Profiles in Giving
The College of Business is incredibly grateful for the continued generosity of its alumni and friends. Provided below are selected profiles in giving.
Arth has maintained strong ties to the College, visiting classes, mentoring students, and helping support the new Business Instructional Facility. He is younger than many typical donors, but says that he enjoys giving back because, like many supporters of the University, he wants to help ensure that current students have access to the same resources and experiences that have contributed to his success. Read full profile »
Doug and Linda Mills have donated generously to their community and alma mater through endowments for faculty chairs in the colleges of Business and Education and for Illinois’ head football coach position. Mills takes great satisfaction in giving back to the people and institutions that he believes gave so much to him. Among its alumni and students, the College of Business lauds Mills not only as a professional success, but as an individual who fulfills his responsibility to society with great spirit and integrity. Read full profile »
Tom & Nancy Sleeman
Tom Sleeman and his wife Nancy pledged $500,000 to endow a program in leadership training for undergraduate students at the College of Business. “The motivation for this gift is my feeling that it’s important for the College of Business to teach leadership, particularly business leadership with integrity,” said Sleeman. “I want to make sure future business leaders know how to lead, but I also want to make sure they lead in the right direction. Read full profile »
Mark & Shelia Wolfson
Mark Wolfson (’73 BS Accounting and Finance, ’74 MAS Accounting) and his wife Sheila have named the Faculty Lounge through a generous $250,000 gift to the College. In making this gift, Wolfson said that honoring the faculty was a personal priority. “As a student, the greatest gift I was ever given was being exposed to the teaching and research craft practiced by some of the most caring and committed professors I have ever met. I will be forever grateful for that. The College of Business faculty hold a particularly soft spot in my heart,” he said. Read full profile »