Women of the Ball Family Fund

When we talk about the Ball family, we often talk about the five Ball brothers and their legacy of philanthropy. With the creation of this new fund, we are looking to honor the outstanding women of the Ball family and their descendants, who have always been active visionaries and contributors to our community. We honor women like the oldest of the Ball siblings, Lucina Ball, who was an educational leader at a time when women were just starting to make major contributions as higher education leaders, and like Virginia B. Ball, the beloved wife of Ed Ball and a community-engaged leader, who had a vision for the continued education and professional development for women who were employed by our University.

There has been a long history of women who have served Ball State University in their roles as administrative, support, and service staff members. They have given much to our students, faculty, and administrators. They have an important and unique role in helping our University bring forth its goals.

To honor the legacy of the women of the Ball family and to provide new professional development opportunities, this fund will award professional development scholarships to eligible female identifying staff members throughout the University to further sharpen their skills, talents, and leadership abilities.


Please join us in supporting those women who have helped make this institution great and give today to the Women of the Ball Family Fund.

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
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
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Or you can contact us at foundation@bsu.edu.

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