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.

Donaldson Gift to the Illinois Leadership Center Makes History

Jun 08, 2020 10:00 AM

The Illinois Leadership Center (ILC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received the largest outright gift in the history of Student Affairs at Illinois with a $1.17 million gift from Jane and William (“Bill”) Donaldson.

Susan J. Koch named chancellor emerita at UIS

May 21, 2020 01:49 PM

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday appointed outgoing University of Illinois at Springfield Chancellor Susan J. Koch as chancellor and vice president emerita. Koch has announced her retirement from UIS effective June 30. The appointment, which will be effective July 1, confers upon her these honorary titles, which reflect her longstanding service to the university and University of Illinois System.

University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chair commits $100K for UIC’s frontline health care workers

May 20, 2020 10:20 AM

University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chairman Don Edwards and his wife, Anne Edwards, both alumni of the University of Illinois, 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, or UI Health.

A Message from the Foundation’s Investment Office

Mar 26, 2020 04:40 PM

As we navigate a challenging and global health crisis with possibly large and negative financial and economic impacts, the Foundation’s Investment Office would like to reiterate some of our guiding principles:

Statement on COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020 12:33 PM

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.