Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation Donates $130,000 to Ivy Tech

Artist rendering—Exterior Downtown North Building. Photo provided.Artist rendering—Exterior Downtown North Building. Photo provided.

By: Jennifer Gasiorek—

Muncie, IN–The Ivy Tech Foundation has received a donation from the Shafer Foundation of $130,000.  Ivy Tech Community College received a state appropriation of $38.7 million. However, the College was charged with raising an additional $4.3 million to complete the transformation of the Muncie campus to better serve students and area employers.

“Shafer Foundation’s generous gift humbles me,” said Jeffrey D. Scott, Chancellor. “As I think about how close we are to reaching our financial goals, I am amazed at the generosity of this community. Shafer’s financial impact will be felt by Ivy Tech for decades.”

The Muncie community has been generous and the Shafer Foundation joins MutualBank Charitable Foundation Mutual Bank, the Ball Brothers Foundation, George and Frances Ball Foundation and IU Health Ball Memorial on the list of major donors.

“The Shafer Foundation is proud to help support Ivy Tech. They have been a long-standing pillar of the community and we know they will be great stewards of our gift.” said Terry Walker, President of Shafer Foundation.

Ivy Tech’s renovations to the John and Janice Fisher building is scheduled to be completed by the summer, 2019,  The George and Frances Ball Building will be completed in the fall, 2019 and the Cowan Road location is scheduled to be completely remodeled by the end of the year, 2019.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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