To ensure that the University is prepared to continue to support students facing unexpected financial obstacles, University Advancement is encouraging all Redbird alumni and friends to help Rebuild the Red and White.
Illinois State University concluded its largest fundraising campaign on June 30, raising $180.9 million during Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State. The historic campaign was supported by 56,143 donors.
Artist and alumna Wonsook Kim ’75, M.A. ’76, M.F.A. ’78, honorary doctorate of arts ’19, and her husband, Thomas Clement, have made a $12 million gift to Illinois State in support of the College of Fine Arts and the School of Art.
“We do not get the chance, often enough, to meet with the donors who give back to the institution that gave them so much. Tonight, we are able to meet some of the men and women who did so and continue to provide today’s students with an enhanced education,” said President Larry Dietz during Greet Our Grads, a dinner for donors and class of 2019 students on Monday, April 22 in the Bone Student Center’s Old Main Room.
President Larry Dietz announced a Redbirds Rising campaign challenge to more than 200 of Illinois State University’s loyal annual donors during the Loyalty Circle Breakfast on Founders Day.
When Ed Manley reached out to give back to the University, he was focused on supporting efforts to combat the oppression of any group. He found a perfect fit, supporting the College Student Personnel Administration program.
The Glovers’ leadership and support of the campaign is a result of their recognition for the impact ISU has had on them.
For LaShanti Brown ’16, the memory of receiving a scholarship to Illinois State University is as clear as if it happened yesterday.
He almost failed the third grade. By the seventh grade, his teacher had given up on him, predicting he’d be lucky to make it through middle school. But Richard Greenfield, born with lead poisoning, never gave up on himself. On Saturday, he’ll graduate with a bachelor’s degree in politics and government. And this time, a
Julie ’89, M.S. ’92, and Keith Smith ’97 have established the Karen Griffith Parker Scholarship in the Mennonite College of Nursing in honor of Julie’s mother, Karen Griffith Parker.