Illinois College continues to invigorate its campus by renovating Crampton and Whipple Halls for 21st century uses. Whipple Hall, constructed in 1882, began its life as the second home of the Whipple Academy of Illinois College while Crampton Hall was the oldest student residence hall in continuous use in the State of Illinois from 1873 to 2006. For many generations of Illinois College students, including William Jennings Bryan, the Whipple Academy and Crampton Hall played formative roles in their education.
By renewing its Historic Upper Quadrangle, Illinois College will preserve the charm and beauty of the hilltop campus even as it ensures that the renovated spaces are environmentally friendly, accessible, climate controlled and visually appealing. The updated buildings will feature the new Al Habtoor Leadership Center, the Lincoln Archives, high tech classrooms and spaces flexible enough to host public events such as keynote speakers, concerts and receptions.
Naming Opportunities for Renewing the Historic Upper Quadrangle
Historic Upper Quadrangle :: $2,000,000
Al Habtoor Leadership Center :: $570,000
Whipple Hall Historic Schoolhouse Entrance and Foyer :: $500,000
Artifact Collection (Lincoln Memorabilia) :: $325,000
Classrooms (one named, three available at $300,000 each) :: $1,200,000
Whipple Hall Reception (First Floor) :: $250,000
Crampton Hall Vice President for Business Affairs Suite :: $150,000
Whipple Hall Reception (Second Floor) :: $125,000
Crampton Hall Gallery (Second Floor) :: $100,000
Crampton Hall Reception (Third Floor) :: $100,000
Whipple Hall Gallery (Student Showcase) :: $100,000
Whipple Hall American Disabilities Act Accessibility :: $50,000
Seminar/Conference Rooms (three at $25,000 each) :: $75,000
Geothermal Addition :: $35,000
Conference Rooms – Small (one named, two available at $10,000 each) :: $30,000
Offices (eight at $25,000 each) :: $200,000
Offices (19 at $10,000 each) :: $190,000
Break Rooms (two at $5,000 each) :: $10,000
Note: Italicized naming opportunities have been generously funded by donors.