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Inclusive Excellence
Help strengthen the impact of diversity by supporting the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Join the Office of Inclusive Excellence for #OneBallState. Donations to the fund for Inclusive Excellence provide an opportunity to share a commitment to Inclusive Excellence for our campus and community. 

Imagine the impact diversity has on Ball State students now and in the future. 

From faculty to coursework and programming, the role diversity plays is significant and can be life-changing. The Inclusive Excellence (IE) office at Ball State University is working to build a diverse faculty to foster the representation of diversity – including race, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, and sexual orientation – and enrich intellectual diversity that will prepare our students for work in a global society.

You can help strengthen the impact of diversity on our students by supporting the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Your gift is a vote of confidence in the progress IE has made to increase diversity on campus. For the fifth consecutive year, Ball State has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from “INSIGHT Into Diversity,” the oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education. The HEED Award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Your support will help secure the foundation for continued progress on campus that our students will carry with them after graduation.

Successful performance in today's diverse workforce requires sensitivity to human differences and the ability to relate to people from different cultural backgrounds. The investment you make in IE today will bring increased diversity, opportunities, and success to faculty, staff, and students for generations to come. 

We invite you to help us reach our goal of $5,000 for the 2022 OBSD campaign.  

Thank you!

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$25,000 Surprise Challenge
$750,000 will unlock $25,000 for Student Emergency Aid, Student Scholarships, Cardinal Kitchen, Cardinal Excellence Fund, and SOAR. Each area will receive $5,000 thanks to an anonymous donor.
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Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states will unlock $5,000 from the Alumni Council!
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Non-academic/Non-athletic Leaderboard
The two non-academic/non-athletic areas with the most donors each receive $1,000.
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $1,000 BFSA Student Scholarship 97
2 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 92
3 Alumni Scholarships 87
4 Student Emergency Aid Fund 84
5 Black Alumni Constituent Society 76
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Evening Leaderboard
The 5 areas that raise the most money from 7-11:59pm each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Unit Raised
1 $1,000 Athletics $38,306.54
2 $1,000 Indiana Academy $14,305.00
3 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $11,450.22
4 $1,000 Alumni Programs $5,770.00
5 $1,000 Black Alumni Constituent Society $4,180.00
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First Five!
One Ball State Day, 24-hours of inspiration and impact, starts now. The first 5 academic areas to receive a gift will each receive $500 in challenge funds.
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Tag & Swag Social Media Challenge
Take a selfie with any of our Leadership cut outs and post social using #OneBallState. Four individuals will be randomly chosen to designate $250 to a fund of their choice.
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Donor Leaderboard
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Athletics 812
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 633
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 278
4 $1,000 Communication Studies 184
5 $1,000 School of Music 126
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Evening Donor Leaderboard
The five areas with the most donors between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. will each receive $1,000 in challenge dollars.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Athletics 161
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 149
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 50
4 $1,000 Communication Studies 47
5 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 27
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Ball State University Foundation Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby & Ray Allen will give a total of $1,000.
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Enrollment Planning & Management Employee Challenge
If the number of enrollment planning, and management employees who donate is greater than last year, Vice President Paula Luff will donate $2,000 to Student Emergency Aid Fund.
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General Counsel Match
Sali Falling will match gifts made by General Counsel employees up to $500.
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Morning Challenge
From 8 - 11 a.m., five donors will be selected at random and $1,000 will be given to the fund their gift went to.
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First Student, Employee, Alumni, & Parent Challenge
The first student, employee, parent, and alumni donor will each receive $250 given to the fund their gift went to.
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Ambassador Challenge
The three units/departments with the most verified ambassadors, with dollars raised, receives $1,000.
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Facebook Challenge
Share the official One Ball State Day videos on Facebook and use #OneBallState. Two participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
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Twitter Challenge
Share the official One Ball State Day videos on Twitter and use #OneBallState. Two participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
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Noon Leaderboard
The department/unit/team that has the most donors by noon receives $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 296
2 Athletics 272
3 Indiana Academy 130
4 The Ball State Fund 107
5 Student Scholarships 86
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Dean Cutout Selfie Challenge
Provost Susana Rivera-Mills will donate $100 for each dean who takes a selfie with her cut out and/or the cut out of another dean and posts it to social media using #OneBallState on April 5. This total gift of up to $5,000 will benefit the University College.
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Last Hour Challenge
Give during the last hour of OBSD and you could be one of three donors chosen to designate an extra $1,000 to the area you gave to.
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International Alum Challenge
The first international alum to make a gift on One Ball State Day will get $500 in challenge funds designated to the fund their gift went to.
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CSO Match
Chief Strategy Officer, Charlene Alexander, will give $600 to any of the CSO areas (Inclusive Excellence, Institutional Research and Design Support, or Community Engagement) that generate $600 in gifts on One Ball State Day.
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IT Employee Match
Loren Malm will match gifts made by IT division employees up to $500.
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