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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.

New legislation proposes performance-based funding for U of I System

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 9:07 am CST

Legislation introduced Thursday would redefine the state’s long partnership with the University of Illinois System, providing predictable funding for university operations over the next five years in exchange for tangible performance goals that support Illinois students and serve the needs of the state.

The University of Illinois and Deloitte Foundation establish industry leading center for analytics education

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 8:55 am CDT

The Illinois College of Business is pleased to announce the launch of the “University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics” at Urbana-Champaign. A $5 million gift from the Deloitte Foundation and Deloitte’s retired and current partners, principals, managing directors and employees will allow Illinois College of Business to move to the head of class in business analytics education and talent development.

University of Illinois System, U of I Foundation Extend Fundraising Success

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 1:34 pm CDT

For 81 years, the University of Illinois Foundation and the University of Illinois have worked together to secure and manage private gifts from donors who are committed to the University and advancing its excellence in teaching, research and public engagement.

The Illinois Renaissance Continues

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 1:38 am CDT

It started in March, with the hire of coaching icon Lovie Smith. It continues now, with dramatic upgrades coming soon to Memorial Stadium. Plans call for an enhanced fan experience on the stadium’s east side, including new restrooms and concessions. Fans will also enjoy improved accessibility in the form of new entrances and elevators. Most compelling, however, are the changes intended for the south end of the stadium. There, the “horseshoe" stands will be demolished, replaced by a new south grandstand. In addition to amenities similar to those that will be found on the renovated east side, the area will feature greater seating capacity, with fans much closer to the action on the field. The grandstand will enclose the entire stadium, making it feel more intimate for our fans and more intimidating for our opponents.


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