Make a Gift

Your gifts make a difference

Charitable gifts to the ROTC program provide support for initiatives beyond what governmental funding makes possible.

By contributing, you position cadets for personal success through dynamic learning opportunities and scholarships. You help us have an active student presence on the IUPUI campus and within our community. And, you demonstrate your pride in ROTC and the Army.

Thank you for considering a gift to our program.

Checks, credit cards, and electronic funds

Checks should be made payable to IU Foundation. Please indicate “IUPUI Military Science” in the memo line. Mail checks to: Development Office, 901 West New York Street, PE 232, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

To make a gift by automatic credit card or bank account deduction, complete the mail-in electronic funds transfer form. Your gift will be automatically deducted from your bank account or billed monthly to your credit card.

Online gifts

You also can give online through the IU Foundation.

Gifts of stock

Gifts of publicly traded stock allow you to claim a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the securities on the date your gift is made. An additional tax benefit is avoidance of capital gains on appreciated securities. Please consult your tax advisor for more specific information.

To contribute securities to IUPUI ROTC, contact Judy Inlow at the IU Foundation at

Indiana residents

If you live in Indiana, your gifts qualify you for a state income-tax credit. Be sure to review Indiana schedule CC-40 under College Credit for more information. If you itemize federal taxes, this credit for the state of Indiana is in addition to your charitable federal income tax deduction.

Many employers will match employee gifts given to qualified charitable organizations. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees or spouses. Ask your employer about matching gifts, or search for your company in the IU Foundation database.

If your company matches gifts, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it, completed and signed, with your gift. The IU Foundation will do the rest for you. The impact of your gift may be doubled or tripled, providing more resources for the school and its programs.

Your will

An alternative and easy way to contribute a gift to IUPUI ROTC is to include us in your will. This keeps cash in your hand now, but provides for the program at a later date.

All you need to do is share the following paragraph with your attorney:

"I give, devise, and bequeath the (sum of, percentage of, or residue of my estate) to Indiana University Foundation (Tax ID # 35-6018940), a not-for-profit corporation with principal offices located in Bloomington, Indiana, to benefit the IUPUI ROTC/Military Science Program."

Be sure to notify Laura Klaum of your intent, so that your precise wishes are understood and fulfilled by the Military Science department when the gift is distributed. For help with more specific language for your gift, call Brian Yeley, JD, at the IU Foundation, 800-558-8311, or email him at

Life income gifts

Donors can make a substantial gift to the school while still earning income from the donated assets through charitable remainder trusts, deferred gift annuities, and other means.

Consult with your financial planner or contact Brian Yeley, JD, at the IU Foundation, 800-558-8311, or, for more information about life income gifts.

Via the IU Foundation, you can create a permanent scholarship fund in your name or in honor of someone special’s service. Gifts of $25,000 or more (payable over five years), can extend your legacy, or that of someone else, to ROTC cadets.
close up of cadet Freeman

I’ve been able to reduce the amount of my student loans, so I won’t have a mountain of debt to pay off when I graduate.

Zachary Freeman, campus-based scholarship recipient