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University of Illinois Foundation Breaks Ground for New Headquarters

May 09, 2022 11:30 AM

Urbana, Ill.—The University of Illinois Foundation gathered staff, colleagues, and friends on May 9, 2022 to break ground for a new building that will create an innovative and collaborative new space for philanthropy in support of the University of Illinois System and its three universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield. This ceremonial groundbreaking was held on the building site near the corner of St. Mary’s Road and Fourth Street in Champaign, Ill., just east of the I Hotel and Conference Center.

Janet L. Gooch named Chancellor of University of Illinois Springfield

Mar 22, 2022 02:25 PM

Janet L. Gooch, the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Truman State University, an accomplished higher education leader and educator, has been named chancellor of the University of Illinois Springfield and vice president for the University of Illinois System, pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees at its May 19 meeting.
 
Gooch will take office on July 1 and succeed interim Chancellor Karen M. Whitney, who has served in that role since July 1, 2020. Whitney followed Chancellor Susan Koch, who retired in 2020.

Ron Filler (‘70 LAS) to be inducted into the Futures Industry Association Hall of Fame

Mar 10, 2022 09:07 AM

University of Illinois alumnus and philanthropist Ron Filler (‘70 LAS) will be inducted into the Futures Industry Association Hall of Fame next month at the organization’s 2022 conference in Florida. The FIA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets.

Travis Shore Named University of Illinois Foundation Chief Investment Officer

Jan 12, 2022 11:30 AM

The University of Illinois Foundation (“UIF” or “Foundation”) Board of Directors and Foundation President/CEO James H. Moore, Jr. today announced the appointment of Travis Shore as the new chief investment officer (CIO). Shore has been at Vanderbilt University for the past eight years leading the private and public investment teams as the deputy chief investment officer. Shore was selected after an extensive and competitive national search. He will begin his new role this spring.

UIF Student Worker Uncovers Unexpected Treasure

Dec 07, 2021 09:51 AM

Ava Oros had no idea what she might find when assigned the task of helping the University of Illinois Foundation (UIF) organize information around gifts of farmland through the years as their first-ever farmland student worker.

The University of Illinois Foundation Releases FY21 Financial and Endowment Report

Sep 30, 2021 01:46 PM

URBANA, Ill. — Today the University of Illinois System and the University of Illinois Foundation released fundraising information for Fiscal Year 2021. The Foundation reports $400.2 million for cash* and $446.0 million for new business**—the second year running that both figures crossed the $400 million threshold.

University of Illinois Advancement Internship Program 2021

Mar 17, 2021 10:19 AM

The University of Illinois Advancement Internship seeks to increase and diversify the number of professionals in educational advancement and the experience will be primarily focused on the advancement program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, though exposure to the UI System will be included. 

The University of Illinois Foundation Releases Financial Report for FY20

Oct 22, 2020 09:00 AM

For the first time, both cash and new business exceed $400 million; UI System campaign progress at 91 percent toward goal

$7.5 Million Gift to the College of Media Establishes the Richard and Leslie Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media

Oct 12, 2020 10:00 AM

The College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today announced that its students will benefit from a suite of enhanced professional experiences, thanks to a $7.5 million gift by Rich and Leslie Frank of St. Helena, California. The gift, the largest in the College’s history, will establish the Richard and Leslie Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media.

Statement on the Blackbaud Data Incident

Aug 07, 2020 12:00 PM

On July 16, the Foundation was notified of a security incident by Blackbaud, a leading provider of software and cloud solutions for the non-profit industry. Based on research, as well as forensic experts, Blackbaud believes the data was not disseminated or made available publicly before being destroyed. The information exposure incurred by the University of Illinois was limited to anonymized, aggregate data used in compiling performance and benchmarking reports. There was no exposure of any personally identifiable information of any University of Illinois constituent.