January 14, 2019 Nathan Handler sees his gifts to Illinois Computer Science as a way to help make sure student groups such as the ACM chapter continue to thrive.
December 14, 2018 Those who’ve taken advantage of the Grainger Match often say it was a key part of their motivation for giving.
November 15, 2018 Through their own scholarship support, Ira and Debra Cohen hope to help develop a culture of giving at Illinois CS. "These kids become mentors,” Ira Cohen said.
September 18, 2018 When he arrived at Illinois CS , Doug MacGregor was in a hurry to get an advanced degree and a job. But at Illinois, MacGregor found more than a path to employment.
July 27, 2018 “I certainly feel like giving back a little to Illinois just because it has given me a place to be – bring up my kids, work, do my research – that has a unique character.”
June 11, 2018 Since 2012, Sandra and John Rankin have funded a CS scholarship so that others can have the same opportunity that they had to get a college education at Illinois.
May 15, 2018 Illinois Computer Science graduate Ross Erlebacher and his wife, Susan Silver, have added to their longstanding ties to the University of Illinois with a new scholarship.
April 17, 2018 Before coming to Illinois, Paul Nash dreamed of working for Microsoft. His education helped make that happen. Now Nash is helping others follow their dreams with a gift to the Computer Science Visionary Scholarship Fund.
March 15, 2018 The Scott H. Fisher Computer Science Teaching Award recognizes instructors who embody an innovative spirit, dedication, and a focus on students.
February 18, 2018 David Simon (BS CS '05) has found CS's hands-on, group-based project coursework "to be incredibly valuable" in the real world.
January 11, 2018 Amy Moore-McKee won the Society of Automotive Engineers' Sid Olsen Engineering Executive of the Year Award in 2017.
Parents’ story, impact of Grainger Foundation match inspire Mei-Chin Tsai to provide major gift to fund scholarshipsDecember 15, 2017 Mei-Chin Tsai’s parents pushed her to focus on education. But that push came with a greater sense of urgency than most.
October 19, 2017 Dunn recently joined a growing list of CS @ ILLINOIS graduates leveraging matching funds from the Grainger Foundation.
August 16, 2017 Bill Gear and his wife Ann Lee Morgan have established a bequest that will provide financial support to CS @ ILLINOIS students and/or faculty, depending on the future value of their residual estate.
July 20, 2017 Marcin Kleczynski (BS CS ’12) has given a major donation to establish a named endowment supporting the Computer Science Visionary Scholarship Fund.
March 14, 2017 Fontaine Richardson's (PhD '68) generous support of the Gems summer camp has enabled scores of middle and high school girls to learn about computing and spur their interest in the field.
February 15, 2017 To acknowledge the critical role the University has played in his life, Scott Fisher (BS Psychology '72, MS CS '76) has committed an estate gift to establish the Scott H. and Bonita J. Fisher Endowment and leave a legacy at Illinois.
January 19, 2017 “The Visionary Scholars fund was a nice lever for combining my friend’s gift with additional funds to have a greater effect than the money on its own,” explained CS alumnus Ron Cytron, who envisions the scholarship aiding students who are underrepresented in computer science.
November 1, 2016 An outstanding leader in education and business, Richard T. Cheng (MS CS '69, PhD '71), who well knows the value of outstanding faculty, has endowed a professorship in the Department of Computer Science.
October 1, 2016 By taking advantage of Google’s Company Match Program, Joel Poloney has directed $10,000 to help students through the Visionary Scholarship Initiative and the CS Annual Fund.