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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, to create opportunities, and to pursue their passion with purpose.


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 provide them with 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 Miller College of Business benefits all—from current and future students—to the alumni who come back to visit and invest their time in enhancing our effectiveness.


Your gifts to the areas below will enable us to address a range of student needs. Your support helps us maintain our competitive edge and ensures our future stability. 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 our needs by contributing to our priority funds:

Miller College of Business General
This fund helps with our most pressing needs. These contributions are flexibly deployed to engage our students in leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities and encourage faculty development and innovation. Your gifts to this fund support our innovative programs and speaker events for our students and alumni, enhance students' progress toward career success, and allow us to respond nimbly to unanticipated needs.

Miller College SOAR Program
Support the SOAR (Success, Opportunity, Acumen, Readiness) Program, a high-impact career and professional development program for undergraduate business students. Through this program, every undergraduate student gets acclimation to college life, preparation for internships and jobs, and a mentor for guidance along the way. Simply stated, a gift to the SOAR Program is an investment in building successful futures for our students at the Miller College of Business.

Miller College Study Away and Study Abroad Scholarships
Nothing expands a student’s perspective like experiencing the world beyond our borders. Studying abroad provides transformative learning opportunities, requiring students to think independently and approach problems from new perspectives. This fund will level the playing field in our students’ capacity to afford to experience other countries through short, faculty-led, courses. Your support for this fund can ensure that our students' opportunities are based on their interests and ambitions, not their pocketbooks.

Miller Leadership Academy
The Miller Leadership Academy (MLA) is a scholarship and support program that serves meritorious under-resourced students. The program provides full tuition scholarship funding, transition support, and an array of targeted programs to create a bridge to college and address students' academic, professional, and holistic needs. Through financial support and transformative programming, we empower students to claim their voice and become innovative leaders of tomorrow, leaders who will inspire others and enhance local and global communities. Your support for this fund will facilitate leadership training, travel for professional development, and immersive learning opportunities for MLA students.

