The Future Fund

Commemorating our first 50 years by preparing for our 100th

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To commemorate 50 years of impact and to prepare future leaders in government, the environment, industry, criminal justice, and the arts, the O’Neill School's Alumni Association introduces the SPEA Future Fund.

This is a one-time fundraising initiative with the goal of raising a minimum of $50,000 to celebrate the O’Neill School's 50th anniversary in 2022. All funds in the SPEA Future Fund will be invested, growing interest until our 100th anniversary in 2072, positioning the Fund to grow to almost $1 million. From 2072 to 2075, the O’Neill School's administration will completely spend the Fund on the School's most pressing needs.

How does the O’Neill School’s SPEA Future Fund work?

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in 50 years something small can grow
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quite large SPEA used to be small but
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look at us now 50 years later we're big
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top-ranked programs a leader in public
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affairs environmental science
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environmental policy arts administration
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criminal justice and more making
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transformational impact now we're
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looking 50 years into the future with
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you together we're planting the seeds
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for the SPEA Future Fund your gifts
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adding up to $50,000 from now until 2022
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we'll make it grow and grow and grow
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after that it will remain untouched for
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five decades until Spee is 100th
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anniversary so what happens between now
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and then the power of compounded
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interest the initial investment will
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earn interest over time and that
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interest will earn interest too in 2072
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spears leaders in consultation with the
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SPEA community will spend the entire
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fund nearly 1 million dollars maybe more
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on influential projects for students
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that have world-changing potential help
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us celebrate 50 years of SPEA and help
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the next generation of SPEA students
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celebrate 50 more with a gift to the
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SPEA future fund your gift today helps
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to build a better future for students
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All donors to the SPEA Future Fund will receive an O’Neill School seed packet (verified by O’Neill faculty as non-invasive) and access to the School’s exclusive Future Fund Spotify playlist. And of course, all the warm fuzzy feelings you get from supporting the next generation of O’Neill School leaders.

Questions?

Contact Alison Pitt, director of alumni relations and advancement, at
(812) 855-7781 or aepolle@indiana.edu.
Construction at O’Neill Indy: IUPUI Univerisity Library Special Collections and Archives
Founding Dean Chuck Bonser stands in front of the IUPUI SPEA building: IUPUI University Library Speciao Collections Archives.
A classroom at SPEA IUPUI circa 1997: IUPUI University Library Special Collections and Archives
Vintage photo of students in classroom
Man instructs a class
Vintage computer classroom.