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FROM Chair alan Feldman

 

In February, I spent three busy days participating in University of Illinois Foundation Board meetings along with my fellow directors and leadership from across the System. I want to assure you that the Foundation Board takes its fiduciary role and the decisions we take in helping advance the University of Illinois very seriously. I am grateful to my fellow directors for their commitment, and recognize that, if we paid each of them for the time they volunteer in support of the Foundation and the universities, we certainly couldn’t afford them!

One of the highlights of our time together was getting a chance to hear updates on the university campaigns. As of March 31, 2018 the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reported that the WITH ILLINOIS campaign has raised nearly $1.3 billion of a $2.25 billion goal, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC had raised over $330 million toward a $750 million goal, and the University of Illinois Springfield’s campaign Reaching Stellar had secured over $21.1 million in commitments toward a $40 million goal.

These campaigns and their collective success will help make the impossible possible at our three universities. I know that each of you is committed to helping us reach our goals. I also know that it will take all of us. And it will be Altogether Extraordinary.

 
Alan
 
 

 

 

 

FROM PRESIDENT JIM MOORE

 

At the University of Illinois Foundation Board Meeting in February I had the opportunity to sit down with the Chancellors from each of our unique universities and ask them to spend some time in conversation about how the work of the Foundation’s governing body and the work of their academic enterprises connect to create opportunities. Each university Chancellor has the task of overseeing complex and dynamic enterprises that all come together as one University System, and I wanted to share with you, the Foundation Members, what each Chancellor addressed when asked about the priorities and opportunities they face, more often than not, uniquely.

 
 
 
 

University of Illinois Springfield Chancellor Susan Koch

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University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones

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AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE

 

Each edition of UIF Insider provides us with the opportunity to highlight Foundation Members. Please click the link below to hear from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumnus and former Illini football team captain and offensive MVP, Stu Levenick. Stu and his wife, Nancy, recently made a $5 million leadership gift for the construction of the new Illinois Football Performance Center and a generous gift to the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria.

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