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.
Through the University-wide day of philanthropy, alumni, faculty/staff, students, parents, friends, and the community can donate funds to support their areas of interest at Illinois State.
People often ask, “What are you passionate about?” Sometimes it takes a whole lifetime to answer that question. Susan Cameron ’79 had an inkling as a child that she acted on as an adult, combining her passion for dogs and supporting law enforcement with a gift during the Redbirds Rising campaign. Ever since her youth,
Traci Carte, director of the School of Information Technology, became the 1,857th Illinois State employee donor to help the campus community rise to the challenge issued by President Larry Dietz on Founders Day 2019.
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
Illinois Art Station is a new program aiming to provide children and youth in McLean County opportunities to grow and learn through visual art experiences.
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.
For Leonard Roth, philanthropy is not just a way to stay connected to Illinois State. It’s become his personal mission.
Although he will no longer be overseeing the 16 departments and schools belonging to CAS after retiring, Greg Simpson will ensure students attending Illinois State still receive support in their pursuit of an education.
Longtime faculty members Carson and Iris Varner are donating $1 million to the College of Business International Business Institute.