The University of Illinois has launched Brilliant Futures: The Campaign for the University of Illinois, the largest fundraising effort in the school's 140-year history. The goal of the campaign is to raise $2.25 billion to support students, faculty, research, programs, and campus environments. According to U of I Foundation President Sidney S. Micek, the Foundation has received commitments of $990.8 million in gifts, grants, and pledges to the campaign as of May 29, 2007.
The Brilliant Futures Campaign publicly launches June 1 at an event at Chicago's Navy Pier. The Campaign began with its planning phase on July 1, 2003, and will continue through the end of 2011. Read more>>