Since Butler’s founding in 1855, philanthropy has always fueled our vision. Now, we invite you to join us in writing Butler’s next great chapter. Butler Beyond: The Campaign for Butler University is a comprehensive fundraising campaign with the goal to raise $250 million by May 2022. Your gifts will extend the impact of a Butler education beyond today’s students and beyond the borders of our campus—that’s Butler Beyond.
Your philanthropic investment in Butler Beyond will:
- Empower students by expanding scholarships and other resources to ensure their success.
- Elevate learning by further investing in high-impact practices and faculty development.
- Engage communities through innovative partnerships and collaborative programming.
Bold Visions Need Bold Partners
From our very founding, Butler University has relied upon visionary philanthropists to help carry out our mission. Throughout our history, bold partners have paved the way for the Butler University we know today through generous gifts of time, talent, and treasure. Giving back has always been part of The Butler Way.
Butler Beyond is a bold vision for a new model of higher education that combines tradition + innovation—the very best of our past + our brightest ideas for the future. But bold visions can’t be realized without bold partners. We encourage you to consider your passions and where you want to get involved in moving Butler Beyond.
There are many ways you can contribute to Butler Beyond. Gifts can be made through check, credit card, electronic funds transfer, stocks & securities, and donor-advised funds. You can also make a contribution through a planned giving commitment. And keep in mind that if you’ve already made plans to include Butler in your estate but have not yet informed us, now is the perfect time to let us know so we can acknowledge your generosity and ensure your commitment is included in the total for Butler Beyond.
The Shirley Luhn Steele Faculty Support Endowed Fund is the first of its kind at Butler to specifically support faculty in the COE
The grant for more than $10,000 will fund nonviolence training workshops in partnership with the Martin Luther King Community Center
Dilnaz and Qaiser Waraich established the Muslim Studies Endowed Fund in 2018. This year, the family made an additional gift to expand the scope of the endowment’s impact.
Total giving included $16.6 million toward scholarships and $28.5 million toward the Butler Beyond campaign
In recognition of the gift, the University will name the Hershel B. Whitney Gateway in Gallahue Hall in honor of the late Hershel B. Whitney
The $250,000 gift establishes the Chain S. Sandhu Scholarship for students studying Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The University Advancement staff is happy to assist you with your questions. The Advancement division consists of several departments designed to better serve the University’s alumni, parents, and friends. If you do not know which department to contact, please use the information to the right.
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