I Association Newsletter | May 2018
Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass announced on April 20th a major gift by I Man and Holiday Bowl team captain Terry Tallen to the Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign for Athletics. Terry’s $2 million leadership gift will help provide funding for the renovation of the football team area in Memorial Stadium. In recognition of his gift, the area will be permanently named the Terry Tallen Indiana Football Complex.
“My time at IU, particularly as a student athlete playing football, truly shaped my life for success, and I’ve dreamed of giving back ever since I first stepped onto this spectacular campus,” said Tallen. “I’m deeply appreciative to be able to make this gift and place my name on this new state-of-art athletic complex. I am motivated to provide this gift to the greatest University in the world with the intention that it will be inspirational and aspirational for our current and future student athletes interested in leadership regardless of sport.”
Terry has been a loyal and active Indiana University alumnus including giving his time, talent and treasure back to his alma mater. In recognition of his lifetime commitment, he was awarded Indiana University’s highest honor for past letter winners, the Z.G. Clevenger Award, in 2016. This honor recognizes lifetime involvement and support for a living I Man.
“We hope Terry’s gift will inspire other former IU Football alumni to step up and support these efforts. This is the largest gift ever provided to IU by a former football player,” remarked Mark Deal, I-Association President and Assistant Athletic Director for Alumni Relations.
The campaign will conclude in June 2020 to coincide with IU’s bicentennial year celebration. To learn more about the campaign, its impact and how to participate, visit forall.iu.edu.