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Fundraising Campaign Largest Ever for Illinois Wesleyan

Transforming Lives Raises $141 Million

Celebrating the Transforming Lives Campaign

Oct. 28, 2014

President Richard F. Wilson announced to the University’s Board of Trustees and its campus community on Monday, Oct. 27, that the Transforming Lives fundraising campaign reached $141 million, which was $16 million over its $125 million goal, when the books were closed on July 31. This is the largest and most successful campaign in the history of the University. 

“When we announced this campaign in May 2009, many were concerned because of the economic downturn that had taken place in the nation at the end of 2008,” Wilson remarked. “However, reactions from loyal alumni and friends and two very important leadership commitments convinced us that we should proceed with this historic effort.”