The Eastern Illinois University Foundation exists for the following purposes:
To encourage and provide private support to Eastern Illinois University, including the region which the University serves, and to promote the ideals of volunteerism and philanthropy among alumni, friends and employees of the University;
To assist and support Eastern Illinois University’s educational and cultural mission through encouraging philanthropic gifts of cash, property and other materials of educational and artistic value.
To enhance the educational activities of Eastern Illinois University students and employees by participating in and supporting academic and artistic programming through scholarships and grants.
Throughout the “EI&U: Expect Greatness” campaign, I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our alumni and friends. The return on your investment of time, energy and financial gifts is impossible to quantify – it will be measured in improved lives and communities for generations to come.
On behalf of the students, faculty and staff, I thank you for your support. You are an integral part of the success of Eastern Illinois University, and we are grateful for your partnership.
William L. Perry
President, Eastern Illinois University