase of scientific and technological equipment for the Academy.|
|Example:||Purchase of Virtual Reality Equipment for Computer Science classrooms.|
|1009 Indiana Academy Student Discretionary Fund|
|Purpose:||To provide a source of revenue to students with demonstrated financial need for curricular and extracurricular projects and events.|
|Example:||Assistance to students with May Term costs, athletic uniforms and fees, field trip costs and academic team competitions.|
|1018 Indiana Academy Alumni Fund|
|Purpose:||To support the programs of the Indiana Academy Office of Alumni Relations.|
|Example:||Assistance with reunion planning costs and 5-, 10-, and 25-year Celebrations.|
|1019 Indiana Academy International Fund|
|Purpose:||To support the Indiana Academy’s international endeavors.|
|Example:||Sister school visits, international recruitment trips.|
|1023 Indiana Academy Scholars Fund|
|Purpose:||To provide financial assistance with housing fees for students who, without such support, could not attend the Academy.|
|Example:||Over 100 students have received assistance with BSU housing fees from this fund.|
|1035 Christine Ney Fund for Theatre Arts|
|Purpose:||To enable Indiana Academy students to participate in field trips to such events as the Stratford or Shaw Festivals or to help produce plays at the Academy.|
|Example:||Funds from this account have helped reduce the overall cost to students who participate.|
|1036 Indiana Academy Annual Fund|
|Purpose:||To provide financial support for areas of greatest need.|
|Example:||Emergency assistance with payment of dual credit fees and other class fees to help students meet graduation and honors diploma requirements.|
|1066 Tom Cross Scholarship|
|Purpose:||To provide one scholarship annually to a graduate of the Indiana Academy who plans to attend college and study in the Arts.|
|90002 Indiana Academy General Endowment|
|Purpose:||Created by a small group of Academy alumni to grow and provide future financial assistance for the school.|
|90003 Indiana Academy Current Needs|
|Purpose:||This fund is expendable and may be used to meet needs at the school as determined by school administration and the appointed fund advisor(s). Grant recommendations shall be a minimum of $500. The fund shall not remain inactive without awards for more than one year.|