Redbirds Rising is supported by the National Campaign Committee, a dedicated group of volunteers with representation from throughout Illinois State and led by three co-chair couples. These volunteers help extend the reach of the University in promoting the campaign and communicating about the impact of philanthropic support, by engaging with prospective donors to encourage support of Illinois State, and providing advice and consulting with university leadership about aspects of the campaign.
On Monday, December 2, faculty, staff, and students from the College of Business gathered to dedicate the Carson and Iris Varner International Business Institute in the State Farm Hall of Business. A $1 million gift from College of Business Professor Carson Varner and Professor Emerita Iris Varner, the largest faculty gift in Illinois State history, facilitated the space’s creation. Read more
For Susan and Stephen Kern M.B.A. ’80, giving to Illinois State is not just about lifting up future Redbirds. It’s a way to honor their mutual history with campus and ensure the vitality of the University they’ve come to love. Read more