The University of Illinois Foundation Celebrates New Philanthropy Center with Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Champaign, Ill. — The University of Illinois Foundation held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on June 26, 2024, to celebrate its new headquarters, the University of Illinois Philanthropy Center. Located near the corner of St. Mary’s Road and Fourth Street in Champaign, just east of the I Hotel and Illinois Conference Center, the 60,000-square-foot Philanthropy Center includes three levels of modern, flexible space that is designed to foster collaboration and community, honor and celebrate the generosity and impact of donors, and provide a welcoming space for hosting visitors.

Thomas Siebel Makes Transformative $50 Million Gift to establish the Siebel School of Computing and Data Science

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign announced the establishment of the Siebel School of Computing and Data Science, made possible by a transformative $50 million gift from Thomas M. Siebel. This cornerstone contribution will propel the university's leadership in computing and data science education and research, shaping the future of technology and innovation.

Christy Devocelle Honored with Prestigious CASE Award

University of Illinois Foundation COO/CFO Christy Devocelle received the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Commonfund College and University Foundation Award at the annual CASE Conference for College and University Foundations last week in Denver. The award is given to individuals who have made valuable contributions through best practices, distinguished service, and/or volunteer leadership to the college and university foundation field. University of Toledo President Brenda S.

Kellner Gift Establishes New Interdisciplinary Research Center at the Institute for Genomic Biology

Thanks to a generous gift from Bill and Julie Kellner, the Center for Neurogenomics, Behavior and Society will be established in their name to bring together a breadth of fields, including genomic biology, neuroscience, the social sciences, and social work. 

University of Illinois announces wide-ranging $5.75 million gift from alumnus Anthony J. Petullo

CHAMPAIGN, Ill – Gies College of Business alumnus Anthony (Tony) J. Petullo and his wife Bev have announced a wide-ranging $5.75 million gift to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The investment will be divided between the College of Fine and Applied Arts ($3.25 million) and Gies College of Business ($2.5 million) to support students, faculty, and the arts at Illinois.

University of Illinois Foundation Joins Innovative Partnership Seeking to Address Inequities in Planned Giving Programs

Champaign, Ill. — The University of Illinois Foundation (UIF) is proud to partner with Delaware State University (DSU), Norfolk State University (NSU), and The Planned Giving Initiative (PGI) to foster careers within the field of planned giving by helping to build knowledge and capacity around core best practices for  planned giving programs.

University of Illinois Advancement Internship Program 2024

The University of Illinois Advancement Internship is an exciting opportunity for talented undergraduate and graduate students to explore careers in the impactful and fulfilling field of higher education advancement.

88th Annual Meeting of the University of Illinois Foundation Celebrates Donors and Student Impact; Announces Fiscal Year 2023 Financials

Through gift and UIF endowment distributions, the UI Foundation transferred more than $270 million to the University of Illinois System, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), and the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS).

Dedication to the University of Illinois Leads to Purposeful Giving to Science and Medicine

Gifts from Jiri and Ana Jonas provide critical support for science and medicine at both UIUC and UIC As individuals, University of Illinois emeritus professors Jiri and Ana Jonas each stood out in their fields as educators and researchers. Together, they have established a philanthropic legacy at Illinois that will stand out forever.

Beth Gies Named to University of Illinois Foundation Board of Directors

The University of Illinois Foundation (UIF) is pleased to announce the election of Beth Georgia Gies to its Board of Directors. Gies was confirmed by a vote at the March 2023 meeting of the UIF Board of Directors. Her election brings the number of governing directors to a total of 24.