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.
Through what Tom Carroll ’84, M.S. ’89, calls the unfolding of his career, he has gone from earning B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology at Illinois State University to working as executive vice president and chief administrative officer at RR Donnelley, an international Fortune 500 company based in Chicago that employs 68,000 employees worldwide. Now, […] Read more
Artist and alumna Wonsook Kim '75, M.A. '76, M.F.A. '78, honorary doctorate of arts '19, and her husband, Thomas Clement, have made a $12 million gift to Illinois State in support of the College of Fine Arts and the School of Art. Read more
Zack Fortsch '83 is a member of the College of Business Hall of Fame and a tax partner at RSM US LLP ("RSM"), the fifth largest audit, tax, and consulting firm in the United States. Through gifts, commitments, and matching gifts, Fortsch has been responsible for more than $200,000 in donations to the University. Fortsch's scholarship, the William A. Fortsch Accounting Scholarship provides multi-year scholarships for accounting students. Fortsch's firm, RSM, has also been a strong supporter of Illinois State students and faculty. Read more