Illinois Connection growing in size, influence

UIAA and the Urbana campus hosted the annual meeting of Illinois Connection, a grassroots advocacy network of alumni, students, faculty and supporters that was founded in 1993 to lobby for state and federal support.

We recently got a chance to say thank you to some loyal friends who have become a powerful voice for our great university.

The Urbana-Champaign campus hosted the annual meeting of Illinois Connection, a grassroots advocacy network of alumni, students, faculty and supporters that was founded in 1993 to lobby for state and federal support.

Membership has soared in the last three years, from 840 volunteer advocates to more than 10,000, and the growing choir is having an impact.

Their tireless efforts were a key in helping hold state funding nearly flat this year – a real victory considering the ongoing budget crisis in Springfield. And they have emerged as champions for a host of other causes, from pension reform to federal research funding.

Everyone who loves this university owes them a deep debt of gratitude. Their support is reinforcing our tremendous value to society, and the promise we hold for a better tomorrow.

 

-President Michael Hogan


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