Donating with a purpose: Birds Give Back inspires new tradition for annual giving

Student hanging thank you note on wall during Birds Give Back.

The Illinois State University inaugural Birds Give Back – 1 Day for Change proved to be a raging success. With the participation from alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends, the event, held on February 28, 2019 raised over $625,494 from 1,734 gifts. Senior Director of Annual Giving Jillian Nelson said, “Birds Give Back was a

Rock your 2018 Redbird socks

photo of someone's feet wearing socks featuring the Redbirds Rising logo.

This year’s exclusive socks feature the logo for Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State, with fiery wing tips in the background and black trim.