Dear campus community,

I’d like to invite you to celebrate the past, present and future of Illinois this Friday, October 13. From 7 to 8 p.m., Illinois will take center stage at State Farm Center to launch With Illinois, the most ambitious philanthropic campaign in our history.

This isn’t just another announcement—this is going to be an event to remember. To show our appreciation for the people who help make Illinois great and celebrate our impact on the world, we have put together a combination of audio, video and live performances that will bring the Illinois story to life. We’ve been changing the world for 150 years now, and we’re taking one night off from all of that hard work to brag and boast just a little bit about the accomplishments of the faculty, students, staff and alumni who have called Illinois home across the years. 

Afterwards, the celebration will continue with music and light dessert. We encourage you to invite your friends, family members and neighbors to join us for this exciting showcase. You can register for this free event here:

Illinois was founded to actively imagine and engage with the world around us to deliver a better future. We have done so with creativity, with passion and with innovation. You each play an important role in ensuring our Illinois excellence, and I hope you will join us as we come together to celebrate our legacy and envision a bold future.


Robert J. Jones 

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