University of Illinois System, U of I Foundation achieve record fundraising success in FY2018

Sep 21, 2018 09:00 AM

Urbana, Ill.— The University of Illinois System and the University of Illinois Foundation today announced record fundraising for fiscal year 2018 with $498.5 million in new business, comprised of new gifts, grants, pledges and deferred commitments.

U of I System enrollment grows to nearly 85,600

Sep 13, 2018 01:50 PM

Total enrollment increased to nearly 85,600 students across the University of Illinois System this fall, up 2.7 percent and rising to a record high for the sixth straight year.

University of Illinois Foundation UK Limited Fully Operational in the United Kingdom

Sep 10, 2018 09:15 AM

The University of Illinois Foundation UK Limited, established in 2016, is now fully operational and has launched their website at 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.

CASE Reuss Internships: Introducing the best and brightest to advancement

Aug 07, 2018 09:00 AM

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to introduce two young women, Nicole Evans and Mary Kate Hansen, to Grace Reuss, the widow of late UIF Director Bob Reuss over a stewardship visit. Nicole and Mary Kate have spent much of the summer with us at Harker Hall in an internship specifically designed to introduce them to the field of advancement and not-for-profit management.

Ghosh named vice president, CFO for U of I System

Jun 08, 2018 09:03 AM

Veteran administrator filled role in interim capacity since September

URBANA, Ill. – Avijit Ghosh, a former business school dean who has served in senior leadership positions across the University of Illinois System for nearly two decades, has been named the system’s permanent vice president and chief financial officer, President Tim Killeen announced today.

U of I System launches 'Altogether Extraordinary' marketing campaign

Apr 25, 2018 11:22 AM

Effort aims to highlight statewide impact and collective value

URBANA, Ill. – The University of Illinois System is launching an unprecedented statewide marketing campaign to increase public awareness and support of the three-university system’s far-reaching impact and collective value.

The multimedia marketing initiative is themed “Altogether Extraordinary” and showcases the U of I System’s state, national and global impact through the combined contributions of its universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield.

University of Illinois Launches Campaigns with Ambitious $3.1 Billion Goal

Nov 01, 2017 09:15 AM

The University of Illinois System has officially launched its largest—and most ambitious—comprehensive fundraising initiative that aims to raise $3.1 billion over the next five years to support students, faculty, academic, and research programs and facilities.

College of Business Receives $150 Million Naming Gift

Oct 26, 2017 11:23 AM

The College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be known as the Gies College of Business after an unprecedented investment from a distinguished alumnus. The gift, announced today, will accelerate progress towards being recognized as the best and most innovative business school in the nation.

University of Illinois System, U of I Foundation Endowment Shows Impressive 14.1 Percent Return for FY17

Oct 12, 2017 05:30 PM

For 82 years, the University of Illinois Foundation and the University of Illinois have worked together to secure and manage private gifts from donors who are committed to the University and advancing its excellence in teaching, research and public engagement.

UIS fundraising campaign seeks to raise $40 million to benefit students, faculty and the community

Oct 11, 2017 10:30 AM

The University of Illinois Springfield launched the public phase of the largest fundraising campaign in its history on Tuesday, October 10. More than 300 people attended the day’s events to kick off the capital campaign, “Reaching Stellar: The Campaign for the University of Illinois Springfield.”