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#TogetherIC aims to help students affected by pandemic

4.23.2020

Illinois College is launching a campaign to raise funds for students facing unprecedented financial hardships and academic challenges because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gifts to the IC Fund make it possible to respond to students in an hour of need and demonstrate to them that our extended family of alumni and friends are a bedrock they can rely upon.
Kris Houser '91, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Gifts made to the IC Fund will help the effort to aid students coping with the sudden loss of access to food, housing, employment and the academic support that they depend on.

Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations Kris Houser ’91 explained that the campaign was developed in response to many dedicated alumni and friends of Illinois College who have contacted her office with questions about how to help students. 

"During challenging times, it's important to know that you can rely on a family network,” Houser said. “That's what #TogetherIC is all about. Gifts to the IC Fund make it possible to respond to students in an hour of need and demonstrate to them that our extended family of alumni and friends are a bedrock they can rely upon."

Houser notes that the IC Fund has always addressed students’ most immediate needs and will continue to do so during this time. Gifts will support a wide range of needs including scholarships, technology to stay connected, and day-to-day essentials including food for those students in need. 

To make a gift or learn about other ways you can help, visit www.ic.edu/TogetherIC
 

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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