INVEST IN EXCELLENCE CAMPAIGN
The Invest in Excellence Capital Campaign will play a significant role in the future success of Trine University and will aid us in fulfilling our mission to prepare students to succeed, lead and serve. This $75 million campaign will allow us to continue the momentum and path of success that we have been on the past few years.
Three main areas of focus comprise the campaign: annual support to the Trine Fund for operations and annual scholarships; second to capital projects including the Ketner School of Business and Hershey Hall; and finally, perhaps the most important element, a focus on endowment.
As faculty and programs expand, investments will provide long-term support for their growth. The Invest in Excellence campaign’s focus on endowment will underwrite the classroom experience for our students through scholarship endowments, while faculty salaries will receive enrichment from professorships and endowed chairs. New programs, such as physical therapy, will grow and excel, and as needs grow, our portfolio of programs will broaden.
We must also continue to nurture our campus facilities while we serve our students. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor we have received a $5 million commitment that carries with it a matching challenge component for the renovation of Ford Hall and the Ketner School of Business, and to support the Trine University endowment. We are pleased to announce that renovation will begin spring 2014 allowing for an enhanced learning environment for our future business leaders.
Our Jannen School of Arts and Sciences has experienced astounding academic growth. To support our academic programs in Best Hall, now outstripping our most recent laboratory upgrades in both space and equipment, we must continue to expand our resources while maintaining good stewardship over all that we have attained.
We also believe physical fitness contributes to the wholeness and well-being of our students and society. Our Hershey Hall athletic facility, now over 40 years old, needs major renovation and expansion to support over 600 student-athletes, 21 NCAA Division III Intercollegiate Athletic teams, and staff, space and equipment necessary to serve them, and to provide fitness programs for our community.
On many essential fronts, Trine University is poised for expansion and even more success. Invest in Excellence will build strongly on established momentum to take the institution to the next level and to ensure our endowment for a strong legacy.
Donors are more receptive and engaged than ever before and through their exemplification that success truly contributes to success, we are thrilled to report that we have secured over $40 million dollars in the silent phase of this campaign. We are over half way in accomplishing our goal of $75 million. We want to thank each and every one of you for your support of Trine University and our efforts as we launch the Invest in Excellence campaign.
Your contributions directly impact our students, faculty, staff, facilities, overall campus community - and help to endow a legacy that breeds success. We have much work to do and we thank you for your current and future assistance and support.
We ask you to be a part of something greater,
we ask you to invest in excellence.
Become a part of the Excitement!
Determine your level of support and join a new Annual Giving Club by making a gift today! Click here for more information.
Building a Legacy!
Endowments drive Trine University's future. Lives well lived lead ultimately to a better world. Which opportunity below suits your vision of a legacy? Or do you have an idea of your own? Either way we want to help you accomplish your dream of a legacy. Please contact the Office of Alumni and Development, at 260.665.4114, so that we may direct you to the appropriate person who can assist you in making your dream a reality.
A gift of any size can be made to this fund, for those who do not
desire a named scholarship. The fund will be devoted to general
scholarships rather than to an individual.
Named Endowed Scholarships
Gift of $30,000
A scholarship bearing the donor’s name or that of a loved one can be established. A portion of earnings is awarded annually, with terms of the agreement set by the contributor.
Gift of $100,000 minimum
An endowed fund to support technology or equipment for a department or school can be created to give the University’s talented faculty members the latest equipment with which to teach.
Endowing Faculty Positions
Endowed chairs and professorships influence teaching and learning at Trine University by funding scholarship for faculty members. Through publishing, collaborative research, and program enhancements, endowed faculty carry students to the center of today’s scholarly discourse. Endowed chairs and professorships, established in perpetuity and carrying the donor’s name, offer the donor a deeply personal and distinctive option for supporting the University.
Gift of $1.5 million
Department Head’s Chair
Gift of $1.25 million
Gift of $1 million
Gift of $750,000
Career Development Professorship
Gift of $250,000
The Legacy Society
Started in 1993, the Trine University Legacy Society is a special group of donors who have a provision for Trine University in his or her planned gift or estate plans to help further the mission of Trine University.
To make a provision, we suggest including Trine University as a beneficiary in any of the following methods:
• Will or Trust Bequests
• Life-income Vehicles
• Gift annuities
• Life Insurance Policies
• Tax-Deferred Accounts
Levels of donation are not a discriminating factor: Trine University appreciates your forethought and does not set any restrictions or minimums. Benefits of membership include a Legacy Society listing, a Legacy Society lapel pin highlighting your actions, and invitations to upcoming events on campus.
Have Questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni & Development at 260.665.4114 or by e-mail.