ISTA Foundation for Improvement of Education (IFIE)

The ISTA Foundation for the Improvement of Education was formed on November 25, 1985, as an Indiana not-for-profit corporation, for the general purpose of contributing to the continuing education and training of teachers and other school personnel. It is expected that students and the educational system in general shall be the primary beneficiaries of the Corporation’s exempt purposes.


The foundation, originally called the ISTA In Service Corporation, was established for planned giving opportunities that will help Indiana’s students continue the legacy of improving public education. Gifts are tax deductible for federal income purposes and can provide a variety of ways to use assets, resulting in maximized benefits for you and your family.             handbook


The foundation currently accepts cash contributions or the following planned gifts: Wills and Bequests, Gifts of Securities, Life Insurance Gifts, Tax-Qualified Retirement Plan Gifts, Charitable Remainder Trust Gifts, Charitable Lead Trust Gifts, Charitable Gift Annuities, and Testamentary Trusts and Annuities.

Keith Gambill, Chairperson             


If you would like more information about making a lasting donation, or if you have already named the ISTA Foundation (IFIE)  as the beneficiary of a  planned gift, visit: 

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