One Ball State Day is becoming a tradition which inspires and unites the University community. During this time of national and world-wide crisis, that has never been truer. The Miller College of Business is incredibly proud of the passion and resilience of our Ball State students. Should you feel compelled to support the next generation of Cardinal alumni, please consider a gift to the Jack Beyerl Student Emergency Aid fund on One Ball State Day. Funds to specifically support Miller students are listed for your consideration as well. From the bottom of our hearts, and on behalf of every student, thank you.
The Dean J. B. Black Fund
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 Finance and Insurance 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.
Unlock $1,000 for Take Flight!
Cardinals help Cardinals, and 500 gifts by noon unlocks $1,000 for the Take Flight fund.
500 / 500 Gifts
The college with the most gifts by midnight will receive $2,000 to support students' greatest needs!
College of Fine Arts
College of Communication, Information, and Media
College of Sciences and Humanities
Miller College of Business
College of Health
College of Architecture & Planning
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 for the benefit of students' greatest needs.
Theatre & Dance
School of Music
Miller Business Honors Program
School of Nursing
Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources
Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling
Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies
School of Kinesiology
Speech Pathology & Audiology
Center for Information & Communication Sciences
Schools Within the Context of Community
Criminal Justice and Criminology
School of Art
Women's and Gender Studies
Finance & Insurance
Bowen Center for Public Affairs
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Center for Peace & Conflict Studies
Marketing | CADMA
Nutrition & Health Science
Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr
Ball State Army ROTC
MBA | Masters of Business Administration
NESTT Learning Labs
The needs of our students are greater than ever. The eight areas with the most donors between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. will each receive $1,000 thanks to challenge dollars given by donors.