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Paul O’Shea honored for Outstanding Advocate Leadership

On Wednesday, April 26, the University of Illinois Foundation announced Springfield native and long-time resident Paul O’Shea as the recipient of the 2017 William E. Winter Award for Outstanding Advocate Leadership. Read more about Paul O’Shea and his outstanding support for UIS…

Tom Lucchesi Joins Office of Advancement

In Spring 2017, UIS alum Tom Lucchesi joined the UIS Office of Advancement as a Director of Development. He will be focused on raising support for the College of Education and Human Services and Sangamon Auditorium. Read more about Tom’s story, including his experience at UIS (then SSU)…

Who’s Giving Now?

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals donates instrument to UIS Chemistry Department

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, located in Webster Grove, Missouri, has donated a High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) to UIS. Read more about the gift…

Richard and Charlene Osborne donate $1.5 million for the Student Union

“The Osbornes’ extraordinary gift for the student union demonstrates their generous spirit and strong confidence in UIS,” said Chancellor Susan J. Koch. Read more about the Osbornes’ gift…

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Gifts in Action

Child Advocacy Residential Lab program is underway

Great news! The first class of investigators, representing the central region of the state, completed their training on February 26, and a group from Cook County will also complete their required simulations this spring. Read more about this exciting initiative…

PNC Foundation funds Arts Start for a fifth year

Since its beginning in 2012, Sangamon Auditorium’s Arts Start has provided pre-show learning, professional development, and more than 6,000 event tickets to Head Start students, families, and teachers. Read more about PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great gift…

Scholarship Stories

UIS alumnus Dr. Dalitso Sulamoyo honored by the Illinois Association for Community Action Agencies