All philanthropic gifts are welcome. You may designate that your gift goes to a restricted (Library Endowment or Material Acquisition) or an unrestricted (Library Gift Fund) gift account.
Making a gift has both tangible and intangible benefits including the marketing of a business, honoring the legacy of your family, and, overall, providing a virtual and physical environment that supports the comprehensive, local access to globally recognized programs to advance our students and our region.
Contact the Helmke Library Dean (260-481-6086) or the IPFW Office of Advancement to discuss donations.
To celebrate the impact of the outstanding library on the IPFW campus, we invite you to continue your support and consider naming one of the Library's beautiful learning spaces.
Your gift of any size will make an important impact. However, for as little as $1,000, you can honor or memorialize a friend, loved one, a student, faculty or staff member or a business.
For more information about these naming opportunities, please contact the Office of Advancement at 260-481-6962 to discuss pledge opportunities, including multi-year and deferred gift options.
Thank you to our 2016 Campaign donors!
Alice Lou Branstrator
Drs. Howard L. and Elizabeth Chapman
Stephen P. Coburn
Eve Marie Colchin
Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
Engineering Resources Inc.
Dr. James O. Farlow and Mrs. Karen A. Farlow
Mr. Richard William Florea
Robert B. Gillespie
Mr. Stephen Dee Hakes
Edward and Mary Lou Hutter
Dr. J. Randolph Kirby
Mr. Anthony Lardydell
Prof. Kimberly S. McDonald and Mr. David N. Brumm
Tracy Ann Patton
Pro Resources Staffing
Mr. James Alan Roehm
Mary Lou Stewart
Richard D. Waterfield
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The Helmke Library's Endowment was established in 1982 following a major community fund drive. The income from the endowment helps support the library's collection budget each year.
An endowment provides a perpetual flow of operational funding for a program; the principal is invested and earnings over a certain amount are channeled back into the fund. Well-managed endowments generate income indefinitely.
State and federal tax legislation encourage charitable donations. In addition to the federal tax deduction you receive, Indiana law allows a tax credit against your adjusted gross income tax liability for contributions made to eligible colleges and universities. This credit is available even if you do not itemize deductions on the federal return. Consult the College Credit, Schedule CC-40 for more information.
Many companies encourage employee giving by sponsoring programs that match employee gifts to colleges and universities. Some companies may also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
Matching gifts go to the same programs which you designated for your gift unless company policy requires otherwise. Most companies require the employee to complete the company's matching gift form (usually available from the company's Personnel or Human Resources office) and send a copy of the form to IPFW along with the employee gift.
If your company offers matching gifts, you may be able to access the forms directly through a search of Is Your Employer a Matching Company?