- Partners in Philanthropy (2022)
- Cornerstone Award
Aasif and Tasia Bade’s ties to IU and the state of Indiana run deep. Aasif, born and raised in Indianapolis, has long been a fan of IU. After attending North Central High School, he was a 21st Century Scholar at IU and graduated in 2003 with a B.S. in Finance from the Kelley School of Business. He developed a passion for IU sports that continues to this day. Aasif previously served on the Kelley School of Business Dean’s Council at IUPUI and has been a member of the IU Foundation’s Board of Directors since 2018.
Professionally, Aasif held positions at Duke Realty Corp. before starting Ambrose Property Group in 2008. As founder and CEO, he focuses on long-range vision, investor and client relationships, and investment decisions. Under Aasif’s leadership, Ambrose has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing e commerce/industrial real estate firms, with developments exceeding $1 billion in 2021 and projected at $2 billion in 2022.
In 2005, Tasia earned her B.S. in Psychology from Hanover (Ind.) College, then developed a love for IU while pursuing her MBA. Her career began in commercial real estate, then transitioned into a finance role for privately owned technology companies. She’s since dedicated her time not only to the couple’s children, Kamran and Alina, but also to her community, directly supporting women and children through various charitable organizations.
Aasif and Tasia Bade were driving forces in the construction of the Excellence Academy—the $48 million, 66,575 square foot facility that created a bold new “front door” to the IU Athletics campus. Offering IU student athletes the best resources to protect their health, safety, and wellness, The Excellence Academy also features the Bade Family Career Counseling Center. A full-time staff member and a purpose-built space are now dedicated to mentoring student-athletes as they prepare for life after IU.
The Bade family is focused on philanthropy that provides every child the opportunity to achieve their full potential and a shot at the American Dream, regardless of race or zip code. They care about serving their community and are instilling a love of service in their children. We look forward to their involvement in shaping students’ lives for years to come.