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Grainger Foundation pledges $25M to match engineering scholarship gifts

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 8:41 am CDT

The foundation will match scholarship gifts dollar-for-dollar—up to $25 million. An anonymous donor has already given a new $1 million gift to the initiative, which will be matched immediately.

Now Accepting 2017 CASE Reuss Advancement Internship Applications

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 1:51 pm CST

The CASE Reuss Advancement Internship at the University of Illinois Foundation seeks to increase and diversify the number of professionals in educational advancement. This program is designed to attract students (undergraduate and graduate) who may not have previously considered a career in institutional advancement. It was made possible by the generous foresight and vision of late University of Illinois alumnus and UI Foundation Board Director Robert P. Reuss ’39.

Chicago doctors use stem cells to cure sickle cell disease

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 9:45 am CST

Sickle cell disease can cause debilitating fatigue, chronic pain, even death. But now what was once a life sentence may be no more. Doctors in Chicago say they are curing sickle cell disease in adults.

Illinois Music

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 9:50 am CST

Opera singer and Illinois music professor Nathan Gunn has been nominated for a 2017 Grammy in the Best Opera Recording category. 

Important 2016 Year-End Giving Announcements

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 8:00 am CST

The University of Illinois Foundation offices will be closed at 5:00 CST on December 22, 2016 through January 2, 2017 in observance of the holidays. Regular business hours will resume at 8:00 a.m. CST, January 3, 2017, however staff will be monitoring phone messages and email during the holiday break, should assistance be needed with a year-end gift intention. 

Illinois Innocence Project wins release of wrongfully convicted Decatur man imprisoned for 18 years

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 9:55 am CST

A Decatur man walked free from the Macon County Courthouse today thanks to the efforts of the Illinois Innocence Project (IIP) at the University of Illinois Springfield. Newly discovered DNA evidence proves that Charles Palmer did not commit the 1998 murder of William Helmbacher.


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