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Mon, 4 May 2015 10:45 am CDT

James H. Moore Jr., a nationally recognized and award-winning fundraising professional with nearly 25 years of experience in public and private higher education, has been named president and chief executive officer of the University of Illinois Foundation, Board of Directors Chair Roger L. Plummer announced Monday.

Edward F. Ewald named interim president of University of Illinois Foundation

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:00 am CDT

The University of Illinois Foundation Board of Directors has named Edward F. Ewald, currently senior vice president for development, interim president of the Foundation effective October 18, 2014, according to UIF Board Chair Roger L. Plummer. A search will soon be launched to select a permanent replacement for outgoing Foundation President Thomas J. Farrell.

University of Illinois, UIF set new fundraising records, direction

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 9:01 am CDT

Thomas J. Farrell, president of the University of Illinois Foundation, wants to establish a new strategic direction for the University of Illinois to not only to raise more money, but also to engage its alumni and donors in supporting the University on various levels, including serving on volunteer boards and serving as ambassadors for the University.

UIF Names Ellen J. Ellison New Chief Investment Officer

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:00 am CST

The University of Illinois Foundation named seasoned investor Ellen J. Ellison as its new chief investment officer, effective Jan. 15, 2013. Ellison has more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector and was the former executive director of investments at the University of Miami.

Thomas J. Farrell named President/CEO of University of Illinois Foundation

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:03 am CDT

The University of Illinois Foundation has selected Thomas J. Farrell, a fundraising executive who has worked at several top private universities, as its new president and CEO, according to Jane P. Donaldson, Chair of the UIF Board.

U of I, U of I Foundation Eclipse $210 Million Mark for 5th Straight Year

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:08 am CDT

The University of Illinois and the University of Illinois Foundation had another banner year in fundraising for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2012. The University and the Foundation registered $210.6 million in outright cash gifts, pledge payments, annuities/ life income gifts and estate distributions, according to Walter Knorr, U of I chief financial officer and treasurer of the University of Illinois Foundation. This is the fifth consecutive year that cash gifts have eclipsed $210 million. Prior to the recently concluded Brilliant Futures Campaign, the $200-million threshold was only passed once.

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