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Illinois College’s first dedicated Day of Giving, a record-setting success


With the support of more than 700 donors from across the country, Illinois College’s first dedicated Day of Giving on March 15 raised over $210,000 in just 24 hours — a record-setting accomplishment for the College.

The daylong initiative, All in for IC, encouraged supporters to make gifts to the IC Fund which supports scholarships, study abroad, internships and community engagement opportunities for students.

Several anonymous donors matched gifts dollar-for-dollar to encourage increased support. Participants were able to track the campaign’s success throughout the day with an interactive website and social media posts.

Patrick Wagner, vice president of development and alumni relations, says he is grateful that so many people with a connection to IC participated in the campaign.

“The overwhelming response we experienced yesterday acknowledges that our students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends believe in our work and in the value of an Illinois College education. These funds will have a big impact by providing more opportunities for our students,” said Wagner.

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 about 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.

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