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ISU Foundation to present March On! Awards


The ISU Foundation will present the 2014 March On! Awards on July 26 in Indianapolis. This philanthropy-based award recognizes donors for their support of Indiana State’s growth and success. The namesake event will honor three Indiana State University philanthropists with the award: Herbert Simon, Mary Alice and Duane Kleuh, and Siemens PLM Software.


Simon will be recognized with the individual donor March On! Award. He has helped to make the Bayh Legacy Wall in the Bayh College of Education and the Larry Bird Scholarship endowment for the Men’s Basketball Team possible. Simon’s support of these projects was instrumental in honoring alumni who have had a profound impact at the University.


The Kluehs are being honored with the faculty, staff and emeriti March On! award. The couple has been lifetime supporters of Indiana State and has made recent legacy gifts that will increase the Duane and Mary Alice Klueh Scholarship endowment. This endowed scholarship will support an athletic scholarship for the Sycamore men’s basketball team.


Siemens PLM Software will receive the corporate and foundations category award. The company has provided Indiana State with a gift of the company’s Teamcenter portfolio software. This software in-kind gift of more than $9.7 million allows students in the College of Technology and Scott College of Business to experience the same design and supply chain technology as professionals in the industry.


ISU Athletics sponsor program manager moves to ISU Foundation

Jeremiah Turner named new development officer for Sycamore Athletic Fund


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The Indiana State University Foundation announced today the hiring of Jeremiah Turner as a development officer. Turner will be a part of the Sycamore Athletic Foundation team and focus on major gift fundraising for ISU Athletics.


“I am absolutely ecstatic about bringing Jeremiah on board. He is a true professional with a demonstrated record of success,” said Phil Ness, associate vice president for development and Sycamore Athletic Fund.


“I have a passion for Sycamore Athletics. I am excited about the opportunity to directly impact the success of our student athletes and our programs by sharing that passion with our fans and supporters,” said Turner.


As a development officer, Turner will be responsible for building relationships with ISU former athletes, alumni and fans as well as the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of athletic donors.


“It is such an exciting time for Sycamore Athletics. With the support of President Bradley, the vision of Athletic Director Ron Prettyman, and the leadership of his administrative team and coaches, there is so much positive momentum in our program right now,” he added.


Turner previously served as the general manager for Nelligan Sports Marketing at Indiana State. In this position, he was responsible for a nearly 30 percent increase in total advertising revenue during his three years with the company.


“Jeremiah has proven his abilities to contribute in many ways to Indiana State University and to Sycamore Athletics,” said Prettyman. “He brings a wide range of professional experiences to this new position that will serve him and Sycamore Athletics well.”


Prior to joining Nelligan and Sycamore Athletics, Turner spent nine years with the Tribune-Star in a variety of leadership roles, including publisher and advertising director. Turner is also involved with numerous community organizations and serves on the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College board of trustees and the Wabash Valley Goodwill Industries board of directors.


“Many of our athletic donors are a part of the Terre Haute community, and Darrin Barton’s departure left this void,” said Ness. “Jeremiah’s local knowledge, relationships and skill set are incredible assets. He will keep us moving towards the top of the Missouri Valley Conference in terms of support for our Sycamore teams.”


Turner believes that his community involvement and relationships will help him in his new role with the ISU Foundation.


“So many of our corporate sponsors also provide philanthropic support and vice versa, and being able to understand those dynamics will be very helpful as we move forward,” said Turner.


New ISU Foundation development officer returns to Wabash Valley


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The Indiana State University Foundation has hired veteran fundraising professional Ken Menefee to serve as a development officer for the organization and assist with philanthropy for the College of Arts and Sciences.


The Indiana State University Foundation has hired veteran fundraising professional Ken Menefee to serve as a development officer for the organization and assist with philanthropy for the College of Arts and Sciences.


Menefee brings nearly 35 years of fundraising experience to the position and his experiences in healthcare development will provide the foundation with some different perspectives, foundation President Ron Carpenter said in announcing the appointment.


Menfee has spent the majority of his career in healthcare fundraising, serving as the first director of the Union Hospital Foundation from 1986 to 1990. Most recently, he was director of development for Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland, Fla. where he was responsible for enhancing the organization’s overall fundraising efforts.


“I believe that my background in building relationships and major gift fundraising will help in meeting the philanthropic needs of Indiana State,” said Menefee.


He has also served as the lead fundraiser for Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla. and the Parkview Hospital Foundation in Fort Wayne. For both entities, Menefee raised more than $20 million for various fundraising projects and priorities.


“Ken is an experienced fundraising professional with a proven track record of success,” Carpenter said. “With his skill set and ties to the community, we are all excited to have Ken joining our fundraising staff.”


Menefee said he is looking forward to being back in the Wabash Valley and near family and friends.


“I am looking forward to renewing relationships,” said Menefee. “Plus, many great things are in the future for Indiana State, and the opportunity to be involved with the growth of the university is exciting.”


 

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