The Ball State University Foundation manages the residual assets of $230 million, representing endowments and available resources for the university and its students.

Since the foundation's creation in 1951, contributions by donors now total almost $332 million. To this, the foundation has added more than $132 million in investment earnings, creating a pool of financial support that has provided more than $234 million for university scholarships, programs, and facilities. The Ball State University Foundation provided $26 million in support of the university in fiscal year 2008.

Foundation assets are invested in a well-diversified portfolio seeking superior returns with a prudent level of risk. The foundation's five-year average annual return of 12.6 percent has outpaced the Standard & Poor's 500 Index return of 7.6 percent, ranking the foundation highly against its peers.

Alumni and friends of Ball State made total contributions of more than $23 million in fiscal year 2008. Permanently restricted contributions to endowments exceeded $8.7 million.

The foundation processes more than 34,000 donor gifts per year.

See also: 
Foundation Annual Report 
Foundation Activity Report

Source: Advancement Services