In 2006 a group of Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP) students at Indiana University developed a novel idea–to create and manage a philanthropic investment fund to support and establish global non-profit agency, Timmy Global Health. Virtu opened the investment fund in 2008. As of December 2011, Virtu has completed four investment windows (each one year in length) and has beaten the S&P 500 index three times. Thanks to members and generous donors, Virtu has raised over $35,000 for Timmy Global Health.
The Virtu Project at Indiana University uniquely blends philanthropy, in a partnership with Timmy Global Health, and investment education to create a team of professional students with a passion for a hands-on approach to giving.
Members combine Virtu’s unique model and a partnership with Timmy Global Health to create a philanthropic community of professionally minded students.
“In many years at IU, I’ve never seen a group of students work with such passion and intensity on a project that has no class credit and no grade.”
– Jim Madison, Past director of LAMP and the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History