$1.5M launches effort FOR Carle Illinois student support programming

 

A new fund for Carle Illinois College of Medicine student support programming is being kick-started with a new challenge and generous donation from philanthropists Rick and Jeanene Stephens.

The Stephens’ have announced the Rick and Jeanene Stephens Family Challenge accompanied by $1.5M in support for the PHYLLIS M. WISE FUND FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE while encouraging others to help reach the ambitious goal of $5M.

The Rick and Jeanene Stephens Family Challenge is a call to action to be ambassadors and supporters for the PHYLLIS M. WISE FUND FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE at Carle Illinois.

The endowed fund will support a wide range of crucial student-centered programs outside of scholarships offered by Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.

During her tenure as Chancellor of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus from 2011-2015, Phyllis M. Wise championed the founding of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-focused college of medicine.

Rick and Jeanene Stephens launched the PHYLLIS M. WISE FUND FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE to honor Dr. Wise’s vision.

As a donor to the PHYLLIS M. WISE FUND FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE, donors will help Carle Illinois achieve accreditation, expand our student support programming, and grow as a leading medical program focus on innovation and economic force in the community.

Contact Jessica Breitbarth, Associate Dean of Advancement, Carle Illinois College of Medicine at 217-300-6939 or jhbreit@illinois.edu for more information.

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