Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus has announced two large gifts from community leaders Gregg and Judy Summerville to support the campus’s $4 million capital campaign, now entering its final three years.
IUPUC officials say the capital campaign priorities include scholarship support, programs that cultivate a stronger workforce, endowed faculty positions that attract and retain top educators and updated facilities.
These gifts have established the Summerville Family Scholarship for undergraduate students and the Summerville IUPUC Program Support Fund. School officials say the Program Support Fund will be used to maintain priority programming set by IUPUC Vice Chancellor and Dean Reinhold Hill.
“This generous donation by the Summervilles will allow us to explore innovative programs at IUPUC and provides us flexibility in responding to emerging fields and disciplines,” Hill said. Officials add that as part of “For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign,” IU will match the income portion of the endowed Summerville Family Scholarship gift, increasing its impact.