In 2017, six donors were inducted into the Book and Torch Society – honoring their contributions of $100,000 or more.

Book and Torch Society

The Book and Torch Society is a lifetime giving society that honors Indiana State University's most generous philanthropists. This society recognizes individuals, businesses and foundations who have had a significant impact on Indiana State by making one-time or cumulative gifts of $100,000 or more. The dedication and support of Book and Torch donors are recognized in three levels signifying the meaning of the University seal: Knowledge Level ($100,000 - $499,999); Inspiration Level ($500,000 - $999,999); and Truth Level ($1,000,000 or more).

Book and Torch Society Inductees

1865 Society

The 1865 Society is a special society honoring those individuals who understand the importance of providing for the future of Indiana State University. This society recognizes individuals who have included Indiana State in their financial estate planning by leaving a legacy of hope for future generations of students. The opportunity for public recognition in the 1865 Society is left to the discretion of the donor.

1865 Society

The MARCH ON! Awards

The March On! Award is the most prestigious award that honors transformational philanthropy to the Indiana State University. This special award, named for our first comprehensive campaign, March On! The Campaign for Indiana State University, signifies the important role that our alumni, friends and corporate partners play in ensuring Indiana State’s growth and success.

2017 March On! Award Recipients

Lt. Margaret "Peg" L. Boyce
Individual Award

Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Kathleen Sauer
Faculty/Staff/Emeriti Award

Corporate and Foundation Award

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