SMIFC: 2017 SMIFC Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors, without your support this Conference would not be possible.

Platinum Level

Networks Financial Institute

NFI LogoThe Networks Financial Institute (NFI) at Indiana State University was founded in 2003 through a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation. NFI strives to facilitate broad, collaborative thinking, dialogue and progress in the evolving financial services marketplace through student programs and research and thought leadership.

NFI is a leader in preparing students for careers in the financial services industry. Through the Networks Professional Development Program, we’re committed to developing tomorrow’s hardworking, knowledgeable, inquisitive and respected financial industry professionals by preparing selected high-potential undergraduate business students at Indiana State University through scholarship, professional development and experiential learning.

Stifel | Minas Sabau Porterfield Group

Stifel Minas Sabau PorterfieldAt Stifel, we have an acute awareness of our responsibility not only to ourselves and the integrity of our work, but more importantly, to our clients who trust us to uphold exceptional standards and values.

We realize that our clients are the cornerstone of our existence – and our purpose is to provide them with outstanding professional financial services and advice. We will always put the interests of our clients before our own. We believe in strong individual relationships that stand the test of time. Our knowledgeable Financial Advisors offer a personalized approach to finding the best strategies for your financial needs. We truly believe that by placing your needs and interests first, you will prosper. We are dedicated to providing innovative, creative, high-quality, and value-added products and services to help you pursue your goals.

As a part of this mission, we embrace and expect five core values:

  • Trust. Paramount in what we do externally and internally.
  • Respect. For all clients and all fellow employees under all circumstances.
  • Integrity. In everything we do, building trust and creating bonds that are difficult to break.
  • Attitude. Positive mindset is essential for maximum productivity and an effective working environment.
  • Commitment. To the mission in order to ensure our future independence.

TD Ameritrade

TD AmeritradeTD Ameritrade provides investing and trading services for nearly six million client accounts that total more than $400 billion in assets, and custodial services for more than 4,000 independent registered investment advisors. With clients placing, on average, approximately 400,000 trades each day, it maintains the leadership position it assumed when founder Joe Ricketts opened his doors in Omaha, NE, in 1975.


Gold Level

State Farm

State Farm logoFor more than 25 years, State Farm has enjoyed a strong relationship with ISU and the Scott College of Business, which has led to success for both our business students and the company. To State Farm, an investment in the Scott College and its students and programs is an investment in the future of the insurance industry and the communities in which we live.

As a result of State Farm’s philanthropic support, the Scott College of Business has received past and present scholarship support for its insurance and risk management, sales and marketing and management information system programs. State Farm has also provided funding for student development, summer internships, technology needs, student organizations, executives in residence, the Leader In Action program and the State Farm Circle of Influence Speakers Series. In the past, the company has also provided dollars for MIS high school competitions. In addition, State Farm has committed resources to form the Scott College of Business’ Career Experience Center, which later became the Center for Student Professional Development and today is known as the Meis Student Development Center. State Farm also assisted in the development of the financial trading room, which is part of the Minas Center for Investment and Financial Education in the Scott College.

Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium (SMIFC)