Pay it Forward is centered around “students helping students.” It is funded in part by the students, faculty, and staff of the College of Business and provides a unique opportunity to help students develop personally and professionally.
Ron Whitton of Dentsmart ushered in a new phase of the fund this fall when he announced a matching campaign. The 1980 ISU alum issued a challenge to current students in the College of Business to make donations to help their peers and promised to personally match gifts dollar for dollar. The primary purpose of the campaign is to get students in “the habit of giving back" to the school before they graduate so that it becomes “part of who they are." Students developed a week of events - Pay It Forward Week – to raise monies for the fund.