Alumni and friends of three local colleges and universities are invited to wear spirit gear, share memories, reconnect with friends and consider donating toward fundraising campaigns on special days.

IU East

All Indiana University campuses are celebrating IU Day on April 17.

IU East is raising money for various needs, including its Chancellor’s Fund for scholarships, academic programs, campus activities, service learning, community engagement, faculty research and more. First Bank Richmond has given $15,000 to kick off that fund’s campaign. A goal has been set to raise at least $3,000 more. 

Donations for that fund may be made at or sent to 2325 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374.

If $1 million is raised for various IU causes by April 17, a new university-wide scholarship will be activated to support students with financial need.

Learn more at 765-973-8200 or

Earlham College

Earlham College is marking the 10th anniversary of its Earlham Day on April 17.

No matter the size, every gift made to the Earlham Fund that day will qualify for a $200 match. Gifts also will count toward the Richmond college’s For Good Campaign that supports students, campus life, and internships and research opportunities.

Last year, 2,622 donors gave a total of $1,264,144.

More information is available at or _765-983-1313.

Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech has planned its second Day of Giving on Tuesday, April 23. Organizers encourage wearing green to support the Richmond campus, which offers 30 programs to students in Wayne, Fayette, Randolph, Union and Rush counties.

Donations are welcomed for the Area of Greatest Need fund to support students with critical financial aid/scholarships, emergency assistance, extracurricular learning opportunities, community involvement and stewardship, program support, and professional development.

Those who visit Johnson Hall on campus between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. can receive gifts if they make one of the first 100 on-site donations.

Ullery’s Ice Cream will offer Ivy Tech’s signature flavor, “Mint to Be.” Food trucks will be on site from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.   

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A version of this article appeared in the April 10 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.