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.
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."