Tuesday, January 17, 2012

UIS surpasses $28M fundraising goal

The University of Illinois Springfield has surpassed its $28 million fundraising goal for the U of I’s Brilliant Futures Campaign.

To date, UIS has gifts, pledges and commitments totaling more than $28.4 million. The $28.4 million is nearly 90 percent more than what the university raised under the previous Campaign Illinois initiative that concluded in 2000.

The campaign, which began in July 2003, is designed to support students, faculty, programs and campus facilities.

“It’s pretty cool,” said Vicki Megginson, associate chancellor of UIS and senior vice president of the University of Illinois Foundation. “It’s the community’s success as well.”

“Brick by brick, step by step, UIS is growing into an excellent institution,” said Susan Koch, U of I vice president and UIS chancellor. “The Brilliant Futures Campaign has helped to transform UIS into a university of substance, known here in Illinois and on a national level.”

The announcement was featured in an January 14, 2012, report in The State Journal-Register.

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