Dow Chemical Company Foundation pledged $2.5 million for improvements to the University of Illinois—$1million of the gift will go toward renovations at Turner Hall.
About the gift, Chancellor Phyllis Wise said “As a land-grant university, education in the sciences and agriculture are among our top priorities. Competitive facilities and technology will help our faculty prepare our students to answer the most critical questions of today and tomorrow.
“We are an established university, and we love our historic buildings,” Wise said. “However, some of them must be brought up to date to better accommodate our outstanding faculty and students. Dow’s gift addresses one of our greatest needs.”