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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.

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.

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