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Investors in Excellence

Investors in Excellence recognizes the University's most generous organizational investors with cumulative giving and commitments that have reached at least $25,000.


Organizations become part of Investors in Excellence when their cumulative outright gift, pledge, matching gift, or gift-in-kind total reaches at least $25,000. 


  • Advance information of select campus news, including messages from the President
  • Special communications to celebrate milestone years of loyal giving
  • Organizational representation at key university events
  • Name recognition on digital kiosks in Alumni Center and Bone Student Center
  • Gifts of $250,000 may be recognized with a personalized corporate impact report
  • Gifts of $1 million and up are recognized with personalized stewardship engagements

The Impact of Gifts


Partnership with COUNTRY Financial opens doors for Illinois State University students

For nearly 40 years, COUNTRY Financial has been a partner in efforts to dream big at Illinois State University.