EventsSpring 2013

UIndy celebrates loyal donors with 1902 Society; University Advancement launches new website

UIndy celebrates loyal donors with 1902 Society

A lot can happen to a campus in 25 years. In 1988 the University of Indianapolis saw the end of the “Top Dog” basketball rivalry between UIndy and Butler University; the campus lost Trimble Hall to a fire; and Dr. G. Benjamin Lantz Jr. was inaugurated as the University’s sixth president. One thing, though, has remained the same through the years—the support of the University’s friends and family.
UIndy recently welcomed almost 400 households into the 1902 Society. This new giving society, named for the year of the University’s founding, celebrates donors who have made gifts in 25 or more fiscal years. Small gifts over time can have a huge effect. Together, the members of the 1902 Society have donated more than $7.1 million to UIndy. Donors are recognized for gifts of any size to any fund, and membership is perpetual. Members of the 1902 Society receive special communications and event invitations throughout the year, as well as a special lapel pin. Sisters Sandra L. Ptritchett ’71 and Cheryl Sunman ’78 are members of the 1902 Society. Both noted that the school served them well, and they still visit campus often. “The growth and changes over the last forty years,” the sisters said, “have kept the University’s programs up to date with larger schools while still maintaining the atmosphere of the small, private liberal arts school which appealed to us when we were students.” For more information about the 1902 Society, please contact Carrie Sorensen, donor relations and stewardship coordinator, at (317) 788-2070 or

University Advancement launches new website

The Office of University Advancement is happy to announce the launch of a new planned giving website at The site provides information on charitable gift planning and estate planning information, along with helpful resources and features:
—Estate Planner: A step-by-step guide to planning your estate using our secure server. Set up a password-protected account and enter information on your family, estate, and goals. Access your account at any time for periodic updates and reviews and provide this information to your attorney to complete your estate plan.
—Personal Presentations: View personalized presentations that show the income and tax benefits of setting up a gift plan. Compare the benefits of the various types of gift plans using the gifts calculator.
—Personal Planner articles: Each week read a new article detailing how to meet your financial planning goals and objectives.
—Savvy Living articles: A new article every week discussing the latest information you need to make decisions about your retirement accounts, Social Security, Medicare, prescription drugs, and many other life issues. You can even ask “Savvy Living” your own questions.
—Washington News: A weekly update regarding events in Washington that may affect your financial future. Read articles on the latest tax changes and ways to save taxes and major political stories.
—Finance News: Learn about the effect of the market on your finances and receive the latest news on stocks, bonds, and interest rates.
Those visiting the site will be able to sign up for a free weekly eNewsletter and receive free guides and brochures. Visit the UIndy homepage at, click on the “Giving” link at the top of the page, and then click the “Gift Planning” link. Or simply go to

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