As we begin our fourth decade of awarding deserving students with scholarships, we are highlighting the incalcuable impact of financial support from both our donors' and students' perspectives. In this e-newsletter, we share real stories of donors who have brought their philanthrophic dreams to life.
Some donors have pledged outright support, while others have used financial strategies to maximize their giving to the College of Education. These gifts have made a lasting impression on students' lives; for some it has changed the trajectory of their career, and by extension, the field of education.
In fall 1989, the William Chandler Bagley Scholars Program awarded 21 scholarships and fellowships to deserving students within the College. This year, we will award more than 200 outstanding student recipients! This is only possible because of the ongoing generosity and financial support of our alumni, friends, faculty, and staff of the College of Education.
While Education has seen many changes over our history on this campus, the commitment to teaching, leadership, and service that compelled our faculty and students at the beginning of the 20th century is unwavering. As we look to close out the final two years of the With Illinois Campaign, we are committing to helping even more students earn their degree from Illinois and doing so by lessening the burden of student debt.
Specifically, we are taking this challenge head on and aim to raise an additional $1.5M in scholarship support for Education at Illinois students. Our goal is to make obtaining a degree in education more affordable, reducing student debt for our graduates by the time they step into their own classroom.
After reading these inspiring stories of giving and dedication, I hope you will join us in our mission to support the next generation of Education at Illinois teachers and leaders. To partner with us in this challenge, please call our office at 217-244-7228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk with us about making your philanthropic dreams a reality.
Yours in Orange and Blue,
Assistant Dean for Advancement
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