About the Campaign
Build on the Past. Prepare for the Future.
Our founder, James Millikin, pioneered the idea of combining theory and practice in education, a startlingly fresh concept for his time.
Today, that philosophy is reflected in students who are taught to perform the skills needed for their areas of study in a campus environment that engages, challenges and energizes them to make their dreams a reality after graduation.
Just as in James Millikin's time, this is a defining moment. Transformational improvements to our campus environment must be made to provide even richer educational experiences for our students and guarantee that we can continue to compete with other top Midwestern universities.
Together, we can make it happen.
Together, we can Transform MU.
11|06 Help name a space in the new Center for Theatre and Dance in memory of Dr. David Golden
Help name a space in the new Center for Theatre and Dance in memory of Dr. David Golden, professor emeritus and former department chair. His family requested that donations be
sent to Millikin in his memory toward the goal of naming the green room
in the planned new Center for Theatre and Dance in his memory. To reach
this goal, we must raise $35,190.
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.
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
For two years, I served as a mentor for Millikin's freshmen students, an experience that helped me realize I truly want to be a teacher. I'm grateful to be the recipient of a scholarship that helps reduce my tuition costs and makes this dream possible. Scholarship sponsors play a vital role in helping reduce tuition costs. They are also great role models for inspiring future alumni to make the same type of commitment.
Student, Class of 2010