Finance & Insurance

The Dean J. B. Black Fund


On this 100th anniversary of Ball State University, we propose to honor Dean Emeritus J. B. Black in grateful recognition of his many accomplishments and lasting impact by establishing the J. B. Black Fund. Dean Black served as Dean of the College of Business from 1973-84 and made many contributions to the college and programs, but the most important is his contribution to student success.


We will honor and continue that legacy by working to improve financial literacy amongst students and the community by creating the Financial Literacy Lecture Series and Research Workshop. The Lecture Series will invite high visibility/impact speakers to campus throughout the year to reinforce the importance of financial literacy to students. The Research Workshops will bring high-quality researchers and practitioners to the institution, and provide an opportunity for our faculty to interact with other high-quality researchers and practitioners, to disseminate information about contemporary issues in the field, and to encourage further investigation of contemporary issues.


The J. B. Black Fund will provide financial support for students seeking professional credentials to leverage their academic experience and enhance their career prospects. Coursework offered by the department currently enables students to prepare for the CTP, CFP, CFA (level 1), CIC, CRM, and CPCU designations. The fund would provide resources to create and offer comprehensive review programs which will be offered in the summer (or online) and will be designed to help students and alumni make substantial progress towards preparing for these designations. In addition, the J. B. Black fund would offer scholarships to qualified students to defray the costs associated with testing fees for these designations


The Dean J. B. Black Fund will strengthen our student-centered focus, leverage university resources, improve the external visibility and prestige of the Miller College of Business and Ball State University, employment opportunities for our students, and career prospects for our alumni.



Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Associate Professor, Elizabeth Agnew, for winning $2,000 to donate to Religious Studies!
1 / 1 Gifts
1,918th Gift
The 1,918th gift will unlock $20,000 for student scholarships!
1,918 / 1,918 Gifts
Ball State Unit or Org with the Most Gifts
The Ball State unit/org with the most gifts on April 9 will receive an additional $6,000 for their department/org 2nd place = $3,000 3rd place = $1,500
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $6,000 Theatre & Dance 747
2 $3,000 Athletics 623
3 $1,500 Ball State's Greatest Needs 168
4 Greek Life 119
5 Student Scholarships 88
Academic Dept Participation Leaderboard
Which academic department will have most gifts on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your department to help keep them at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Departments Gifts
1 Theatre & Dance 747
2 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 88
3 Communication Studies 68
4 Telecommunications 62
5 Journalism 60
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area will raise the most on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your favorite area of the University to help keep them flying high at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Campus unit/fund Raised
1 Athletics $66,023.77
2 Theatre & Dance $19,328.27
3 Ball State's Greatest Needs $16,322.32
4 Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy $11,680.00
5 Teachers College $10,963.32
1,000 Gifts
1,000 gifts will unlock a gift of $1,000 from ’06 grad, Scott Wenclewicz.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
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Participating Groups
Ball State's Greatest Needs Student Scholarships Athletics College of Architecture & Planning College of Communication, Information, and Media College of Fine Arts College of Health College of Sciences & Humanities Honors College Miller College of Business Teachers College Accounting Alumni Association Anthropology Architecture Army ROTC Ball State Student Media Beta Phi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Biology Black Alumni Constituent Society Black Student Association Bowen Center for Public Affairs Burris Laboratory School Cardinal Kitchen Career Center Center for Information & Communication Sciences Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy Chemistry Communication Studies Computer Science Construction Management Counseling Center Counseling Psychology | Social Psych & Counseling Criminal Justice & Criminology David Owsley Museum of Art Department of Marketing | CADMA Disability Services Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies Economics Educational Leadership Educational Psychology & D.E.S.K. Elementary Education Emens Auditorium English Entrepreneurship Center Finance & Insurance Geography Geological Sciences Graduate School Greek Life History Indiana Academy ISOM Journalism Landscape Architecture Logistics & Supply Chain Management Center Management Mathematical Sciences MBA | Master of Business Administration Miller Business Honors Program Modern Languages & Classics Natural Resources & Environmental Management NESTT Learning Labs Nutrition & Health Science Parents Fund Philosophy & Religious Studies Political Science Pride of Mid-America Marching Band Psychological Science Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Rinker Center for International Programs School of Art School of Kinesiology School of Music School of Nursing Schools Within the Context of Community Social Work Sociology Special Education Spectrum Speech Pathology & Audiology Sports Link Student Affairs Student Life Student Voluntary Services Telecommunications Theatre & Dance University Libraries University Police Department University Singers Urban Planning Women of the Ball Family Fund Women's & Gender Studies