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13 Major Gifts to Benefit Urbana-Champaign Campus of University of Illinois

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:07 am CDT

Thirteen private gifts totaling more than $11 million earmarked for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were announced today (Friday, Sept. 28, 2012) at the U of I Foundation’s 77th Annual Meeting.

U of I, Foundation Raise Record-Setting $2.43 Billion in Campaign

Thu, 24 May 2012 10:17 am CDT

The University of Illinois closed out its most ambitious fundraising campaign ever with gifts, commitments and pledges of nearly $2.43 billion for the Brilliant Futures Campaign. That is $179.6 million (8 percent) more than the announced goal of $2.25 billion; the campaign ran from July 1, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2011.

FMC Technologies Educational Fund Has Lasting Legacy

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 10:26 am CDT

When Bert A. Gayman graduated from the University of Illinois in 1897—a mere 30 years after the founding of the University—he may not have known the mark he would leave with an anonymous gift he would make more than six decades later. Now in 2012, the mechanical engineering graduate’s generosity and vision has created an indelible legacy, helping both undergraduate and graduate students pursue an education at the University of Illinois.

Micek to step down as UIF head in December 2012

Mon, 9 Jan 2012 10:28 am CST

Dr. Sidney S. Micek, president of the University of Illinois Foundation for the last 12 years, announced today (Jan. 9, 2012) that he is stepping down as the fundraising organization’s chief administrator.

University of Illinois Brilliant Futures Campaign eclipses its $2.25 billion goal 4 months early

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:34 am CDT

The University of Illinois’ Brilliant Futures Campaign has surpassed its $2.25 billion goal four months before the campaign’s Dec. 31, 2011, conclusion. As of Aug. 31, 2011, the University has gifts and commitments totaling $2.267 billion.

U of I and Foundation records third highest gift total ever at $216.6 million

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:33 am CDT

The University of Illinois and the U of I Foundation enjoyed another excellent year in private gifts received for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2011. The University and UIF raised $216.6 million—the third highest gift total ever, according to Walter Knorr, U of I chief financial officer and treasurer of the U of I Foundation. FY11 was the fourth consecutive year—and only the fifth year ever—that the University and Foundation eclipsed the $200 million mark in gifts received.

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