Connecting you to our nonprofit and fundraising expert resources
Questions about charitable gift planning? Interested in understanding more about trust services within an academic setting? Want to clarify how life income arrangements actually work? Get some feedback on best practices in the area of stewardship?
University of Illinois Foundation professionals offer expertise in key areas of fundraising and development management, and they can help address your questions. An index of topics and related subject matter experts is listed below. If you need expertise in a subject not listed here, please contact Don Kojich, Vice President, Marketing and Communications and he will be pleased to direct you to the appropriate resource.
Jacquline N. Schweighart
Director of Engagement and Donor Relations
Areas of expertise: Donor recognition, donor relations, giving society information and volunteerism.
Gift Planning and Trust Services
Edward F. Ewald
Senior Vice President for Gift Planning, Trust Services and Campaign Management
Areas of expertise: Bequests, Campaign management, charitable lead trusts, life income gifts, life insurance, retained life estate, retirement accounts and testamentary trusts.
Lea Ann Gross
Director of Stewardship Services
Areas of expertise: Donor intent, donor [gift] pledges, matching gift programs, stewardship program development.