blog postsReligion receives $1 million to establish program in Jain studiesJun 11, 2021 8:15 am2 views The Department of Religion is receiving $1 million from a group of donors to establish Jainism as a course of study. It’s the largest gift that the department has ever received.Alumna’s $45M gift will create new home for Illinois ExtensionJun 1, 2021 3:30 pm646 views The gift will fund a new home for Illinois Extension. The Doris Kelley Christopher Illinois Extension Center will unite six state Extension offices currently on campus into one vibrant space.Orange Krush Foundation awards annual charitable grantsApr 16, 2021 9:00 am4 views COVID eliminated the Orange Krush's traditional fundraising methods, but they raised money through Orange Krush boxes filled with various apparel. Also, proceeds from Brad Underwood-autographed fan cutouts were donated to the community grants.Illinois surpasses $2.25 billion fundraising goal earlyMar 11, 2021 9:45 am993 views As of March 1, 2021, the With Illinois campaign has recorded $2.268 billion in gifts and commitments. Reaching this milestone is cause for celebration, but officials say the campaign is far from finished.New scholarship will expand access to veterinary professionFeb 26, 2021 8:45 am0 views 'My family and I wanted to put care into action and start removing the systemic barriers that have been preventing access to the veterinary profession for decades,' said Stephen Hadley, a 1987 Veterinary Medicine graduate.Help Illinois continue its innovative COVID-19 relief effortsDec 14, 2020 3:15 pm2 views In just a few months, we built a comprehensive testing, tracing and monitoring infrastructure that is unmatched anywhere in the country. Help us continue our innovative, imperative work to provide solutions for our campus and the world.Engineering alum pledges $1 million for Ubben expansion projectDec 8, 2020 8:45 am16 views The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced a gift of $1 million from 1986 Grainger Engineering graduate Bryan Ingram and his wife, Patti, for the Ubben Basketball Complex renovation and expansion project.Nobel Laureate Phillip Sharp recalls key moment at IllinoisNov 20, 2020 9:30 am9 views This was a significant turning point in Sharp’s young career - a turning point he is forever grateful to the University of Illinois for - and he went on to receive the 1993 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of RNA splicing. College of Media's largest gift establishes Frank Center for Leadership and InnovationOct 12, 2020 10:15 am6 views 'Now more than ever there is a critical need for good, solid, objective journalism in this country. We are encouraged our contribution will help create the highest level of learning for the next generation of journalists...' said Rich and Leslie Frank. Leadership Center receives largest-ever outright gift to Student AffairsJun 8, 2020 1:30 pm2 views 'Jane and Bill Donaldson's generosity will create groundbreaking opportunities for immersive engagement, focused on exemplary leadership competencies and real-world experience,' says Illinois Leadership director Gayle SpencerUniversity initiates fundraising program for student reliefApr 21, 2020 12:30 pm0 views The Illinois CARES: COVID-19 fund will help defray tuition, housing, other costs for students experiencing unexpected shortfalls due to COVID-19 – both for current needs, upcoming academic year.Yingying’s Fund announced at press conferenceAug 19, 2019 12:30 pm663 views At a press conference at 10 a.m. on Monday morning, the family of Yingying Zhang announced the creation of Yingying’s Fund, an endowment to honor the Illinois scholar.Yingying’s Fund announced at press conferenceAug 19, 2019 12:00 pm0 views The family of Yingying Zhang announced the creation of Yingying’s Fund, an endowment to assist international students in crisis and their families.Alumnus commits $1.5 million to the Department of ClassicsMay 1, 2019 11:45 am5 views The George Reveliotis Family Hellenic Studies Endowment will support a lecturer position in Classics, as well as scholarships, fellowships, and study abroad opportunities.Coming soon: The Grainger College of EngineeringApr 15, 2019 3:30 pm48 views The renaming of the College of Engineering recognizes $300 million in support from The Grainger Foundation and honors distinguished alumnus William W. Grainger.‘Validating a life well lived’: Track naming honors Gary WienekeApr 11, 2019 8:00 am15 views For a group of Gary Wieneke's former student-athletes, some of whom competed nearly 50 years ago for him, their loyalty, admiration for their head coach is reflected in a gift that exceeds $1 million.Levenicks' gift to iSEE, NRES elevates U of I work in sustainability, environmentFeb 21, 2019 8:30 am1 views 'As a growing world population must address its increasing food, clean water, energy, shelter, and basic health needs — without doing damage to the environment — we need leaders to emerge.' Stu LevenickBruce N. Barron and the REAM Foundation commit $5 millionMay 7, 2018 8:00 am10 views In recognition of this investment in Gies College of Business, the academy will be renamed the Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership.College of Business receives $150 million naming giftOct 26, 2017 8:30 am34 views The College of Business at Illinois will be known as the Gies College of Business after an unprecedented investment from a distinguished alumnus. College of Medicine begins recruiting first - tuition free! - classOct 16, 2017 8:30 am4 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first engineering-based medical school, has received preliminary accreditation and is recruiting students for its first classBe a part of the U of I's $2.25 billion campaignOct 13, 2017 8:00 pm1 views Illinois’ largest, most ambitious philanthropic campaign was introduced to donors, alumni, faculty and staff, students and local community members Friday eveningWe give because we careSep 24, 2016 10:00 am4 views The 2016 Campus Charitable Fund Drive kicks off September 19, 2016. Pledge your support today and make a donation.University’s first Lincoln Scholars set to graduateMay 9, 2016 1:30 pm8 views Students earned degrees with scholarships tied to Lincoln Hall renovationSmall but vibrant Program in Modern Greek Studies is expandingDec 10, 2015 3:30 pm7 views Gifts allow the program to offer more culture courses, develop a new academic minor and online courses, and improve cross-cultural understanding between the U.S. and Greece.Marajen Stevick Foundation gives $100,000 for journalism student internshipsNov 10, 2015 12:00 pm9 views A $100,000 donation from the Marajen Stevick Foundation in honor of former News-Gazette Publisher John Foreman will fund internships for young journalists at the University of Illinois.Klues Family Foundation gives $1 million to College of MediaOct 21, 2015 1:00 pm13 views The gift will provide scholarship support to underrepresented students in advertising who have significant financial need. Jack Klues is a 1977 advertising graduate. Monsanto gift helps create state-of-the-art soils labSep 21, 2015 11:30 am5 views "Investments such as this allow us to attract the best students in the world – students who will graduate and become the next generation of leading soil and crop scientists.” - Interim Chancellor Barb WilsonSkipping Christmas gifts, Illinois alumnae save to make mark on campusJul 23, 2015 11:15 am506 views By no longer buying Christmas and birthday gifts for each other, three Illinois alumnae and former Illini women’s basketball players were able to leave a more permanent campus reminder of their 40-year-old friendship. ACES students 'pay it forward'Apr 7, 2015 10:15 am346 views The brainchild of ACES’ student advancement committee, the month-long “I Pay It Forward: Students Supporting Students” campaign helps provide scholarships funded by student donations.Long after renovation, Lincoln Scholars program still growingMar 31, 2015 2:30 pm11 views Funded mainly through donors, the scholarship program selected its first nine Lincoln Scholars in fall 2012. It’s been growing ever since, providing assistance to students with unmet financial need and good academic standing so they can attend the U of I.