Events

Don't miss the chance to multiply your impact, thanks to gift matching opportunities from some of our most generous donors.

Past Events


$2,000
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Associate Professor, Elizabeth Agnew, for winning $2,000 to donate to Religious Studies!
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$20,000
1,918th Gift
The 1,918th gift will unlock $20,000 for student scholarships!
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OBSD Social Media Video Challenge
Share and like the official OBSD video today on Facebook and you could be one of two winners to designate $1,000 to the Ball State unit/org of your choice.
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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
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College Competition Challenge
The college with the most donors between 3-5 p.m. will receive $2,500 for their college general fund!
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College Participation Leaderboard
Which college will have the most gifts during One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your college to help keep them at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank College Gifts
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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
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Wings Social Media Challenge
Everyone who snaps a picture or selfie of their I’m Giving So Ball State _______ Can Flyprint piece and uses #OneBallState will get a chance to win a BSU prize pack and get to pick one area on campus as the recipient of $1,000 in challenge funds.
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College of Fine Arts Match
One Ball State Day is special to me: both as a proud alumnus and, soon, with the honor of serving as your next dean. Here is my commitment to One Ball State Day: I will match any gift to the College of Fine Arts--between 3pm-5pm today--up to $1918. Chirp! Chirp! Seth Beckman
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Baseball Match
Mike Shebek, class of ’88 will match dollar for dollar gifts made to Men’s Baseball up to $5,000!
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Accounting Match
Alumni Lou & Jenny Hensley will match gifts to the Accounting Department up to $2,500.
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$1,000
Unlock $1,000 for Athletics
Athletic Director Beth Goetz will make a $1,000 gift to the Cardinal Varsity Club upon 100 gifts being made to Athletics.
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Actuarial Science Match
Alumni Lou & Jenny Hensley will match gifts to the Actuarial Science Department up to $2,500.
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Employee Giving Challenge
Two Ball State employees who donate during the 12-2 PM time frame will each select one department fund or BSU org to be the recipient of $1,000.
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English Department Match
Department of English chair, Pat Collier, will match any $50 gift to the departmental fund made by English Dept colleagues up to a total of $400 on One Ball State Day.
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$1,000
Dean Maureen McCarthy Challenge
A gift of $1,000 from Dean Maureen McCarthy will be unlocked upon 100 gifts being made to programs/units within the College of Sciences & Humanities on One Ball State Day.
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$1,000
Dean Paaige Turner for CCIM Challenge
A gift of $1,000 from Dean Paaige K. Turner will be unlocked upon 100 gifts being made to programs/units within the College of Communication, Information, ​and Media on One Ball State Day.
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Student Life Match
Director of Student Life, Jim Hague, will match gifts to non-Greek student organizations up to $500 with the matching dollars going to Student Life Programs, which benefits all Ball State student orgs.
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Cardinal Pride Social Media Challenge
Tell the world why you’re proud to be a Cardinal and use the hashtag #OneBallState. The post with the most likes will get to choose which BSU unit/org gets $2,500.
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Athletics Giving Challenge
Two donors who give to athletics during the 8-10 a.m. time frame​ will each select one BSU sports team to be the recipient of $1,000 in challenge funds!
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Alumni Chapter Participation Leaderboard
Which alumni chapter is leading the way with gifts on One Ball State Day?
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GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Challenge
A graduate of the last decade who gives during the 7-9 PM time frame will select one BSU unit/org to be the recipient of $1,000.
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Mike Fleck Golf Match
Dama Fleck and Coach Mike Fleck will match gifts to Men's Golf up to $1,000.
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Pet Social Media Challenge
Upload a picture of your pet(s) on social media and use the hashtags #OneBallState and #BallStatePets. One randomly selected pet parent will get to choose a BSU fund to receive $500.
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Marching Band Challenge
Every donation to the Marching Band from 6-7 p.m. unlocks $10, with a maximum donation of $250 from Caroline Hand, Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music Performance.
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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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First Time Donor Challenge
A first-time donor will choose the Ball State unit/org of their choice to receive $2,000.
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Jim Hatcher Journalism Match
Jim Hatcher, class of ‘65, will match gifts to the Lowell F. Crouse Journalism Award up to $2,000!
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One Ball State Day Event Challenges
One student and one employee attendee at each of the One Ball State Day events in Letterman Lobby will get to choose a BSU area as the recipient of $500 in challenge funds.
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Athletics Sport Participation Leaderboard
Which sports team will have the most gifts on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your favorite sport and show your Cardinal pride.
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Student Challenge
The 100th student to make a gift will get to pick the Ball State fund of their choice as the recipient of $1,000 in challenge funds!
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$2,500
Greek Life Challenge
100 donors to the Greek Life Fund unlocks $2,500 from graduate Patrick Alderdice, class of ’92.
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Goodnight Cardinals Challenge
One donor who gives between 10-11:59 p.m. will get to choose which unit/org is the recipient of $1,000.
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Marilyn Buck Matching Challenge
To mark Marilyn's upcoming retirement, she will be matching every dollar up to $10,000 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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Coach Joanna Saleem Match
Coach Joanna Saleem will match gifts to Women’s Gymnastics up to $1,000!
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Field Hockey Match!
Coach Stephanie Bernthal will match gifts to Field Hockey up to $500!
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$1,000
1,000 Gifts
1,000 gifts will unlock a gift of $1,000 from ’06 grad, Scott Wenclewicz.
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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