Legacy Society

Legacy Society

The Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health was founded by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation to improve the health of the residents of Indiana, create a well-educated group of public health professionals and influence public policy through research. Our donors help continue the legacy of this initial gift by funding many of the important initiatives that set us apart and make our programs, research portfolio and student experiences special and one-of-a-kind.

The Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health recognizes donors who demonstrate leadership with monetary gifts, through the Fairbanks Legacy Society. If you have questions about the Fairbanks Legacy Society or would like to receive more information, please contact Crystal Jones at 317-274-5144 or crmjones@iu.edu.

Founder's Circle

The Founders Circle recognizes and honors alumni and friends who donate $5,000 or more to the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. In the same spirit as our Founder, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, individuals in the Founders Circle are providing transformative gifts to improve the state of public health in Indiana and beyond.

Dean's Circle

The Dean’s Council is the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health annual giving society. A yearly gift of $1,000 or more to any area of the school qualifies donors for inclusion in this prestigious group.

Graduates Giving Back

Graduates Giving Back are Alumni who graduated in the past five years and who make a $250 pledge (payable in five years) to the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.

Arbutus Society

When Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health alumni and friends let us know in writing that you have made a planned or deferred gift to the school, individuals are invited to join the Arbutus Society. Such gifts have no minimum requirement and can take the form of:

  • a bequest through a will or trust
  • a charitable life income plan such as a charitable remainder trust or a charitable gift annuity
  • a gift of property subject to life estate
  • a gift of life insurance
  • a retirement plan asset