THANK YOU, JOHN AND CATHERINE (KATIE) HUTHER!
John and Katie Huther moved to Illinois from upstate New York in 1973 so John could take a job at the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Katie worked at UIS (then Sangamon State), including a position as acting Vice President for University Relations.
In the evenings and on weekends, Sangamon Auditorium brought both John and Katie to UIS. They loved the Auditorium’s symphony concerts, jazz, ballet, Broadway musicals, and many other cultural experiences.
Over the years, the Huthers have generously given their financial support to UIS, especially to the Auditorium. They understood that ticket sales alone would not support the Auditorium’s diverse offerings. For many years, Katie also served as chair on the Programming Advisory Committee of the Friends of Sangamon.
The John and Catherine Huther Scholarship Fund
The Huthers will soon be relocating to Seattle, but before they leave, they have found a new way to support UIS—by creating a current-use scholarship. For each of the next two years, an Illinois community college transfer student, who is a full-time undergrad in any major and who has financial need will receive the Huthers’ scholarship.
Thank you! Even though you will be leaving Springfield behind, you are generously continuing to provide support to UIS.
- Iron Mountain (support for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln)
- Maureen Schaff (scholarship for undergraduate student in College of Business and Management)
- Frank Marsaglia (scholarship for undergraduate athletes with financial need)
- Joe Terril (two scholarships)
- Horace Mann Companies
- Donors to Manny Velasco Athletics Scholarship
- Syma Mendelsohn (Syma R. Mendelsohn Endowed Scholarship Fund)
- Nancy and Charles “Chick” Chapin (Chapin/Lanphier Scholarship Fund)
- John Takeuchi (Scholarship for international students)
- Shellie and Tyler Treat (Treat Family Women in IT Scholarship Fund)
- Wayne and Margie Fox (Annual award for unpaid internships)
- Melissa Stout (the Jane and John Stout Educational Scholarship)
- Therkildsen and Barrows Families (Therkildsen Field Station)
- Sally Pancrazio (and many others)
- Paula (Polly) and Lou Myers
- Herb and Elizabeth Denniss
- Margaret Wepner