University of Illinois Announces Record $100 Million Campaign Gift Commitment to Support Science and Engineering at Urbana-ChampaignJun 06, 2007 08:10 AM
The University of Illinois announced a record $100 million gift commitment from alumnus Thomas Siebel during the kick-off of the largest fundraising effort in the 140-year history of the University.
A $22 million estate gift commitment from Dr. James A. and Marion C. Grant of Austin, Texas, will support an array of academic activities in the UIC College of Medicine.
A seven-figure commitment from Dr. Josef and Margot Lakonishok of Chicago will support the position of the dean of the College of Business on the Urbana-Champaign campus.
The University of Illinois launched the largest fundraising effort in the schools 140-year history on Friday, June 1. The goal of Brilliant Futures: The Campaign for the University of Illinois is to raise $2.25 billion to support students, faculty, research, programs and campus environments.
The Urbana-Champaign campus plans to use Campaign funds to cultivate leaders for the 21st century, provide excellence in academic programs, encourage breakthrough knowledge and innovation, create transformative learning environments and ensure that the best and brightest students have access to the Illinois experience.
The Springfield campus, now an accredited four-year institution, will utilize Campaign funds to offer innovative, high-quality liberal arts education, public affairs activities and professional programs.
University of Illinois Announces Major Gift Commitment to UIC College of Medicine During Launch of $2.25 Billion CampaignJun 01, 2007 08:05 AM
A $22 million estate gift commitment from Dr. James A. and Marion C. Grant of Austin, Texas, will support an array of academic activities in the UIC College of Medicine related to the mechanisms, treatment and prevention of emerging diseases arising from the immune system.
Campaign funds for the Chicago campus will help UIC focus on combining an urban university with the resources of a leading research institution to accelerate the discovery and sharing of knowledge, enrich student experiences, expand the Great Cities Commitment, promote healthy societies and offer broader access to academic opportunity.
Private Gifts to University of Illinois Increase by 22 Percent Over Previous Year - Total Endowment Grows to $1.787 BillionSep 15, 2006 10:00 AM
Gifts to the University of Illinois and the U of I Foundation for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2006, totaled $184.9 million, increasing by more than $33 million over the previous year, according to Stephen K. Rugg, U of I chief financial officer and treasurer of the U of I Foundation. Of the $184.9 million received, $40.9 million was subscribed to the U of I directly and $144.0 million was contributed through the U of I Foundation.
Private gifts totaling more than $15 million earmarked for University of Illinois programs at Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign were announced today (Friday, Sept. 15) at the U of I Foundation's 71st Annual Meeting.