Inspiring Achievement

The Campaign for Illinois College

The $54 million raised by Inspiring Achievement: The Campaign for Illinois College will provide future generations of Illinois College students the life-changing opportunities the College has long given alumni. 

In 1829 our founders brought an enterprising vision to the prairie and changed the face of education in the region. The aim of Inspiring Achievement was to bring the Illinois College community together around a singular goal: to continue our tradition of excellence so that future graduates will join alumni as leaders in their professions and communities. And the IC community answered the call, making the Campaign a historic success and investing in a bright future for the College and its legacy, our students.

Across campus, Inspiring Achievement has already had a resounding impact on students' lives. The pages that follow illustrate that impact through the Campaign’s four pillars: recruiting and retaining talented students with scholarships, igniting leadership and learning with capital improvements, launching students toward success by expanding access to experiential learning opportunities, and making an immediate impact with direct support through the IC Fund.

Inspiring Achievement

“Illinois College, our present and future students, and the whole of the campus community owe you our sincerest thanks. As a donor and supporter of the Inspiring Achievement campaign, you have extended Illinois College's extraordinary legacy. You have inspired achievement and empowered students to make a difference in the world. Thank you.”

-President Barbara A. Farley

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