With Illinois Campaign Milestone
March 11, 2021 12:02 PM

Dear faculty, staff and students,

We are delighted to share that through the overwhelming generosity of our alumni and friends and by virtue of the extraordinary vision of our academic leadership, we have reached our $2.25 billion With Illinois campaign goal!

While we are proud to reach this critically important milestone, our fundraising efforts will not stop. In addition to the respective priorities within each of the colleges and units, we will remain resolute in our commitment to secure private resources from now to the conclusion of the campaign in 2022 toward propelling bright minds, enabling our faculty to find solutions to the world’s challenges and elevating a university of distinction at the heart of Illinois.

We also remind everyone that reaching our goal doesn’t mean these dollars are immediately spendable or that we can use these funds for anything we choose. One-third of the gifts and commitments have been allocated towards our endowment while another one-third are deferred pledges that will be fulfilled over the coming years. The overwhelming majority of these funds have been given for specific purposes such as student scholarships, faculty support and capital projects and can’t be reallocated elsewhere.

The success of this campaign provides ample testimony to the appreciation our alumni have for their Alma Mater and the confidence our friends continue to bestow in the university’s mission. We invite you to celebrate with our entire Illinois family at with.illinois.edu/impact and learn more about the impact of With Illinois.

We are grateful for all your efforts in achieving this important milestone and appreciate your passion toward reaching even greater heights throughout the remainder of the campaign and beyond. Thank you for being With Illinois!


Robert J. Jones

Barry D. Benson
Vice Chancellor for Advancement

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