Donor Stories

Donor Stories

‘It feels good to give back’

Despina Amanatidis of Valparaiso believes the opportunities that have helped her succeed must also be made available to others, and she feels a sense of responsibility for helping to make that a reality.

‘Education is the key to everything’

Sitting down with Tom and Sylvia Collins in their Chicago lakefront high-rise condominium, a warm and welcoming couple with deep ties to Indiana University, it’s clear you are in the company of folks who have done as well for others as they have for themselves.

‘I was able to breathe a little bit’

Indiana University Northwest student Datianna Tillman admits that it was sometimes a struggle growing up in a single-parent household with two younger siblings.

Devotion to IU runs deep for local doctors

Indiana University School of Medicine – Northwest (IUSM-NW) is a better place thanks to people like Gustavo and Rebecca Galante, a married pair of local doctors whose desire to help their patients, their community and tomorrow’s physicians, fuels their busy schedule of giving back to all things IU.

Spotlight on Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana

Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana (CFNI) touches countless lives in Northwest Indiana. Among those lives are the students of Indiana University Northwest and IU School of Medicine – Northwest.

The Importance of Fostering a Culture of Commitment

It is a challenging and important task to keep scholarships funded and flowing to deserving students. Making sure the University programs that enrich students’ educations are supported is equally important, and universities depend heavily on the philanthropic support of friends of the University.

‘I am still part of the IU family’

His friends affectionately call him “Mr. IU.” It’s a title Gavin Mariano wears proudly. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more engaged alumnus.