Your gift matters

Your investment in the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business will help support students, faculty, and programs that prepare the next generation of business leaders. Private support from alumni and friends has helped the college achieve historical rankings, extraordinary placement rates, establishment of new innovative programs and research that help Iowa and the world. While our students and faculty dream big, it is support from donors that helps make it possible!

On September 11, 2017, Jerry Ivy (’53 industrial administration) and his wife, Debbie (’19 honorary alumna), announced their historic $50 million pledge to the College of Business, which has since been named the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business.

“That was an amazing day,” recalled Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding. “So many positive things have happened since that announcement was made.”

Read more about this historic gift and how your gift can impact the lives of so many.

Thank you for supporting the Ivy College of Business!

Top: Debbie and Jerry Ivy visiting with students. Middle/left: Donor scholarship recipient, Alejandro Miranda (second from right in photo). Bottom/right: Dedication of the Kingland Hub.

Alejandro Miranda

With donor support, I can be more involved at Iowa State and gain experience from clubs and organizations. I do not have to worry about working a full-time or getting a second job.

— Alejandro Miranda, human resource management and marketing, Ivy College of Business

David Spalding with Ivy donors

Meet David Spalding

David Spalding, Raisbeck Endowed Dean of the Ivy College of Business, connects with alumni and donors throughout the year. He understands the importance of alumni relations and building relationships. He has transformed the Ivy College of Business since being hired in 2013. He engages with students, alumni, and Iowa’s business community to create an exceptional educational experience that prepares graduates for successful careers. Pictured: Lynn Anderson, Diane Anderson, President Wendy Wintersteen, and David Spalding.

Meet the development professionals at Ivy

Iowa State University Foundation

The Iowa State University Foundation is charged with the rewarding task of fundraising for the university, expertly matching donors’ passions with the needs of the university.