Joyce B. Grandorf


Presidents Circle Laurel Pin (2018)


Joyce B. Grandorf earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from the School of Education in Bloomington in 1964. While a student, she was a member of the IU Student Foundation, Mortar Board, and High School Journalism Institute.

Jim and Joyce's support Is wide-ranging - from the Kelley School of Business, School of Education, and College of Arts and Sciences, to the IU Auditoriums, Eskenazi Museum of Art, and Athletics. They strengthen the University's tradition for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence. Through their support, they have provided impactful opportunities for success among students and faculty.

Passionate about the performing arts, Joyce serves on the Board of Advisors for the IU Auditorium. Together with her husband, Jim, they made an endowment gift to establish the Grandorf Student Leadership Summit. This summit provides an opportunity for IU Auditorium student workers to attend a daylong conference, take part in keynote speeches on leadership, panel discussions, and group activities. She has also established the Joyce Grandorf Global Gateway Scholarship at the School of Education to allow future teachers to gain international perspectives and broaden the repertoire of skills they will bring to their own classrooms.

Joyce and her husband are also members of the Well House Society, Arbutus Society, and Directors Circle at the Eskenazi Museum of Art.