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The Illinois Legacy Challenge

In honor of the With Illinois campaign, a generous alumnus has donated $1,000,000 in matching funds to create the Illinois Legacy Challenge. If a donor documents a new planned gift with the University of Illinois Foundation (“UIF”) benefitting any Illinois purpose or an increase to an existing planned gift on record with UIF benefitting any Illinois purpose, that donor will have the ability to tap the matching pool to direct 10% (up to $10,000) of the new or additional planned gift’s value to immediately benefit one the following funds or another approved fund:

  • Krannert Center Unrestricted Fund (#332154)
  • Department of Dance Production and Enrichment Fund (#331296)
  • Theatre General Development Fund (#334122)
  • School of Music Annual Fund (#332905)
  • Fine and Applied Arts Annual Fund (#331630)

The Challenge will continue until the matching pool has been extinguished or June 30, 2022, whichever comes first. There are limitations on eligible planned gifts and planned gift donors. Please reach out to the Krannert Center Advancement team Cheryl Snyder (casnyder [at] (subject: The%20Illinois%20Legacy%20Challenge) 217.333.2533) or Bethany Whoric (bbwhoric [at] (subject: The%20Illinois%20Legacy%20Challenge) 217.300.6042) with any questions or visit the Illinois Legacy Challenge website.