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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.

$6M gift commitment from the Chez Family Foundation Toward Creating a Center for Wounded Veterans

Thu, 9 Feb 2012 10:27 am CST

The University of Illinois announced plans to build a Center that will provide educationally integrated services to student veterans of recent conflicts who have sustained severe and multiple injuries. Tanya Gallagher, the dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences, announced that a $6-million gift commitment toward the establishment of the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education had been received from the Chez Family Foundation. The announcement was part of a press conference in the Khan Annex of Huff Hall by Governor Pat Quinn, who shared details about the Hiring Veterans Tax Credit.

Micek to step down as UIF head in December 2012

Mon, 9 Jan 2012 10:28 am CST

Dr. Sidney S. Micek, president of the University of Illinois Foundation for the last 12 years, announced today (Jan. 9, 2012) that he is stepping down as the fundraising organization’s chief administrator.

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