Julie Tiede ’96 Winkler and Jason Winkler ’96 have generously committed $500,000 to fund endowed scholarships for Valpo College of Business and College of Engineering students.
The first year of Forever Valpo concluded with $157 million raised to date. Forever Valpo is a $250 million endowment campaign that will secure the University’s leadership position among faith-based colleges and universities.
The Innovation Hub at McMillan Hall provides all Valpo students with a place to explore and develop their entrepreneurial spirit. Made possible by generous gifts from Stewart and Kathryn McMillan and the late Deborah Tschetter ’71 Spannraft, the Innovation Hub at McMillan Hall was formally dedicated on Friday, September 29 during Homecoming Weekend 2017.

Homecoming

Kretzmann Society Reception

Members of the Kretzmann Society gathered on Friday, September 29 during Homecoming Weekend for the Kretzmann Society Reception. This annual event honors members of Valpo’s legacy society and also welcomes members of the 50th Reunion Class. The Kretzmann Society includes generous alumni, parents, and friends who have chosen Valpo to be a beneficiary of a planned gift. Planned gifts support Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future.


President’s Circle Honors Breakfast for Donors and Scholars

More than 350 donors and students attended the President's Circle Honors Breakfast for Donors and Scholars on Saturday, September 30, 2017. This annual breakfast honors and celebrates the generous donors who make scholarships possible and provides an opportunity for them to meet the grateful students who benefit from their generosity. Student scholarships are a strategic priority of Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future.

President’s Circle Football Hospitality Tent

Members of the President’s Circle gathered in the east end zone of Brown Field to cheer on the Crusaders as they defeated Stetson University during the Homecoming football game. Annual gifts to the President’s Circle support Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future.

Increase Your Impact

Matching Gifts

Your gift to Valpo could be doubled or even tripled! More than 23,000 employers have a matching gift program which can increase the impact of your gift. Some companies will match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Visit our Matching Gifts page to see how your gift can go even further in advancing Valpo’s mission. All gifts - and matches - support Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future.

You may also contact Teresa Martin at 219.464.5976 or matching.gifts@valpo.edu if you have questions regarding matching gifts.

Valpo Fund

Your support of Valpo’s annual funds made a significant impact in the success of the first year of Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future.

Our fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, and we are excited to report that we surpassed our Valpo Fund dollar goal of $2,650,000, achieving $2,657,524. On our Day of Giving (May 4 and 5, 2017), more than 2,500 donors — 197 of whom made their first-ever gift to Valpo — raised more than $723,000 toward our annual funds (including the Valpo Fund, Dean’s Funds, Crusader Fund, and Guild Fund).

All annual fund gifts last year totaled $4.05M. $2.66M of that total went towards the Valpo Fund.

To our 5,570 alumni donors, we are forever grateful for your support of this special place we call home: Valparaiso University! We look forward to another tremendous fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017 — June 30, 2018).