CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has kicked off a $2.25 billion fundraising campaign.
The News-Gazette reports the campaign is the university’s newest and most ambitious fundraising effort.
Chancellor Robert Jones announced the goal at the end of a performance at the State Farm Center on Friday night. The event coincided with the UI Foundation’s annual donor weekend.
Jones says the university already has raised $1.01 billion since a quiet fundraising phase started in 2014. The campaign’s public phase will run through 2022.
Jones says he knows the university will achieve its $2.25 billion goal and “together we will change the world.”
Other University of Illinois campuses have separate goals. UI Springfield announced a $40 million goal last week. UI Chicago will kick off its campaign Oct. 27.