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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 them possible.


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.

Flo Armstrong

Armstrong Named Goodwill Ambassador 
Flora Harris Armstrong '43 has been tapped to be Goodwill Ambassador for the Transforming Lives campaign.

New Main

Gift Supports New Building
A substantial gift from Kent '62 and Sue Wallace of Dallas will support the planned Main Classroom Building.

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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 Recipients Dinner.


New Endowment Funds Support School of Nursing
Two new endowment funds will support Illinois Wesleyan's School of Nursing.

Byron Tucci

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.

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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 and Jay Ames

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.

Memorial Center

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 Center

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 potential.


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.


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Gala Gallery

▷ See a Photo Gallery from campaign kickoff galas in Bloomington and Chicago.

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Watch a video recording of the Transforming Lives campaign announcement to faculty and staff.