One Ball State Day 2024


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.


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 ways that give them the coaching and mentoring necessary to develop their skills. Your support shapes our students' lives and brings our students closer to the business community and alumni. An investment in the Miller College of Business benefits all—from current and future students—to the alumni that come back to visit and invest their time.


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 of Business

This fund helps with our most pressing needs. These contributions 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.

1212 Miller College SOAR Program

Support the SOAR (Success, Opportunity, Acumen, Readiness) Program, a high-impact career and professional development program for undergraduate business students. Simply stated, a gift to the SOAR Program is an investment in the business of building successful futures for our students in the Miller College of Business.

1214 Miller Leadership Academy

The Miller Leadership Academy, is a diversity scholarship and support program in the Miller College of Business. The program provides scholarship funding, transition support, and an array of targeted programs to address the academic, professional, and holistic needs of underserved students. Through financial support and transformative programming, we empower students to become innovative leaders of tomorrow whose impact inspires others and enhances local and global communities. Financial support for the academy will pay for such things as scholarships, leadership training, immersive learning projects, and study abroad opportunities.

1203 Dean's Innovation Fund

The Dean’s Innovation Fund provides funding to stimulate innovation and creative programming across the range of Miller College activities. The fund supports projects by faculty or staff that: (a) enhance the student experience, (b) require seed funding for further development, or (c) enhance the national visibility and prominence of the Miller College of Business. 

If you wish to give to our priority funds, click the Miller College link below.  If you are interested in supporting other programs, click the department or program links below.

First 5 Challenge!
Theatre & Dance, CICS, Special Education, Comm Studies, and School of Music are the winners of an additional $500 in challenge funds!
Morning Leaderboard
The three departments/units/teams with the most donors by 10 a.m. receives $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $2,500 Theatre & Dance 138
2 $1,500 Indiana Academy 60
3 $1,000 Communication Studies 51
4 Soccer 33
5 School of Kinesiology 30
College Leaderboard
The three colleges with the biggest percentage of increased gifts from OBSD 2022 will receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1000.
Rank Prize Department % +/- Gifts
1 $3,000 College of Architecture & Planning +13.88% 238
goal: 209
2 $2,000 College of Health +5.37% 353
goal: 335
3 $1,000 College of Sciences and Humanities -2.74% 675
goal: 694
4 College of Communication, Information, and Media -4.64% 945
goal: 991
5 College of Fine Arts -22.58% 1,046
goal: 1,351
Donor Leaderboard
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $1,000 Athletics 1,006
2 $1,000 College of Fine Arts 666
3 $1,000 College of Communication, Information, and Media 618
4 $1,000 College of Sciences and Humanities 617
5 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 512
OBSD Video Challenge
Share any of 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.
Evening Leaderboard Challenge
The five areas with the most donors between 8-10 p.m. will each receive $1,000 in challenge dollars.
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 74
2 $1,000 Indiana Academy 53
3 $1,000 Communication Studies 38
4 $1,000 Men's Golf 28
5 $1,000 Field Hockey 26
International Alumni Challenge
Daniel Vidal from Puerto Rico was the first international alum to Men's Tennis!
MCOB Match - $500
Denise Hile will match up to $500 to the Miller College of Business General Fund.
MCOB Leaderboard
The unit in the Miller College of Business, with the largest percent increase in the number of distinct donors from last year's OBSD will receive $1,000.
Rank Prize Department % +/- Goal
1 $1,000 Economics +9.52% 23
goal: 21
2 MBA | Masters of Business Administration +9.09% 12
goal: 11
3 Accounting -30.43% 80
goal: 115
4 Finance and Insurance -34.48% 19
goal: 29
5 Applied Business Studies -36.36% 14
goal: 22
I Spy Charlie
I Spy Charlie campus treasure hunt: Find a Charlie Cardinal plush hidden around campus for a chance to designate $250 to the fund of your choice! Follow @BSUFoundation on Instagram for details.
Economics Faculty Match
ECON faculty will match up to $750 in donations to the ECON general fund.
Dash & Splash Fan Favorite
Dash & Splash event: Fan favorite receives $250 to designate to the fund they represent.
LinkedIn $1,000 Challenge
Share a One Ball State Day post on LinkedIn on April 5th for a chance to designate $1,000 to your favorite Ball State area! Use #OneBallState and tag the Ball State Foundation!
First 4 Challenge
Student: Conor Daily won $250 for Emens Scholars Young Alumni Scholarship. Employee: Christopher MCcloskey won $250 to Theatre General Parent: Molly Murphy won $250 for Theatre & Dance Showcase Fund Alumni: Matt Gibson: Kimberly Ruse Roberts won $250 for Theatre Education Scholarship
Brunch Leaderboard
The five areas that raise the most money from 10 a.m. - Noon each receive $1,000 in challenge funds
Rank Prize Area Raised
1 $1,000 Men's Tennis $11,320.00
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $6,379.00
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy $5,260.00
4 $1,000 Gymnastics $4,645.00
5 $1,000 Men's Golf $3,605.00
College Donor Leaderboard
The college that has the most donors will receive $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize College Donors
1 $5,000 College of Fine Arts 666
2 College of Communication, Information, and Media 618
3 College of Sciences and Humanities 617
4 College of Health 329
5 Teachers College 272
Academic Area Gift Leaderboard
The three academic departments with the most gifts by midnight receive $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 863
2 $3,000 Communication Studies 465
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 258
4 School of Kinesiology 131
5 Burris Laboratory School 122
Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red. Gifts from all 50 states will unlock $5,000 from the Alumni Council to Ball State's greatest needs.
Young Alumni Challenge
Gifts from 50 young alumni (graduated 2013-2023) between noon and 4 p.m. unlocks $500 to Student Scholarships!
Morning Donor Challenge
Brittanie Davis won $1,000 for Spectrum in challenge funds Paaige Turner won $1,000 for Comm Studies in challenge funds Mary Spillman won $1,000 for the Journalism Department Marilyn Chalupa won $1,000 for the Career Center Riley Harman won $1,000 for the Counseling Psych, Social Psych, and Counseling Dept.
MCOB Match
Jeff Mantock will match up to $1,000 to the Miller College of Business General Fund.
$1,000 MATCHED
Last Hour Leaderboard
The area that rasises the most money from 11 -11:59 p.m. will receive $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Area Raised
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $4,550.00
2 Field Hockey $1,424.98
3 Indiana Academy $870.00
4 Black Alumni Council $835.00
5 Sociology $725.00
Foundation Employee Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby and Ray Allen will give $500 each.
Dash & Splash Winners
Dash & Splash: Top two racers receive $1,000 each to designate to the fund they represent.
Accounting Challenge
If the Accounting Department receives $5,000 in donations on One Ball State Day, the Accounting Faculty will donate $500.
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
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