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University of Illinois Brilliant Futures Campaign Passes 76% Mark Toward $2.25 Billion Goal

Fri, 2 Oct 2009 8:10 am CDT

The University of Illinois Brilliant Futures Campaign, the largest in the schools 142-year history, has passed the $1.707 billion mark towards its $2.25 billion goal as of Aug. 31, 2009.

U of I and Foundation Set Record, Eclipse $221 Million in FY09 Giving

Fri, 2 Oct 2009 8:05 am CDT

The University of Illinois and the U of I Foundation had a record-setting year for private gifts received for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2009.

11 Gifts to Benefit Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Springfield Campuses of University of Illinois

Fri, 2 Oct 2009 8:00 am CDT

Eleven private gifts totaling more than $23 million earmarked for University of Illinois programs at the Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield campuses were announced today (Friday, Oct. 2, 2009) at the U of I Foundations 74th Annual Meeting.

Statement by University of Illinois Fondation President Sidney Micek on the resignation of U of I President B. Joseph White

Wed, 23 Sep 2009 8:00 am CDT

"All of us at the University of Illinois Foundation, including our Board of Directors, are grateful to President Joe White for his outstanding leadership and many contributions to the University of Illinois."

U of I, Foundation have banner year in fundraising for FY09

Tue, 4 Aug 2009 8:00 am CDT

Despite a bad U.S. and global economy, private gifts to the University of Illinois and to the University of Illinois Foundation unofficially totaled $220 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2009.

Roger, Chaz Ebert Announce $1 Million gift for Film Studies Program at the University of Illinois

Wed, 22 Apr 2009 8:00 am CDT

Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, got two big thumbs up from the University of Illinois for a seven-figure gift to his alma mater. Ebert, a 1964 U of I graduate and widely regarded as the nations most visible and influential film critic, and his wife, Chaz, have made a gift of $1 million toward creation of the Roger Ebert Program for Film Studies Fund.

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