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President Robert Manuel

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UIndy Starts With You

UIndy has always been a community that strives to prepare students to make a difference in the world and reach their potential. That’s why we worked hard together to identify needs and opportunities under the umbrella of the Vision 2030 plan. The result? On October 2, 2015, we unveiled the Campaign for the University of Indianapolis with a $50-million goal. With support from the UIndy community, we will broaden access to education, prepare students for careers, and work to address challenges in today’s society. Several former presidents—Dr. Gene E. Sease, Dr. G. Benjamin Lantz, and Dr. Beverley Pitts—joined us at the launch of our Campaign, and I thank them for their generous support.

Special thanks, too, to Gene and Mary Ann Zink for their generous gift to fund an institute that will study causes and solutions to the problem of poverty. The Zink Poverty Institute aligns closely with the University’s service ethic and commitment to community impact. I also want to express my deep appreciation to Indianapolis civic leader, philanthropist, and University trustee Yvonne Shaheen for her belief in the work of the University and for supporting the Campaign. Having already made the largest single gift in our history to support the work of what is now the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences, she agreed to chair the Campaign.

And Yvonne has now offered to match your gift dollar for dollar, up to a total of $1 million during this fiscal year. If you make a five-year pledge, Yvonne will match your pledge two to one. Your gift, at any level, counts toward our campaign goal and will be used to change the lives of our students and improve our communities. People can change lives. The most important part of the Campaign is you. With your support, we will fulfill the academic passions of our students and the needs of our communities.—Dr. Robert L. Manuel

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I look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of the strategic plan and the University as a whole. I hope you will stay connected and continue helping us make the collective vision a reality. You can drop me a line at

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February 25, 7-8 a.m. 
UIndy Hall A
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