University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chair commits $100K for UIC’s frontline health care workers
University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chairman Don Edwards and his wife Anne Edwards have pledged $100,000 to establish the UI Health Employee Relief Fund which will support health care workers at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. This newly created fund will be made available to those UI Health health care workers who have been personally afflicted with the virus or whose families have experienced financial hardships due to the pandemic.
A Message from the Foundation’s Investment Office
As we navigate the global COVID-19 health crisis, the Foundation’s Investment Office reiterates the guiding principles that will guide us during these challenging economic times.
Serving the generous and loyal supporters of the University of Illinois is always a top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to do our best to stay connected to our donors while also looking out for the health and well-being of our employees. We have canceled events, taken measures to allow many of our staff members to work remotely, reduced in-person meetings, and restricted non-essential travel. In the event that you encounter a longer than usual response time from any of our departments or staff, please know you are important to us and we are trying our best to maintain business as usual during these unprecedented and unsettling times.
Thank you for your patience.
The UIUK Foundation was set up by the University of Illinois Foundation to allow University of Illinois alumni and friends living in the United Kingdom and Europe to efficiently support higher education and to maximize the value of their charitable support through tax incentives available in the UK other European countries.
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