Levi, Ray & Shoup Inc. (LRS) recently awarded Illinois College $50,000 to establish two endowments that will provide long-term support for the computer science department.
Illinois College President Axel D. Steuer said, “We are grateful for this generous gift from LRS that will provide additional opportunities for our computer science students and faculty members. These new funds will also help with the college’s ongoing fundraising efforts. Any alumnus or friend of the college can donate to the two new endowments LRS has established.”
Steuer said the annual proceeds of the Information Technology Fund will be used in support of computer science faculty teaching, travel and research; laboratory equipment and software; and student activities.
The second endowment, the Student Scholarship Fund, will make a new annual scholarship available for computer science majors who meet certain academic guidelines. Director of Financial Aid Kate Taylor said her office will guide the selection of the scholarship recipients.
Based in Springfield, LRS is an international provider of innovative IT solutions with offices around the globe.
“LRS currently employs a significant number of Illinois College alumni who hold key roles in our firm. We are glad to establish an important relationship with future computer science majors,” said LRS President Dick Levi. He continued, “In addition, I feel a special bond with Illinois College because my brother is an alumnus and my father attended the college.”