IU alumni are impressive for many reasons: their sheer numbers, how you can run into them practically anywhere, their incredible success. The most remarkable thing about IU grads? The way they support IU, students, and each other by making gifts to IU and serving as a powerful and relevant network throughout your education and career.
Alumni & Giving
Your IU network includes . . .
- Sage Steele (top), ESPN anchor
- Mark Cuban (left), businessman and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks
- Deepender Singh Hooda, a member of India’s parliament
- Joshua Bell, virtuoso violinist
- Jill Bolte Taylor, neuroanatomist and author of the bestseller My Stroke of Insight
- Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia
- Michael Uslan, executive producer of the Batman films and a faculty member in The Media School
Enhance your career through the IU Alumni Association
Whether you’re still earning your degree or you’ve been working for years, the IU Alumni Association (IUAA) will help you manage your career.
Get a helping hand from alumni in your field. Seek advice from IUAA career coaches. Search for jobs. Attend career events, including Life After IU programs specifically for students. And that’s just the start of how the IUAA helps students and alumni.Learn about the IU Alumni Association
For all who believe in the promise of Indiana University
As IU celebrates 200 years of local, national, and global achievements, we are proud to announce For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign, a transformational $2.5 billion investment in IU and what we can accomplish together. Glimpse the future of IU—and our world—with Meryl Streep, LHD’14, as your guide.
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parked in a grassy area]
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in the distance]
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sides and mature trees and partial view of homes in the background with sun rising behind a tree]
Narrator Meryl Streep: Imagine the world that this one
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orange tail dragging behind him framed by a stand of tall trees in the background and a hazy blue
Meryl Streep: could become.
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staring into the camera]
Meryl Streep: The world that future generations might inherit.
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standing next to him with a basketball goal in the distance and a twilight sky with a plane flying in
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tall buildings of downtown Indianapolis in the background]
Meryl Streep: Picture a world that’s safe,
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Meryl Streep: healthy,
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Indianapolis in the far distance]
Meryl Streep: open.
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street to the Indiana State Capitol in the distance.]
Meryl Streep: Where leaders are conscientious
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Meryl Streep: and able.
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images of trees in the background]
Meryl Streep: Where dreamers can dream even bigger.
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her back propped-up against a tree trunk and her legs bent holding a notebook in her lap with tall
trees and street lights in the background staring out at the landscape deep in thought.]
Meryl Streep: What if we could make this world
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and green shorts running by the Showalter Fountain with Venus and fish spouting water in
Meryl Streep: our world?
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peach shirt and white shorts running behind her with a limestone building in the background}
Meryl Streep: What if you could start today? It starts right now.
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edge of the fountain gazing with a look of joy and amazement and a young teen girl in red Indiana
shirt sitting near him in the background]
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Meryl Streep: It starts with you.
Female student: And it starts with your support of Indiana University. You, you can create a
brighter future for all.
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standing next to the female student]
Male student: You will help us reach new heights of achievement.
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in opposite directions with male and female students strolling in the background]
Meryl Streep: You will make it possible for
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next to a blurred image of another student next to him.
Meryl Streep: the best,
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focused on male professor lecturing in the front of the classroom]
Meryl Streep: brightest students to access
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Meryl Streep: the world-class education
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Meryl Streep: that IU provides.
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violins and other orchestra members in the background]
Meryl Streep: You’ll empower
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a structure under construction, pounding nails with hammers and in the background--- an IU
banner on light pole and the “Indiana University” signage at the top of the football stadium.]
Meryl Streep: students to give back to their communities
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Meryl Streep: in meaningful, life-changing ways.
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side of him]
Male student: You will create new generations of global leaders.
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scarf on her head with an older adult male sitting in the background looking on]
Meryl Streep: With your support, our students will have
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Meryl Streep: the global experiences that give them a sense
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down a river]
Meryl Streep: of the world.
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a canopy as it travels on water with blurred land images in the horizon]
Meryl Streep: And the ability to carve out their place in it.
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Meryl Streep: You’ll help IU
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smiling at the camera as they pose for a group selfie]
Meryl Streep: strengthen its partnerships
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blurred crowd swaying and singing in unison with blurred images in the background]
Meryl Streep: with academic, professional, and civic organizations around the world.
[Video: Night scene of a male and a female student smiling and clapping with blurred images of
crowd in the background]
Meryl Streep: And you’ll give IU students,
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Meryl Streep: faculty, and alumni perspectives
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Meryl Streep: and the voice they need to solve global problems.
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Female professor: You will help us teach and inspire the learners of tomorrow.
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middle of the group speaking]
Meryl Streep: You’ll equip
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open in a tiered lecture room]
Meryl Streep: IU faculty
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Meryl Streep: with the resources
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Meryl Streep: and spaces they need
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Meryl Streep: to prepare students
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Meryl Streep: to contribute
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Meryl Streep: to a stronger
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Meryl Streep: more vibrant society.
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wearing white medical jackets with medical equipment in the background]
Male researcher: You will allow us to bring new hope to those who suffer.
Meryl Streep: Through your generosity
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Meryl Streep: Indiana University will
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and adult hand stabilizing child’s head]
Meryl Streep: give millions of people
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Meryl Streep: the opportunity to live
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rectangular container holding test tubes out of freezer]
Meryl Streep: longer lives
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Meryl Streep: free from the threat of debilitating diseases.
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talking on a stage with the words “TED” in the background]
Meryl Streep: And expand what we know about
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Meryl Streep: human life and how it functions.
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and women of various ages from a school-age child to an older mature adult woman with building
blurred in the background]
Female community member: You will strengthen our communities.
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basketball banners hanging in the distance and fans, a basketball goal, and shot clock in the
Meryl Streep: You will make it possible for students
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Meryl Streep: from all over Indiana
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Meryl Streep: to get an IU degree right in their home communities.
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Meryl Streep: You will enable IU’s eight campuses
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building on campus in the background]
Meryl Streep: to ensure our students continue
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university buildings in the background]
Meryl Streep: to contribute to countless communities
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either side of the street with parked cars.
Meryl Streep: across Indiana
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Meryl Streep: and around the world.
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male and female students]
Male professor/researcher: You will help us fulfill our promise for the future.
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Meryl Streep: It’s because of you that we will drive the practical solutions
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Meryl Streep: that support
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Meryl Streep: the health of our environment.
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Meryl Streep: To tackle the problems of today
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Meryl Streep: and the grand challenges of tomorrow.
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Female student: It’s your gift that creates the resources
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Male student: that shift the thinking
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Professor: that equip the learners.
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Male researcher #1: who become the leaders,
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Female community member: who bring the perspectives
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Male researcher #2: that open the opportunities
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Child: that create new possibilities
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and campus in the background]
Child: for all.
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Meryl Streep: For all
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Meryl Streep: we can imagine
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Meryl Streep: we can inspire.
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Meryl Streep: For all
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Meryl Streep: we can make possible.
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Meryl Streep: For all who
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Meryl Streep: shaped our first two hundred years.
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Meryl Streep: For all who shape our next century.
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University Bicentennial Campaign; LEARN MORE AT FORALL.IU.EDU]
Meryl Streep: For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign