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The USI Foundation's mission is to attract, acquire, and manage donors' charitable gifts to support and sustain the goals of the University of Southern Indiana. Put simply, we ensure the University has the resources it needs to elevate excellence.

USI’s founders recognized how an investment in public higher education programs would produce a better-educated citizenry and a more vibrant region and state. Born of need, fueled by community investment, and sustained by alumni success, the University has been a model for student-centered postsecondary education, delivering, as its founders promised, high-quality teaching at the most affordable cost among baccalaureate-granting institutions in Indiana.

We invite you to join us. Your gift will help position this dynamic University for greater, bolder and broader service to the region and world.

Stories of Impact

Gentry selected as USI Vice President for Development

Andrea Gentry has been named Vice President for Development at the University of Southern Indiana, effective July 1. Gentry will report to Dr. Ronald S. Rochon, USI President, and join the President’s Cabinet.

Swan named 2024 Suzanne A. Nicholson Award recipient

The University of Southern Indiana Foundation Board of Directors honored Robert W. (Bob) Swan ’72 as the 2024 recipient of the Suzanne A. Nicholson Leadership Award on Thursday, May 16 at its quarterly meeting of the Foundation Board of Directors in the Griffin Center on campus.

USI receives $2.55 million leadership gift to support Presidential Scholars

The University of Southern Indiana Foundation has received a $2.55 million gift from the Lois M. Collier Charitable Trust. This leadership gift will establish the Lois M. and Reginald B. Collier Family Presidential Scholarship Endowment to provide scholarships in perpetuity for Presidential Scholars at USI, beginning immediately.