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.
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.
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.
The University of Illinois Springfield proudly announces the establishment of a new named professorship, the first from a graduate honoring a former professor.
The University of Illinois’ Brilliant Futures Campaign has surpassed its $2.25 billion goal four months before the campaign’s Dec. 31, 2011, conclusion. As of Aug. 31, 2011, the University has gifts and commitments totaling $2.267 billion.
The University of Illinois and the U of I Foundation enjoyed another excellent year in private gifts received for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2011. The University and UIF raised $216.6 million—the third highest gift total ever, according to Walter Knorr, U of I chief financial officer and treasurer of the U of I Foundation. FY11 was the fourth consecutive year—and only the fifth year ever—that the University and Foundation eclipsed the $200 million mark in gifts received.
16 Gifts Totaling More than $18 Million to Benefit Urbana-Champaign Campus of University of IllinoisSep 23, 2011 10:31 AM
Sixteen private gifts totaling more than $18 million earmarked for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign programs were announced today (Friday, Sept. 23, 2011) at the U of I Foundation’s 76th Annual Meeting.
Shahid Khan, president of Flex-N-Gate Corporation in Urbana, Illinois, and his wife Ann Carlson Khan, have continued their generous support of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by making a gift of $10 million to fund the new north addition of Huff Hall. The addition, known as the Khan Annex, houses programs of the College of Applied Health Sciences, including the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability and the Master of Public Health program. The Khan Annex was formally dedicated at an event on Thursday, September 22.
Zachary Grotovsky, a 23-year-old senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a student caller for the University of Illinois Foundation. He recently wrapped up a wildly successful fall semester, prompting the Foundations calling center to rename its top fundraiser award the Zachary Grotovsky Excellence Award.
The University of Illinois and the U of I Foundation enjoyed another banner year in private gifts received for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2010.