In October, Indiana University announced the closing of For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign. Raising nearly $3.9 billion, this campaign was faithfully supported by our alumni, faculty, staff, faculty emeriti and many stakeholders. The Fairbanks School of Public Health closed the campaign with $16,938,671 in support of FSPH students, faculty, research and programs. This is an astonishing $6.9 million over the school’s $10 million goal!
During the For All Campaign, FSPH donors helped establish nine new scholarships for our school, including a multi-donor scholarship account, which provides multiple scholarships each year to students. Thank you to every donor who participated in one of the many giving opportunities at FSPH to support student scholarships. The 2020 scholarship recipients will be featured on our social media pages and FSPH blog throughout the month of December. We are so proud of this group!
In addition to scholarships, the school now has ten foundation accounts that support each department, several programs, and two future lecture series. These funds will help sustain faculty excellence, enable student success, and create global leaders for the Fairbanks family’s future generations.
Corporations and foundations also responded overwhelmingly to our research efforts. Grants from several organizations helped provide research on important issues such as tobacco, diabetes, and maternal and child health. And unrestricted funds allowed us to pursue public health projects that impact our community in real-time, like the COVID-19 forecasting and modeling support that has been provided to hospitals and public health departments throughout Indiana.
Most importantly, the friendships made during the For All campaign will last a lifetime. As the lead staff on this effort, some of my favorite memories include the first scholarship and alumni award luncheon for our school. I remember standing in the back of the room, with a heart full of gratefulness, watching our students interact with the donors and alumni who supported them. Another favorite was our last large event in October 2019, when we gathered to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Masters of Healthcare Administration program. The evening was filled with joy, reconnecting with alumni from each decade while launching the next generation of students into the future.
For all you have made possible, thank you.
Crystal Jones, CFRE
Director of Development & Alumni Relations