Thanks to the generosity of Ball State alumni and friends from across the world, the University experienced yet another extremely successful One Ball State Day (OBSD) effort in 2023.
The annual 24-hour fundraising event, held April 5, resulted in an OBSD record $1.2 million-plus raised with more than 7,400 total gifts—all of which benefit Ball State’s students, faculty, programs, services, resources, and more.
Gifts this year came from all 50 states (for a third year in a row) and from 11 total countries, another OBSD record. In all, there were 2,510 gifts made by Ball State employees, and 248 gifts made by current students.
“I am grateful to all of the members of our University community—our students and their families, our graduates, and our faculty and staff—who make One Ball State Day a success each year. Their contributions enable us to provide a transformational educational experience to our students, so that they can pursue fulfilling careers and meaningful lives,” Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns said.