Donor Profiles

Gear Establishes Legacy Gift to CS

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. 
Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski pays it forward, impact doubled by Grainger Match

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.

Richardson Gift Supports Young Women's Interest in CS

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. 
Scott Fisher

Fisher Gift Honors Wife and Endows His Legacy

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.
Ron Cytron

Legacy Gift Honors Friend and Enables More Student Scholarships

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.
Richard T. Cheng

Alumnus Cheng’s Gift Helps Retain & Recruit Exceptional Faculty

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.
Joel Poloney

Google's Corporate Match Boosts Poloney's Gift

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.
Roger Dickey (BS CS ’05)

Dickey’s Startup Company Supports Undergraduate Scholarships

March 1, 2016   A prolific software designer and entrepreneur, Roger Dickey (BS CS ’05) is supporting CS undergraduate scholarships because "the world needs more great engineers."