Office Institutional Advancement

The founders of the University; Father Boniface Hardin, O.S.B., an African American Benedictine Priest; and Sister Jane Schilling; a white nun and member of the Order of the Sisters of St. Joseph created Martin, a special place for learning.  In its early days it was called the "haven of hope".  It was and still is dedicated to providing higher education for people marginalized by society.  Poor people of color and others in the midst of inner city barriers to academic success are welcome. 

It began as the Martin Center in 1969, evolving into Martin College in 1977 and in 1990, Martin University.

The mission has always been service to people in need, the ones marginalized by society.  Martin's philosophy is that higher education must be made available to all who can benefit.

As a private, non-profit institution, Martin University receives no direct support from the state or federal government.  Contributions to Martin University are tax deductible as allowed by law and no administrative costs are deducted from gifts to cover administrative expenses.  This means 100% of your gift supports student scholarships, programs, and capital projects.

Help us to continue the dream of the Founders and help us preserve the hope for future Martin students


Advancement Team

Dr. Brian Steuerwald Ph.D., HSPP 
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
and Advancement
Ms. Gayle Spicer
Advancement Assistant
Department of Advancement
Martin University
2186 North Sherman Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46218
Phone:  317.917.3259

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