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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Surpasses $2.25 Billion Fundraising Goal Early
In 2017, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign publicly launched With Illinois, an ambitious $2.25 billion philanthropic campaign—the largest in the school’s history. Illinois is thrilled to announce that this bold campaign has surpassed this lofty fundraising target, a full year ahead of schedule.
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Gift named for Dr. Jerry Walker honors alumnus and belief in quality science education
Dr. Jerry A. Walker (BS, ’69) and Christine Walker, his wife, both earned advanced degrees in chemistry, worked in the pharmaceutical industry, and shared an unwavering belief that there is no substitute for a quality education in the sciences.
Christine Walker said that establishing the Jerry A. Walker Endowed Chair at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in honor and memory of her late husband is an expression of these beliefs.
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