25 New Scholarships Established
At the 2011 Scholarship Benefactors and Awards Recipients Dinner, Illinois Wesleyan announced 25 new scholarships named in honor of the donors who made
New Look for Ames School of Art
A gift from Chuck '50 and Jay Ames '49 is providing renovations and a new entry for
the Ames School of Art.
Harrington Endows Professorship
Emeritus Professor Robert Harrington is establishing a new endowed professorship.
Armstrong Named Goodwill Ambassador
Flora Harris Armstrong '43 has been tapped to be Goodwill Ambassador for the Transforming Lives campaign.
Gift Supports New Building
A substantial gift from Kent '62 and Sue Wallace of Dallas will support the planned
Main Classroom Building.
Gifts Announced at Homecoming
Major gifts announced at Homecoming 2010 included more than $1 million given by Howard
and Sharon Linton Fricke '60.
16 New Scholarships Announced
Sixteen new scholarships were celebrated at the 2010 Scholarship Benefactors and Awards
New Endowment Funds Support School of Nursing
Two new endowment funds will support Illinois Wesleyan's School of Nursing.
Tucci Gift Establishes New Endowed Professorship
In a lasting tribute to the professors who transformed his life, Byron Tucci '66 has
established a new endowed professorship.
Gifts of All Sizes Make an Impact
Wesleyan Fund giving by alumni such as Amanda Watson '01 and Ross Straseske '06 will
be a key to the campaign's success.
Transforming Lives Campaign Announced
Illinois Wesleyan kicked off its $125-million Transforming Lives campaign and announced that $73 million has been pledged so far.
Chuck '50 & Jay Ames '49 Make $25,000,000 Endowment Gift
The Ames' gift, the largest in University history, will go to the endowment and be
used primarily to name endowed faculty.
Herbert & Susan Getz '77 $250,000 Scholarship Fund
The Getz Scholarship Fund will help keep the Wesleyan promise alive for students
who need financial assistance.
John '82 & Joann Horton $250,000 Wesleyan Fund Gift
Donations to the Wesleyan Fund, an annual giving program, provide financial assistance
to students and support for key campus programs.
Roger & Stevie Joslin $1,000,000 Building Addition
With this gift, the Memorial Center will be expanded with additional meeting, reception
and banquet space with views overlooking the main quadrangle.
Shirk Family Endowment Gift
The Shirk Center, an important asset to the campus and community, will maintain its
bright future with this gift from the Shirk family.
Coyner '54 & Donna Smith $250,000 Scholarship Fund
The Smith Scholars Fund will provide merit scholarships to students with high academic
Vinyard-Shepelak Family $500,000 Wesleyan Fund Gift
Gifts to the Wesleyan Fund help support a wide range of programs and activities,
ranging from student financial aid to campus life activities.
See a Photo Gallery from campaign kickoff galas in Bloomington and Chicago.
Watch a video recording of the Transforming Lives campaign announcement to faculty and staff.