Pop it, Snap it, Share it! Benny Cutout Social Media Challenge
Faculty, staff, and student social media challenge! Share a photo of your Benny Cutout to show a window into your Ball State world. Be sure to stamp your post with #OneBallState. Two random participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
Morning Leaderboard
The three departments/units/teams with the most donors by 10 a.m. receives $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $3,000 Theatre & Dance 125
2 $2,000 Indiana Academy 79
3 $1,000 Communication Studies 66
4 Football 65
5 Student Scholarships 61
Academic Department Leaderboard
The three academic departments with the most gifts by midnight receive $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Academic Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 679
2 $3,000 Communication Studies 398
3 $1,000 School of Kinesiology 187
4 School of Music 149
5 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 122
Accounting Challenge
5,000 in donations to the Department of Accounting will unlock a $500 donation from the Accounting faculty to the Paul W. Parkison Accounting.
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
College Gift Leaderboard
The three colleges with the biggest percentage of increased gifts from OBSD 2023 will receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000.
Rank Prize College % +/- Goal
1 $3,000 Honors College +80.72% 150
goal: 83
2 $2,000 Miller College of Business +69.78% 472
goal: 278
3 $1,000 College of Health +32.86% 469
goal: 353
4 Teachers College +30.59% 397
goal: 304
5 College of Sciences and Humanities -8.30% 619
goal: 675
Donor Leaderboard
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 456
2 $1,000 Indiana Academy 325
3 $1,000 Football 273
4 $1,000 Communication Studies 199
5 $1,000 Soccer 163
Mentor Social Media Challenge
It’s all about who you know, and who you help! Share a story about an impactful Ball State mentor or mentee experience to X (Twitter). One participant will get to donate $500 to their favorite area. Stamp your post with #OneBallState and tag @BSUFoundation or @BallStateAlumni ❤️
1,918th Donor
The 1,918th donor will win an additional $500 to designate to the area they gave to.
LinkedIn Social Challenge
Share a One Ball State Day post on LinkedIn on April 3rd for a chance to designate $1,000 to your favorite Ball State area! Use #OneBallState and tag the Ball State Foundation!
Top 100 Student Challenges
The top two students from the Top 100 Student Awards designate $1,000 to the fund of their choice.
30 Gifts for the Department of Marketing
Russ Wahlers, Chair of the Department of Marketing, will contribute $250 to the Marketing General Fund to support student travel when 30 donations are received.
30 / 30 Gifts
ISOM Faculty & Staff Match
Chan Gu, Department Chair of Information Systems and Operations Management, will match up to $400 in donations from the ISOM faculty and staff to the ISOM foundation account.
15 Gifts for Entrepreneurship
15 gifts to the Entrepreneurship Center Program Fund will unlock $500 from 2014 alumnus, Jason Fry.
15 / 15 Gifts
Michael Goldsby Match for Entrepreneurship
$750 in total gifts by Noon will unlock $250 from Ball State Chief Entrepreneurship Officer, Dr. Michael Goldsby
$750 / $750 Raised
Applied Business Studies Faculty & Staff Match
Sotiris Hji-Avgoustis, Department Chairperson of Applied Business Studies (ABS), will match up to $500 in donations from ABS faculty and staff to the ABS fund.
First Student, Employee, Parent, and Alumni Challenge
First Alumni: Bill Jenkins, Theatre & Dance First Employee: Debra Roberts, Teachers College First Parent: Scott Fuller, Gymnastics First Student: Jayden Gillam, Christian Student Foundation
Brunch Leaderboard
The five areas that raise the most money from 10 a.m. - Noon each receive $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $9,882.80
2 $1,000 Football $8,032.54
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy $6,463.36
4 $1,000 Men's Golf $4,685.00
5 $1,000 Men's Tennis $4,360.00
Evening Donor Leaderboard
The five areas with the most donors between 8-10 p.m. will each receive $1,000 in challenge dollars.
Rank Prize Unit Raised
1 $1,000 Indiana Academy $8,142.54
2 $1,000 Cardinal Excellence Fund $7,140.00
3 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $6,951.80
4 $1,000 Honors College $6,129.18
5 $1,000 Department of Architecture $6,025.00
Dean DuBois Challenge - Miller College of Business
$20,000 in gifts to Miller College will unlock $1,000 in challenge money from Cathy DuBois, Dean of Miller College, to the MCOB Study Away and Abroad Fund.
$20,000 / $20,000 Raised
College Donor Leaderboard
The college that has the most donors by midnight will receive $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize College Donors
1 $5,000 College of Fine Arts 641
2 College of Communication, Information, and Media 558
3 College of Sciences and Humanities 548
4 Miller College of Business 432
5 College of Health 389
Miller College of Business Leaderboard
The Miller College academic department, with the largest increase in the number of distinct donors from last year, will unlock a $1,000 challenge from Cathy DuBois, Bryan Dean of Miller College.
Rank Prize Department % +/- Goal
1 $1,000 Marketing Department +190.00% 29
goal: 10
2 ISOM Department +142.86% 17
goal: 7
3 Applied Business Studies +100.00% 28
goal: 14
4 MBA | Master of Business Administration +91.67% 23
goal: 12
5 Accounting +46.25% 117
goal: 80
Provost Marri College Leaderboard Challenge
The three colleges with the most donors will unlock an additional $250 for 1st place, $150 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place from Provost Anand Marri.
Rank Prize College Donors
1 $250 College of Fine Arts 641
2 $150 College of Communication, Information, and Media 558
3 $100 College of Sciences and Humanities 548
4 Miller College of Business 432
5 College of Health 389
Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states will unlock $2,500 from the Alumni Council to Ball States greatest needs.
One Ball State Day Video Social Media Challenge
Share any of the One Ball State Day videos on Facebook, X (Twitter), or Instagram Stories using #OneBallState for a chance to earn extra challenge dollars. Two participants will get to donate $500 to their favorite area. Tag @BSUFoundation or @BallStateAlumni ❤️
EPM Employee Giving Challenge
VP for Enrollment Planning and Management Paula Luff, will match dollars raised from EPM employees, up to $500, to the Jack Beyerl Student Emergency Aid Fund.
Foundation Employee Giving Challenge
100% participation of Foundation employees unlocks $500 from Foundation and BSUAA President Jean Crosby.
Miller College Executive Advisory Board Challenge
If 100% of the Miller College Executive Advisory Board members give on One Ball State Day, it will unlock a $1000 challenge from Larry Metzing (1970) and Dick Poppa (1974) to the MCOB General Fund.
MCOB General Fund Match
Alum Mike Williams will match up to $500 to the MCOB General Fund.
Moving the Median Challenge
If 75 people give $100 or more to Miller College, it will unlock a $5,000 from Stefan Anderson HHD ‘93 to the Miller Leadership Academy Support Fund.
75 / 75 Donors
175 Gifts for Miller College of Business
If Miller College receives 175 gifts, it will unlock $500 from Michael Earley, ’78, to the SOAR Fund.
175 / 175 Gifts
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