Your Passion. Our Purpose.

Take your love for the arts, science, teaching, or technology and turn it into a legacy for student success. That is what happens when your passion meets our purpose. The Vincennes University Foundation assists alumni, friends, and partners in discovering their own style of philanthropy and matches it with efforts that support the mission of Vincennes University. Let us bring your passion for helping others to the forefront and be a leader in transformative change.

-Kristi Deetz, Executive Director

The Vincennes University Foundation Mission is to support the higher education and community service missions of Vincennes University by seeking and receiving contributions from alumni and friends of the University, and administering these funds for the benefit of Vincennes University and its students.

Our Staff

Krisit Deetz - Executive Director of VU Foundation and Senior Director of Institutional Advancement | 812-888-5333

Savannah Linenburg - Interim Alumni Director | 812-888-5332

Cathy McClelland - Financial Secretary | 812-888-6035

Jo Ellen S. Keller - Alumni Relations Assistant | 812-888-4354

John Hedge - Development Assistant | 812-888-6221

Cinda Oexmann - Alumni Community Series Coordinator | 812-888-6943

Beverly Smith - Interim Scholarship Coordinator | 812-888-4510


Javan Christenberry - Foundation Assistant