In Recognition and Appreciation

 

Burnham and Nancy Neal Outstanding Philanthropist Awards

Founded in 1953 under the leadership and direction of H Ogden Brainard, the Eastern Illinois University Foundation has, since its inception, been dependent upon the generosity of volunteers to fulfill its mission of support to the University. Beginning in 1993, the Foundation has recognized and honored philanthropists whose spirit and overwhelming generosity will serve Eastern Illinois University and its students in untold ways far into the future. In 1997, the Philanthropy Awards were named after Burnham and Nancy Neal in recognition of their leadership, gifts and steadfast dedication to Eastern Illinois University.  

This award is bestowed upon individuals and organizations who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the academic and cultural well-being of Eastern Illinois University by providing sustaining financial support through lifetime contributions, and pledges or planned gifts as well as service to the University and the community.

1993

Newton Tarble Family
H Ogden Brainard (posthumous)
Richard A. & Molly Lumpkin (posthumous)
Errett & Mazie Warner (posthumous)
John S. & Margaret Redden (posthumous)
Lumpkin Foundation
USX-Marathon Group
Roger T. Roberson
EIU Department of Music
 

1994

No awards presented due to Centennial activities

1995

Grace Markwell Meier (posthumous)
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation
Consolidated Communications, Inc
Thomas M. Woodall
EIU Alumni Association

1996

Ray C. & Evelyn B. Duncan (posthumous)
Lake Land College Foundation
United Daily News
Kathlene Shank
EIU Greek System
 

1997

Jessie Voigt Allhands
Nims Associates, Inc.
Ramona Roberson
WEIU Radio-TV

1998

Walter & Lucille Klehm
State Farm
Sue Sparks McKenna
EIU Business Advisory Board
 

1999

Lois Elliott
Bonutti Orthopedic Services, LTD
Steven L. Grissom
EIU Parents Club

2000

Brenda Edgar
Foundation for Excellence
Marathon
Margaret C. Hollowell
EIU Panther Club
 

2001

Burnham Neal
Charleston Area Charitable Foundation
Edward Jones
Alice Shawver
EIU Campus Chapter Habitat for Humanity
 

2002

Newton E. Tarble Family
KPMG, LLP
Jack Schultz
EIU Accountancy Advisory Board

2003

Jim & June Giffin
Charles & Mariann Younger Foundation
Caterpillar, Inc
Shirley Moore
Beta Gamma Sigma
 

2004

Harold & Lois Joseph
Tawani Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Lectra USA, Inc.
John & Patty Luther
Dept. of Communication Disorders & Sciences

2005

Identa Moler Austin
First Mid-Illinois Bancshares
Judy A. Ethel
EIU American Marketing Association

2006

Max & Mary Cougill
College Access Foundation of California
Credit Union 1
Joseph Dively
EIU School of Business Advisory Board
 

2007

Ronald D. & Myra Jeffris
Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Foundation
Jon & Jo Ann Laible
Newman Catholic Center
State Farm Companies Foundation

2008

Patrick & Genie Lenihan
Harold Marker
Wesley Whiteside

2009
Barbara Heise Clark
Dr. Jerry D. and Margery Heath
Helen Price
C. Roger Sorensen

2010
Donor Who Wishes to Remain Anonymous
Florence Ballenger Estate
Louise E. Boewe
Dr. Garry E. and Janet E. Ernst
Herbert and Llynette Jane Lasky
Barbara R. Rennels Roberts
Carol A. Richardson

 

 2011

Dr. Helen Krehbiel-Reed
Joan B. Stough

 2012

Carl Mito
Julie Nimmons

2013

David and Phyllis Sardella

2014

To be announced

2013 Outstanding Philanthropist Award Recipients 

David and Phyllis Sardella EIU Foundation Board former President, Timothy Burke presenting the 2013 Outstanding Philanthropist Award to David and Phyllis Sardella along with EIU Foundation Executive Officer Jonathan McKenzie


 

 

 

 

 


 

  Honorary Lifetime Members

A lifetime membership in the Foundation is bestowed upon individuals who have brought significant recognition and attention to the University, have provided substantial lifetime contributions, or who have attained national or international prominence and prestige in their careers and lifetime endeavors.

 

2006

Louis V. Hencken

Harold F. Marker

2007

Jan Tarble

2008

Ivan "Ike" Kennard

2009

Jim & Brenda Edgar

Richard A. Lumpkin

Burnham E. Neal

2010

Max & Mary Cougill

2011

Dr. Nathaniel J. Anderson

Joan Embery

Rudy Hlavek

 2012

Ken Baker

Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Heath

 2013

No awards presented

  

 


Outstanding Foundation Members

This award is bestowed upon individuals who demonstrate the ideals of membership in the Foundation through their volunteer service to the Foundation and to the University's academic and athletic programs, providing the leadership, expertise, and knowledge essential for the work of its advisory and governing boards, administrative councils and committees, and its executives-in-residence programs.

 

2009

Michael Conlin

Ruth & Charles & Dow

Matt & Joyce Madigan

John Inyart

2010

Edward "Mac" Corley

 Jerry Myerscough

 James Schnorf

 

 2011

Jonathan F. Gosse

Sylvia R. Nichols

 2012

Alan Baharlou

June Bubeck Giffin

Dennis D. Spice

 2013

Dr. Ronald E. Gholson

Paul L. Snyder

 

 

2013 Outstanding Foundation Members

Ron Gholson 2013 OFM  

EIU Foundation retiring President Timothy Burke presenting the 2013 Outstanding Foundation Member Award to Dr, Ronald E. Gholson
 

 
 

Paul Snyder 2013 OFM

EIU Foundation retiring President Timothy Burke presenting the 2013 Outstanding Foundation Member Award to Paul L. Snyder
 

 

  

 

 

 


 

Annuitant Ambassador of the Year

EIU Annuitants serve as volunteer ambassadors for the purpose of assisting visitors and guests to the Neal Welcome Center. In recognition of the outstanding service provided by the members of the EIU Annuitants Association, and in appreciation of the ambassadors who have shown exemplary service and dedication to the effort, the EIU Foundation Board of Directors hereby recognizes the Annuitant Ambassador of the Year.

 

2005

Dave Maurer

2006

Eulalee Anderson

2007

Shirley Moore

2008

Carol Helwig

2009

Mary Coutant

2010

Dale Wolf

2011

Barbara Funk

 2012

Richard J. Barta

 2013

Edward "Mac" Corley

2014

To Be Announced 

 

 

Mac Corley

2013 Annuitant Ambassador Edward "Mac" Corley being presented the Annuitant Ambassador of the Year Award by Foundation Executive Officer, Jonathan McKenzie