One Ball State Day 2020

These are unprecedented and uncertain times for our communities, and the needs of our students are greater than ever. History has proven that Cardinals help Cardinals, and One Ball State Day on April 7 gives us all the opportunity to paint the country Cardinal red to show the world what we can do together. 

 

One Ball State Day is one day for you, for us, for Cardinal Nation. This is a day we support and champion the University we love. It’s one day for the Teachers College, for the Honors College and every academic college on campus. It’s one day for the departments of art, journalism, special education, nursing, accounting, athletics, and all University areas. It’s a day for us to unite as graduates, friends, and supporters.

Tens of thousands of you give every year because you believe in the future of Ball State. You are investing in students who will one day be graduates conducting groundbreaking research, teaching the next generation, performing on Broadway, writing the next best-seller, starting a business, broadcasting news around the globe,  and designing the next architectural masterpiece. You inspire them and us, and we need you.

 

If you are able to continue your philanthropic support with a gift on One Ball State Day, thank you. If the timing isn’t right for you, you’re still in our hearts. 

 

We’ll rise together as Cardinals. And together, We Fly.

 

Cardinal Country
Rank State Donors
1 IN 2
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
Leaderboard
College Leaderboard
The college with the most gifts by midnight receives $2,000 to further impact students.
Department (7)
Leaderboard
Academic Department Leaderboard
The three academic departments with the most gifts by midnight will receive $8,000, $4,000 and $2,000 in challenge funds respectively.
Department (50)
Event
The First 5 Areas to Receive a Gift get $500
One Ball State Day, 24-hours of inspiration and impact, starts now. The first 5 areas to receive a gift will each receive $500 in challenge funds.
$1,000
Diversity Challenge
Upon the Multicultural Center receiving 50 gifts, $1,000 will be unlocked for that area.
50 Gift Goal
Starts in
$1,000
Spirit Challenge
Upon the Pride of Mid-America Marching Band receiving 50 gifts, $1,000 will be unlocked for that area.
50 Gift Goal
Starts in
$1,000
Knowledge Challenge
Upon the University Libraries receiving 50 gifts, $1,000 will be unlocked for that area.
50 Gift Goal
Starts in
Event
Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states unlocks $25,000 from the Alumni Council
Leaderboard
Women's Athletics Sports Team Challenge
The Ball State women's athletics sports team with the most donors by midnight will receive $2,500.
Fund Designation (10)
Leaderboard
Men's Athletics Sports Team Challenge
The Ball State men's athletics sports team with the most donors by midnight will receive $2,500.
Fund Designation (7)
Event
Social Distancing Selfie
How are you, Cardinals? We're thinking of you. Share your quarantine selfie with us for a chance to win a Ball State prize pack!
Event
International Gift Challenge
The first international alum to make a gift on One Ball State Day will get to designate $1,000 in challenge funds to the academic department of their choice.
2
Match
Sociology Matching Challenge
Chair Chad Menning will match gifts to Sociology up to $1,000.
Event
Ball State Student Challenge
Hey Ball State students, post a video to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share how gifts on One Ball State Day will help you! Be sure to use #OneBallState. One of you will get a chance to designate $500 to the academic department of your choice! Some of you will also get One Ball State Day prize packs.
Leaderboard
College of Sciences & Humanities Department Challenge
Dean Maureen McCarthy will give $500 to the CSH department with the most donors.
Department (1)
Event
Bill Jenkins Drag Performance Challenge
If 150 current Ball State students give to Theatre and Dance on one Ball State Day, Bill Jenkins will do a fully realized (costumes, makeup, etc.) "lip-synched drag performance" on social media to whatever song the students select.
Event
Bill Jenkins Challenge to Students & Parents
If 250 current Ball State students and/or parents of current Ball State students give to Theatre and Dance on one Ball State Day, Bill Jenkins will ALSO dye his hair pink and unveil it to the students on the first day of fall semester classes
Event
Theatre & Dance Alumni Society Challenge
The Theatre and Dance Alumni Society has dedicated an additional $1,000 gift to the Department if at least 150 Ball State alumni give to any Theatre and Dance account
Event
Ball State University Foundation Employee Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby and Jake Logan will each give $500.
Event
Student Affairs Employee Challenge
VP Ro-Anne Royer Engle will match gifts from Student Affairs employees for a total of up to $1,000.
Event
Special Education Faculty Challenge
If 50% of Special Education faculty donate, David McIntosh will donate $500 to the TEACH Lab.
Event
Special Education Student Challenge #1
If 100 students give to the Special Ed department, the TEACH Lab, or the Center for Autism, Mrs. Bales will wear a costume to class this fall.
Event
Special Education Student Challenge #2
If 200 students give, to the Special Ed department, the TEACH Lab, or the Center for Autism, Dr. Koch will take a pie in the face.
Event
Special Education Student Challenge #3
If 300 students give, to the Special Ed department, the TEACH Lab, or the Center for Autism, Dr. Craig will wear a costume to class for a week this fall.
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Match
Dr. Marilyn Buck Matching Challenge
Dr. Marilyn Buck will be matching every dollar up to $9,000 to benefit our future physical education programs and students. The scholarship will benefit outstanding freshmen who are physical education and health teaching majors. The travel fund will help physical education and health teaching majors attend the SHAPE America National Convention.
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