Four giving societies,one university: It’s how we at the IU Foundation honor you for your giving to needed areas throughout IU.
Need an introduction? Take our little quiz. For more information, consult iufoundation.iu.edu. Or contact us at 800-558-8311 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love the chance to speak to you about how you can join one or more of our giving societies.
1. If you give to the Well House Society, you are giving ...?
- unrestricted funds, for use wherever the need is greatest. Often the hardest to raise, these are critical for any institution and enable IU to take advantage of unforeseen opportunities.
- water. It is the gift of life, after all, and no institution can exist without it.
- property. Have you seen the parking situation around Bloomington?
- ... in to peer pressure. All the coolest folks belong to the WHS (this last part is actually true).
2. Because of their extraordinary commitment to IU, members of the Presidents Circle receive a ...?
- key to the Indiana Memorial Union’s Presidential Rumpus Room. Make sure you turn off the lights when you leave.
- medallion to commemorate the leadership each member contributes to the university.
- medallion made of chocolate! It’s dark chocolate so it has lots of antioxidants, which are super good for you.
- President’s Square! Wait, what?
3. The Arbutus Society honors those who make _________ to IU.
- a bee line. Yep, if you get here faster than anybody else, we’ll honor that.
- unplanned gifts. Spontaneous, kooky, off-the-cuff gifts ...
- botanical gifts. You know all those buildings donors have helped IU build over the years? Some plants would really make them look nice.
- planned gifts. Often, these gifts can benefit you, whether it’s a tax advantage or income paid to you.
4. The 1820 Society refers to the year 1820 when _________ .
- IU was founded. Donors in the 1820 Society share the vision of excellence for the university that its founders did.
- basketball was invented. It’s our understanding that some of our donors are basketball fans.
- nothing in particular happened. Now 1821—that was an exciting year.
- Actually, we’re not sure. We’re calling the IU Department of History. You’ve kind of put us on the spot.
5. What is the Big Red Bash?
- A party for IU’s supercomputer, Big Red.
- It’s a Cold War-themed Whack-A-Mole machine. It’s really cute because the moles are wearing little furry hats.
- It’s our fall celebration where donors from our four societies come together for a day of football, IU spirit, and IU donor camaraderie.
- It’s an option play. They’ll never see it coming.