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 isincredibly 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. 

 

MILLER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Supporting and enhancing student success is at the forefront of our business. We foster a culture that believes in our students and demands that they believe in themselves. We challenge our students to excel.

 

WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS

We are committed to giving students the knowledge and experiences to become competent professionals and successful leaders. We don’t do it alone. Our alumni engage with students in a way that gives them the coaching and mentoring necessary to develop their skills. You support experiences that bring our students closer to the business community and alumni. Your gifts shape the lives of students. An investment in the Miller College of Business benefits all—from current and future students—to the alumni that come back to visit.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Your gifts to our areas of greatest need enable us to meet student needs. Your support ensures our future stability and helps us maintain our competitive edge. Your help is more imperative than ever. Every gift—large or small—matters. Cardinals helping Cardinals. On One Ball State Day, you can help meet this need by contributing to our priority funds.

 

1201 Miller College Dean’s Fund for Excellence

This fund helps with our most pressing needs. These gifts allow us to engage our students in leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities and encourage faculty development and innovation. Your gifts to this fund support our special programs and speakers for our students and alumni, enhance students’ progress toward career success, and provide student travel to conferences for career development.


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College Leaderboard
The college with the most gifts by midnight receives $2,000 to further impact students.
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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.
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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.
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Diversity Challenge
Upon the Multicultural Center receiving 50 gifts, $1,000 will be unlocked for that area.
50 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Spirit Challenge
Upon the Pride of Mid-America Marching Band receiving 50 gifts, $1,000 will be unlocked for that area.
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$1,000
Knowledge Challenge
Upon the University Libraries receiving 50 gifts, $1,000 will be unlocked for that area.
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Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states unlocks $25,000 from the Alumni Council
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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Ball State University Foundation Employee Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby and Jake Logan will each give $500.
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Student Affairs Employee Challenge
VP Ro-Anne Royer Engle will match gifts from Student Affairs employees for a total of up to $1,000.
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Special Education Faculty Challenge
If 50% of Special Education faculty donate, David McIntosh will donate $500 to the TEACH Lab.
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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.
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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.
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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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