Maha Fluid Power Research Center
Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power
Global Fluid Power Society

 

Fundraising campaign to support initiatives in honor of

Dr. Monika Ivantysynova

 

Description

For the ABE and Mechanical Engineering departments, beginning an academic year without Monika Ivantysynova has been unthinkable since 2004, when she came to Purdue. She succumbed to her cancer fight in August 2018. Her absence is felt keenly throughout the campus.

In recognition of her profound impact on the lives of countless students, colleagues, and industry partners and professionals, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University is establishing two initiatives to memorialize Dr. Ivantysynova. Monika was the founding director of the Maha Fluid Power Research Center and Maha Professor of Fluid Power Systems at Purdue University. She developed this center into a world-renowned operation, the largest academic fluid power research facility in the United States.  She succumbed to her cancer fight in August 2018.

Dr. Ivantysynova’s legacy and impact lives on through her research and numerous students who she advised on her research teams. The first initiative is the establishment of the Dr. Monika Ivantysynova Graduate Support Fund. This $50,000 endowment fund provides resources to support graduate students involved at MAHA with their professional development opportunities. Monika’s passion was evident in supporting and championing the graduate students under her tutelage, and this fund allows that legacy to endeavor for perpetuity. It is expected that this fellowship will impact one graduate student per year.

The second initiative is to dedicate a named office in the Maha Fluid Power Research Center.  This $25,000 effort will memorialize a faculty office in Dr. Monika Ivantysynova’s name. As the 2016 Purdue Morrill Award acknowledged, Monika’s excellence spanned both teaching and research. Therefore, dedicating a space in her memory in the center, she helped found and loved is a fitting way to recognize her past and future impact on students, faculty, and research. 

All donors will be recognized during the CCEFP Summit at Purdue University, hosted by the Maha Fluid Power Research Center in June 4-6, 2019.

In addition, the donors will be listed in the official Maha Fluid Power Research Center webpage, in the special section dedicated to Monika Ivantysynova (https://engineering.purdue.edu/Maha/ivantysynova).

A plaque will be also placed in the Maha Fluid Power Research Center, and the donors in the Silver/Gold/Bronze categories below will be listed in it.

Suggested donation levels and appreciation recognition benefits are summarized in the table below:

 

Levels

Gold

$15,000 or more

Silver

$8,000

Bronze

$3,000

Other

(< $3,000)

Recognition on Maha website

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Recognition during the CCEFP summit – gala dinner (Wed June 5)

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Logo on Maha website

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Mention on Bronze Plaque on display at Maha

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Support to fluid power grad student (“Ivantysynova” Grad Fund)

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Support to named “Ivantysynova” office at Maha

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Dedicated annual recruiting event at Maha

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Gifts in support of either initiative can be made payable to Purdue Research Foundation with a memo indicating the Dr. Monika Ivantysynova Fund. Online gifts via credit card can be made at giving.purdue.edu, clicking give now button, selecting other, noting the Ivantsysnova fund your giving to in the comment box, and completing the donor information.  Pledges can be made and payable up to five years for these initiatives and are tax-deductible eligible. If you would like more detailed information or have questions regarding making a gift in support of these two funds, please contact Joel Hartman, Senior Director of Development (JBHartman@prf.org / (765) 494-4785). If contributions do not meet the endowment thresholds within five years, funds will be utilized for the designated purpose but not be available in perpetuity. 

Donation Inquires – Direct to Dr. Andrea Vacca, avacca@purdue.edu or Joel Hartman, Senior Director of Development, College of Agriculture (765) 494-4785 / jbhartman@prf.org.

 

Maha Fluid Power Research Center
1500 Kepner Drive, Lafayette, IN 47905 USA
Phone: +1 (765) 496-6242
Email: avacca@purdue.edu