Over the years, Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders have made many significant contributions to Indiana University and IU Southeast.
The Sanders were recently honored during an Indiana University President’s Circle pinning ceremony recognizing their commitment of more than $4 million to Indiana University Southeast.
The pinning ceremony occurred on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Turtle Run Winery in Lanesville, Ind. from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Thirty people attended the pinning ceremony, including Chancellor Ray Wallace, the IU Southeast vice chancellors, university faculty and administrators, family friends of the Sanders, business associates and others. Jonathan Purvis, vice president for development and regional campuses at the Indiana University Foundation, also attended.
Chancellor Wallace spoke during the pinning ceremony.
“We are honored to be able to recognize two fabulously generous people this afternoon,” he said. “Their support to the University both personally and financially has been extraordinary.”
Before the pinning ceremony, the Sanders had reached the Benefactor donor level by donating $1 million to Indiana University. As a result of their achievement, they were recognized by the “pinning on” of custom-designed lapel pins made by Tiffany’s.
Established in 1992, the President’s Circle honors Indiana University’s most generous donors. Lifetime membership is offered to individuals and households that have donated assets to Indiana University. There are five President’s Circle recognition levels: Patron, Associate, Benefactor, Fellow and Founder.
President’s Circle donor pins are presented at three levels. Each Benefactor pin has one garnet stone, each Fellow pin has two garnet stones and each Founder pin has three garnet stones. Since the Sanders reached the Benefactor level, their pins each had one garnet stone.
At IU Southeast, the Sanders have supported the Honors Program, the Judge Carlton E. and Sue Sanders Chair in Business and Economics and the Sanders Speaker Series endowment. They have also funded the Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders International Study Scholarship, the Sanders Trading Lab and the Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders Laboratory for Nursing Education.
The Sanders are IU Southeast School of Business alumni. In addition to donating to Indiana University and IU Southeast, as well as serving as members of the President’s Circle, the Sanders serve on the School of Business advisory council and alumni board. Sue Sanders serves as a member of the IU Southeast Board of Advisors.
The Sanders also give back to the Southern Indiana community through involvement in the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, LifeSpring Mental Health, Metro United Way Harrison County, the Salvation Army and other organizations.
Chancellor Wallace said the Sanders’ support has transformed numerous lives, including the lives of Indiana University and IU Southeast students.
“They have truly risen to the challenge of ‘Fulfilling the Promise.’”