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.
Nancy Froelich exemplifies the Redbirds Rising campaign spirit through her lifelong commitment to giving back to her community. On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, family and ISU faculty and staff honored Froelich’s contributions to Illinois State University, just in time for the 100-year anniversary of Mennonite College of Nursing. Read more
The Illinois State University inaugural Birds Give Back – 1 Day for Change proved to be a raging success. With the participation from alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends, the event, held on February 28, 2019 raised over $625,494 from 1,734 gifts. Senior Director of Annual Giving Jillian Nelson said, “Birds Give Back was a […] Read more
Molly Velbeck is a student with her goals written out and there is no stopping her from achieving great things. Velbeck, a senior integrated marketing communications major and recipient of the C. W. Chan Endowed Scholarship and Enterprise Rent-a-Car Student Development Fund for Professional Sales, began her time at ISU ahead of the game. Read more