University of Illinois to Improve Crop Yield through Photosynthesis in a New Global Effort

Dec 10, 2012 10:02 AM

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a five–year, $25-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the photosynthetic properties of key food crops, including rice and cassava.

Thomas J. Farrell named President/CEO of University of Illinois Foundation

Oct 10, 2012 10:03 AM

The University of Illinois Foundation has selected Thomas J. Farrell, a fundraising executive who has worked at several top private universities, as its new president and CEO, according to Jane P. Donaldson, Chair of the UIF Board.

U of I, U of I Foundation Eclipse $210 Million Mark for 5th Straight Year

Sep 28, 2012 10:08 AM

The University of Illinois and the University of Illinois Foundation had another banner year in fundraising for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2012. The University and the Foundation registered $210.6 million in outright cash gifts, pledge payments, annuities/ life income gifts and estate distributions, according to Walter Knorr, U of I chief financial officer and treasurer of the University of Illinois Foundation.

13 Major Gifts to Benefit Urbana-Champaign Campus of University of Illinois

Sep 28, 2012 10:07 AM

Thirteen private gifts totaling more than $11 million earmarked for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were announced today (Friday, Sept. 28, 2012) at the U of I Foundation’s 77th Annual Meeting.

Lorber named UIS Vice Chancellor for Development and Senior Vice President of the U of I Foundation

Sep 20, 2012 10:11 AM

Jeff Lorber has been named Vice Chancellor for Development at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) and Senior Vice President of the University of Illinois Foundation (UIF).

U of I, Foundation Raise Record-Setting $2.43 Billion in Campaign

Mar 24, 2012 10:17 AM

The University of Illinois closed out its most ambitious fundraising campaign ever with gifts, commitments and pledges of nearly $2.43 billion for the Brilliant Futures Campaign. That is $179.6 million (8 percent) more than the announced goal of $2.25 billion; the campaign ran from July 1, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2011.

FMC Technologies Educational Fund Has Lasting Legacy

Mar 14, 2012 10:26 AM

When Bert A. Gayman graduated from the University of Illinois in 1897—a mere 30 years after the founding of the University—he may not have known the mark he would leave with an anonymous gift he would make more than six decades later.

$6M gift commitment from the Chez Family Foundation Toward Creating a Center for Wounded Veterans

Feb 09, 2012 10:27 AM

The University of Illinois announced plans to build a Center that will provide educationally integrated services to student veterans of recent conflicts who have sustained severe and multiple injuries.

Micek to step down as UIF head in December 2012

Jan 09, 2012 10:28 AM

Dr. Sidney S. Micek, president of the University of Illinois Foundation for the last 12 years, announced today (Jan. 9, 2012) that he is stepping down as the fundraising organization's chief administrator.

UIS graduate honors former faculty member with Professorship

Nov 04, 2011 10:29 AM

The University of Illinois Springfield proudly announces the establishment of a new named professorship, the first from a graduate honoring a former professor.