Campus Community Support
“Students are the reason I am here. Serving them and their education is our purpose, and that is why I give to Transform MU.” - Pat Pettit, Director, Information Technology
The Millikin campus community, including faculty, staff and contracted employees, has set an ambitious goal to motivate each of its members to support this campaign.
We believe it will enhance the Millikin experience for everyone, but most importantly, for the students who make working and teaching at the university so very rewarding.
Though the results of the campaign will benefit future students, it is the many students who have shared their dedication and passion with us through the years, who have given our work meaning and purpose.
To enhance the impact of individual employee gifts, a Participation Match has been established. For each Millikin, Aramark, or G4S/Wackenhut employee who commits a donation of any amount to the Campus Community Campaign between Sept. 20 and Dec. 10, 2010, generous benefactors from within the Millikin community will provide a matching gift of $10, including donations made in payments over the life of this five-year campaign.)
The Millikin Campus Campaign Committee
- Tina Cloney, Assistant Professor, Exercise Science and Sport
- Mary Garrison, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences
- David Horn, Associate Professor, Biology
- Mary Jane Linton, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
- Pat Pettit, Director, Information Technology
- Raphaella Prange, Assistant Dean of Student Development
- Pattie Smith-Phillips, Associate Director of Donor Relations, Alumni and Development
- Mary Spencer, Administrative Assistant, Department of Theatre and Dance
- Allison Webster, Coordinator of Student Programs
03|07 Caterpillar Donates $1 milllion
As a part of the Caterpillar Foundation’s previously announced investment in Millikin University, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, marked another momentous occasion as the Caterpillar Foundation made its second payment of $1 million in Millikin University. This investment is part of...
06|03 Caterpillar Foundation and Oberhelmans offer matching grants
The matching grant challenges are part of an $11.5 million total investment made to the “Transform MU” capital campaign by the Caterpillar Foundation and Caterpillar CEO Douglas Oberhelman ’75 and his wife, Diane.
03|28 $11.5 million commitment to Transform MU campaign
Through the combined generosity of Trustee Emeritus Doug Oberhelman '75, his wife, Diane and the Caterpillar Foundation, it is the largest pledge of support in the history of the university.
01|28 Campus Community Challenge a Success.
The three-month Campus Community Campaign concluded in December 2010 with 53 percent of the campus participating.
GIVING IN ACTION
Whether you donate to the university and invest in future students, volunteer your time at the university, or advocate for the school through recruitment or other programs, your efforts benefit the entire university community. Please join me and reinvest in Millikin today. The returns last a lifetime.
(Hired Four Millikin Graduates, Guest Speaker in the Business Program, and Alumni Donor)
Scott Flora, President, Covidien Surgical Devices
Alumni, Class of 1978
When I was invited to deliver the baccalaureate address during Commencement 2004, I challenged the graduating class to give something back to their new alma mater. Soon after, I had to honestly ask myself: “What have YOU done for Millikin?” My answer to that question resulted in a wonderful journey to establish the Smith/Orlandini Book Award, given annually to a student with demonstrated financial need in the department of exercise science and sport. This ultimately cultivated my desire to establish a permanent fund honoring my family's connection with Millikin.
Accordingly, I have taken steps to endow the Smith/Orlandini Scholarship. Additional support for the endowment has come from alumni family members, who share my pride in knowing that we are helping assist future generations of Millikin students.
Father Nicholas W. Smith
Alumni, Class of 1983
As anyone attending Millikin knows, the cost of fees, books and materials, and living expenses are daunting. The annual support I receive from scholarships is essential in helping me achieve my goals.
Student, Class of 2011