University of Illinois Foundation UK Limited Fully Operational in the United Kingdom
The University of Illinois Foundation UK Limited, established in 2016, is now fully operational and has launched their website at uif.org.uk. 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.
“The University of Illinois System is truly a global enterprise,” said James H. Moore, president and CEO of the University of Illinois Foundation. “We are proud to now have a stake in the ground in the UK and Europe to advance the mission of our great universities and to also more easily connect with our friends and alumni in their communities.”
In addition to providing giving information and tools, the UIUK Foundation website provides alumni and friends living outside of the US with a way to explore recent University of Illinois news specifically related to the UK and Europe.
Dalton Dwyer, an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has stepped up to serve as one of the first members of the UIUK Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
“I am thrilled to be a part of this new endeavor on behalf of the University of Illinois Foundation,” said Dalton, founder and managing director of Industry Corporate Finance, LTD London. “I know from my own experience that staying connected from Europe can be challenging. Establishing this office is a great step toward enhancing global connections and communities for the University of Illinois.”
About the University of Illinois Foundation UK Limited
The University of Illinois Foundation UK Limited is set up as an English charity operating to advance learning and education at the University of Illinois. It is recognized by the Charity Commission for England and Wales as a registered charity, and forms part of a dual-qualified charitable structure which is recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization.