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The secret to a sustainable future is to bring into harmony the environment, the economy, and society. The IU South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future is committed to collaborating with local business, government, not-for-profits, and the community to create a sustainable future for Michiana.

earthFriends help the Center for a Sustainable Future fulfill its mission of teaching and learning by supporting basic and applied research, providing for community outreach and public education, and developing regional, national, and international partnerships and networks.

Friends Benefits

Friends of the Future help the Center to:

  • Support local and regional sustainable community and economic development
  • Provide and promote sustainability programming, speakers, and workshops
  • Offer students and faculty important new teaching, learning and research opportunities

In return, all Friends receive:

  • E-newsletter
  • Invitation to Center lectures, presentations, and panels
  • Tips on how you and your family can develop a more sustainable lifestyle
  • Opportunities to volunteer at the Center and at Center-sponsored events
  • Tax Credit of up to $200. Learn more HERE
  • The knowledge you can “be the change you wish to see.”

Additional benefits are available at certain levels of giving:
Sustainer and above: Name listed on website in our virtual wall of fame
Steward and above: Invitation to the annual Earth Day Reception
Silver and above: Live link from our virtual wall of fame to your website
Gold and above: Feature story in newsletter
Platinum and above: Recognition as a sponsor of one Center event

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Friends Levels

To inquire about major gifts
please contact:

Supporter $10-24

Dina Harris: (574) 520-4131

Patron $25-49


Associate $50-99

Contact the Center:

Sustainer $100-249

Mike Keen, Director: (574) 520-4429

Steward $250-499

Center Email:

Silver $500-999

Gold $1,000-1,999

Platinum $2,000+


Sustainability is a journey, not a destination. It requires the support of persons with conviction and imagination who are interested in learning about and acting on issues of sustainability in the greater Michiana area. Persons like you! These are our Friends.

See our Friends on our virtual Wall of Fame!

Download the brochure here.