Your gifts to the USI Foundation benefit a diverse and deserving group of University of Southern Indiana students and allow them the opportunity to accomplish their goals in higher education. Thank you for your generous support of USI and your commitment to providing valuable opportunities to our students—opportunities we could not offer without your help.
Thanks to increasing support from donors to the Foundation’s private scholarship program, friends and alumni provided 1,366 scholarships valued at more than 1.8 million dollars to bright and deserving students this past academic year. We thank all of our friends and alumni for their generous commitment to USI students!
A gift of a scholarship is an investment in the life of a USI student.
Welcome New Foundation Board Members
On Thursday, September 17, 2015 the USI Foundation held its annual board meeting. At the meeting Board Chair, Marie Bussing welcomed new board members. Pictured from L to R are Sally Gries, '02, Kevin Valadares, Steve Bridges '89 M'95, Evan Stieler '17, Sheila Huff, USI Foundation President David A. Bower, USI President Linda L.M. Bennet, Dr. Bob Reid and Scott Gordon.
Also, at the Foundation Board Meeting Dr. Bob Reid, Provost Emeritus and Vice President Emeritus for Academic Affairs at USI and his wife (not pictured) Paulette M. Roeske Reid were honored by USI Foundation President David A. Bower and USI President Linda L.M. Bennett for their lifetime of giving to USI and were presented with a framed copy of the summer 2015 Reflections newsletter in which they were featured.
What a cool photo from Dr.Jeanne Barnett, Professor Emerita of Biology! Dr. Barnett taught several University of Southern Indiana Biology students at Harlaxton College and was invited to Steven '11 and Emily '12 Geiss's wedding earlier this summer. It's great to see evidence of the close relationship USI professors form with their students.
Pictured from left to right: Ajay Patwari ’10, Jordan Pond ’11, Alex Aust ’11 , Kolin Kramer ’11, Ally McDaniel ’12, Steven Geiss ’11 , Jeanne Barnett, Emily Geiss ’12 , Ashish Arshanapalli ’11, Julie Loza ’11, Jordan Heitman ’11
Update from Washington
The Senate Finance Committee has approved IRA Charitable Rolloever Extension. On Tuesday, July 21, 2015 the Senate Finance Committee approved by a 23-3 vote a $95 billion tax extenders package that would retroactively renew 52 expired tax provisions – including the IRA Charitable Rollover – through the end of 2016. This vote marks the latest step in Congressional efforts this year to revive the Rollover, which lapsed once again at the end of 2014.
Read the full update here.