ACES Office of Advancement

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.

See the Impact:

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.

Illinois Soybean Association

Holding the title of Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) Scholar means quite a bit to five ACES students.

Donor encourages others to give back

Evelyn Brandt Thomas believes that if many people come together, even in a small way, to support a cause, the impact can be extensive. Co-owner and co-founder of BRANDT, she encourages others to join her in supporting 4-H, FFA and teaching young people about agriculture.

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.

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.

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