iugfs endowment campaign - how you can help

How Do We Get There?

The 3 - year, $3million endowment campaign will be in two stages with distinct, but overlapping focuses:

Stage I - $1.5 million to supplement existing University support to build a new class room/conference center, upgrade adult housing, student dormitories and recreational facilities, and to purchase laboratory/field instrumentation.

Stage II - $1.5 million for scholarships and financial aid for students, course development, and research on best teaching practices in the field. A $3million endowment would exist in perpetuity and would provide in excess of $150,000 of spendable income annually. This would be supplemented with additional revenue generated by new courses for adults.

How Can You Help?

  • Offer your strategic advice on both the campaign and our vision, 10-year plan and goals.
  • Volunteer to assist us in locating and contacting non-IU alums of the Field Station

...take advantage of the options for giving that will help us meet our campaign goal. These include outright gifts, pledges over five years, bequests, trusts and appreciated assets. Individual or corporate gifts greater than $100,000 will qualify for naming opportunities. For more information contact us.

For more information about ways to make a gift, including gifts of stock or personal property, bequests through your estate, and gifts that provide income to you for life, please contact:

Travis Paulin
Director of Development,
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 812-855-1876


Probably all Field Station alumni retain fond images of the Tobacco Root Range and its signature peak – – Hollowtop Mountain. Help us meet our challenging campaign goal. Become an inaugural member of the Hoosier Hollowtop Giving Circle through an outright gift or 5–year pledge at a giving level or your choice. Inaugural members will receive a specially engraved pocket transit and permanent recognition at the Field Station as an expression of appreciation for their generosity.

contact us

For more details about our strategic plan and the campaign, contact:

Bruce Douglas
Director, IU Geologic Field Station
Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University
1001 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone : 812.855.3848