The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is proud to report that Illinois College achieved 26 percent alumni participation
during the 2012-2013 fiscal year
, which translates into 2,227 alumni donors. This is a significant increase in donors from 24 percent alumni participation the year prior. Illinois College's alumni participation rate is important because it influences national rankings from publications like U.S. News and World Report and affects the amount of grant funding the College receives each year. Ultimately, the number of alumni who give back to the hilltop community sends a clear message regarding the worth of an Illinois College education.
In addition, exceeded our monetary goal by almost $200,000, bringing in over $661,000
in donations to the IC Fund - our unrestricted annual fund - from alumni, students, parents and friends.
As a donor, you are considered a leader to the rest of the Illinois College community. As we set our sights on our goals for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, please consider doing one or more of the following:
:: Tell others why you give to Illinois College
. Have a conversations with your peers and fellow alumni, talk about your professors and memories of the Hilltop, tell them about how you stay connected to Illinois College and reinvest in your education.
:: Comment on the Illinois College Alumni Community Facebook page
with your giving story.
:: Encourage giving on Twitter
or #IllinoisCollege in your tweet.
Please help us achieve our goal of achieving 27 percent alumni participation and $635,250 during the 2013-2014 fiscal year. We appreciate your ongoing commitment to Illinois College.