Your gifts to the USI Foundation benefit a diverse and deserving group of University of Southern Indiana students and allow them the opportunity to accomplish their goals in higher education. Thank you for your generous support of USI and your commitment to providing valuable opportunities to our students—opportunities we could not offer without your help.
The Old National Bank Foundation has made a gift commitment to the University of Southern Indiana Foundation in the amount of $500,000 in support of Campaign USI: Elevating Excellence. This generous gift will be made over a five year period.
A portion of the gift will fund Old National Bank Scholarships. The Old National Bank Foundation Diversity Scholars and Non-Traditional Scholarships will be awarded to full-time juniors or seniors majoring in a business-related field, and the Old National Bank Technology Scholarships will be awarded to full-time juniors or seniors majoring in an Information Technology field.
The Old National Bank Foundation’s primary focus areas are community and economic development and education programs. So far in 2013, the Old National Bank Foundation has awarded more than $1.4 million to 110 nonprofit organizations in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.
“The Old National Bank Foundation is proud to invest in USI - an organization that clearly works to strengthen our community,” said Janet Heldt Baas ’86, senior vice president and Old National Bank Foundation president.
One of the main goals of Campaign USI: Elevating Excellence is to strengthen community partnerships. Already an important partner to many community organizations and businesses, USI now plans to expand its impact by engaging the community in new ways. USI will continue to build on its award-winning engagement program through education, arts, and business outreach designed to improve the quality of life for all citizens in our region and state.
Other goals of the Campaign focus on education, including enriching the student experience and enhancing the academic environment. This will be done through building scholarship endowments, broadening student experiential learning, creating faculty engagement fellowships, and endowing faculty professorships.
To learn more about Campaign USI: Elevating Excellence, visit http://www.usi.edu/giving/campaign.