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University of Illinois Alumna Leaves $12 Million for two colleges on Urbana-Champaign campus

Mon, 23 Mar 2009 8:00 am CDT

The daughter of an Illinois farmer and teacher, Arlys Streitmatter Conrad graduated from the University of Illinois in 1944, had a successful career in the corporate world, and, after a longtime and fulfilling relationship with her Alma Mater, has honored the University with a $12 million endowed gift to be shared equally by the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS). Her estate gift Mrs. Conrad died on Sept. 6, 2007 allows the two colleges to address their most pressing priorities.

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