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Gifts In Action

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The old saying holds true – you get what you pay for. Every dollar you give is an investment that will help find solutions to the world’s most critical challenges in order to create abundant food and energy, a healthy environment, and successful families and communities. The College of ACES takes pride in making sure that we utilize your hard-earned dollars exactly as you intend. We take every dollar received through private support seriously, and we are happy to show you how your gifts transform lives and make an impact.

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Scholarship contributes to career investment

Lyle Orwig, Ag Comm ’74, credits much of his career success to the education he received in the agricultural communications program at the University of Illinois.

Illinois Corn Marketing Board

As the need for plant breeders increases, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board has again stepped up to meet the challenge by providing support for six additional fellowship years for graduate students in the University of Illinois Plant Breeding Center.

Arlys Conrad

Passion for international travel and agriculture led Arlys Conrad to make a gift to the College of ACES in order to assist students and the Global Academy. Our Global Academy has a major impact on faculty and positions the College for international partnerships.

Farm Credit Services

Farm Credit Services of Illinois and 1st Farm Credit Services each gave $1 million endowments to support agricultural programs that educate young people, train future agricultural leaders, and support higher education in agriculture.

Gary Martin

For Gary Martin and his wife of over 35 years, Pamela, the decision to give back to the College of ACES and the Animal Science program was a simple one.

Graduate teaching assistantship develops leaders

With the help of graduate student teaching assistant Candice Mazewski, food science students in the College of ACES have been refining their research and development skills in their capstone course, Product Development.

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