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ALL IN FOR IC set for March 11

2.18.2020

Illinois College’s third annual day of giving, ALL IN FOR IC, will be held on Wednesday, March 11. A dollar-for-dollar match provided by generous donors for the day will double all gifts made to the IC Fund.

For the past two years, IC’s Day of Giving has set fundraising records by engaging hundreds of participants throughout the world. Last year, ALL IN FOR IC raised over $270,000 for the IC Fund. This year, the College is aiming for 600 participants, an increase over last year’s goal of 500 donors. 

The daylong fundraising drive benefits the IC Fund, a student-support fund with an annual goal of raising $1,000 per student to ensure each of them has access to scholarships, internships, innovative academic programs, study abroad, athletic opportunities and expanded community engagement.

According to Kris Williams Houser ’91, executive director of development and alumni relations, the IC community has had a tremendous response year-over-year to this effort, and ALL IN FOR IC continues to be a vital giving event for the year-long IC Fund campaign. She said the IC Fund is especially important this year because the College has record enrollment, but most students still need additional assistance even after earning scholarships.

"The IC Fund is a building block to everyday student success and a pivotal cornerstone of the College's budget. Every gift makes a difference in maintaining the qualities that make the Hilltop special," Houser said. 

Illinois College President Barbara A. Farley said the momentum for this day has built over the last few years and the College anticipates that March 11 will bring even more excitement and support for current and future IC students.  

“Our entire campus looks forward to this day and there is a buzz on campus as we watch each new gift come in. This day represents a chance for us to come together as a community of alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends to change the lives of students,” Farley said. She adds that the IC Fund is a major component of IC’s ongoing $50 million campaign, Inspiring Achievement: The Campaign for Illinois College, which publicly launched in May 2019. 

To make a gift and watch results on March 11, visit www.ic.edu/ALLIN4IC. More information will be provided through Illinois College’s social media channels. Several regional ALL IN FOR IC events will be held at locations, including Buffalo Wild Wings and Leo’s Pizza in Jacksonville and Engrained Brewery in Springfield. 

To learn more about ALL IN FOR IC, visit www.ic.edu/ALLIN4IC or contact the Office of Development and Alumni relations at 217.245.3046 or development@ic.edu

To make an even greater impact, consider becoming an ALL IN FOR IC ambassador. Learn more here

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Visit www.ic.edu or call 217.245.3467 for more information.

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