Illinois State University Quad in the fall

Rebuild the Red and White

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....
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Redbirds Rising campaign reaches record-breaking conclusion

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....
Pat Vickerman, President Larry Dietz, Wonsook Kim, Thomas Clement, and Jean Miller at signing of Kim's and Clement's $12 million gift agreement

Illinois State University names College of Fine Arts and School of Art in recognition of $12 million gift from alumna

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....
Front row (left to right): Judy Glaser, Bob Glaser ’58, MS. ’63, Gene Jontry ’58, Diane Jontry ’66 Back row (left to right): President Emeriti David Strand, agriculture communications and leadership major Madison Ballard, President Larry Dietz, computer science and mathematics major Basheer Becerra

University donors mentor class of 2019 students at Greet our Grads

“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 thanks loyal donors and announces challenge to the campus community

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....
Ed Manley smiling in Alumni Center, in front of the ISU seal

Preparing leaders to combat oppression

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....
Ken and Debbie Glover standing outside the Illinois State Alumni Center.

Meet campaign co-chairs Ken and Debbie Glover

The Glovers' leadership and support of the campaign is a result of their recognition for the impact ISU has had on them....
LaShanti Brown

Scholarship helps Redbird rise to prominence in her field

For LaShanti Brown '16, the memory of receiving a scholarship to Illinois State University is as clear as if it happened yesterday....
Richard Greenfield at Illinois State University

Too committed to fail

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 and Keith Smith

Video: A family of giving

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. ...