Forever True, For Iowa State

Female student walking on a sidewalk through campus.
Female student walking on a sidewalk through campus.

Through the tremendous success of the Forever True, For Iowa State campaign, alumni and friends of Iowa State University have once again proven to be a community of doers – proud of the university’s past and dedicated to its future. Over this nine-year campaign, gifts from more than 96,000 loyal members of the Cyclone family helped the university not only succeed in – but exceed – our goal to raise $1.5 billion to elevate every aspect of Iowa State.

Raised

$1,542,356,968

goal

$1.5 Billion

total gifts

532,377

total donors

96,064

First time donors

35,508

Donor generosity is moving forward these three strategic aspirations set forth to realize the university’s vision for the future.

Aspiration #1

Ensure access to an exceptional education offering practical, global and leadership experiences that shape the well-rounded citizens and informed critical thinkers needed in the 21st century

New support for scholarships is ensuring access to an Iowa State education and attracting an eager, engaged and diverse student body to our university. Support is also enabling students to engage in an exceptional Iowa State experience, from study abroad to student clubs to undergraduate research – and empowering the change these future Cyclones will make in the world.

Students standing in a field in the mountains.

Aspiration #1

Ensure access to an exceptional education offering practical, global and leadership experiences that shape the well-rounded citizens and informed critical thinkers needed in the 21st century

New support for scholarships is ensuring access to an Iowa State education and attracting an eager, engaged and diverse student body to our university. Support is also enabling students to engage in an exceptional Iowa State experience, from study abroad to student clubs to undergraduate research – and empowering the change these future Cyclones will make in the world.

Students standing in a field in the mountains.

$747 million

raised for
Aspiration 1

1,163

new scholarship
accounts

56,088

donor-funded
scholarships awarded

$747 million

raised for
Aspiration 1

1,163

new scholarship accounts

56,088

students receiving donor-funded scholarships

Aspiration #2

Advance Iowa State as a world leader in addressing global challenges affecting our food, water, energy, health, security and environment

Across and beyond campus, faculty and students are teaming up, making breakthroughs that promise to transform the world. Support is enabling faculty to provide a top-level education and inspire a spirit of innovation in students, and uplifting Iowa State as a global  leader in the quest for solutions to issues such as food and water insecurity, human and animal health, cybersecurity, sustainability and many other critical areas.

Scientist working in a lab.

Aspiration #2

Advance Iowa State as a world leader in addressing global challenges affecting our food, water, energy, health, security and environment

Across and beyond campus, faculty and students are teaming up, making breakthroughs that promise to transform the world. Support is enabling faculty to provide a top-level education and inspire a spirit of innovation in students, and uplifting Iowa State as a global  leader in the quest for solutions to issues such as food and water insecurity, human and animal health, cybersecurity, sustainability and many other critical areas.

Scientist working in a lab.

$405 million

raised for
Aspiration 2

148

new endowed/expendable faculty funds

$584 million

for program
support

$405 million

raised for
Aspiration 2

159

new endowed/expendable faculty funds

$584 million

for program
support

Aspiration #3

Accelerate Iowa State’s contributions to the social good by extending its expertise, knowledge and values to improve quality of life within our state and throughout the nation and world

Through support for people and programs that have an immediate impact for our state and nation, Iowa State expertise and values are being applied to their fullest extent to impact communities and lives, and strengthen Iowa’s economy. On the Iowa State campus, new and revitalized facilities are enhancing our environment in ways that promote and express the Cyclone ideals we aim to share with the world.

Student teacher standing in front of a chalkboard in a classroom in Uganda.

Aspiration #3

Accelerate Iowa State’s contributions to the social good by extending its expertise, knowledge and values to improve quality of life within our state and throughout the nation and world

Through support for people and programs that have an immediate impact for our state and nation, Iowa State expertise and values are being applied to their fullest extent to impact communities and lives, and strengthen Iowa’s economy. On the Iowa State campus, new and revitalized facilities are enhancing our environment in ways that promote and express the Cyclone ideals we aim to share with the world.

Student teacher standing in front of a chalkboard in a classroom in Uganda.

$370 million

raised for Aspiration 3

$20 million

for other projects

$275 million

for facilities

$370 million

raised for
Aspiration 3

$20 million

for other
projects

$275 million

for facilities

Forever True,
Through and Through

The momentum of the Forever True campaign has been fueled by the leadership of many dedicated volunteers whose belief in, and passion for, Iowa State is reflected in the hundreds of hours they gave to ensure the campaign’s success. Many, many thanks to these incredible Cyclones!

Iowa State University volunteer handing out swag to a child at an event.

Forever True,
Through and Through

The momentum of the Forever True campaign has been fueled by the leadership of many dedicated volunteers whose belief in, and passion for, Iowa State is reflected in the hundreds of hours they gave to ensure the campaign’s success. Many, many thanks to these incredible Cyclones!