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Will you be a True Blue Champion?

The True Blue Scholarship Challenge is a three-day matching challenge campaign to raise $320,000 from alumni and friends to help fund annual scholarships for Millikin students. From April 27-29, each gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, by an anonymous donor — up to $160,000.

The Basics
$320,000 for Students. April 27-29.

The Rewards
A reward video or other thank you prize to donors will be released on social media and posted here as we reach specific funding milestones.

Ways to Give

  • Write a check and mail or deliver it to Millikin Alumni & Development Office, 1184 W. Main St., Decatur, IL 62522.
  • Call the Alumni & Development Office toll free at 1.877.JMU.ALUM to make a pledge.
    OR

Give now!‚Äč

Other Matching Dollar-for-Dollar Challenges

  • Four trustees will match all gifts from current, emeritus and former trustees up to $40,000.
  • Kevin Mathews ’91 and his wife, Lisa, will match all gifts from first-time donors up to $15,000.
  • Anonymous alumni couple will match all gifts from alumni with class years 1990-2015, up to $8,000.
  • David ’80 and Susan ’82 Peters will match all gifts from 1980s alumni up to $5,000.
  • Sue Pilling ’74 will match all gifts from 1970s alumni up to $5,000.
  • Eric Zollinger ’97 will match all gifts from CFA alumni up to $3,000.
  • An anonymous parent couple will match all gifts from Theatre and Dance alumni, parents and friends up to $3,000.
  • Tom Kreller ’86 will match all gifts from football alumni up to $2,000.
  • Jim McBride ’66 will match all gifts from 1960s alumni up to $2,000.
  • A 1950s alumni couple will match all gifts from 1950s alumni up to $1,500.
  • Rick and Linda Podeschi will match all gifts from current and former parents plus friends of MU up to $1,500.
  • President and Mrs. Patrick White will match all gifts from current students up to $1,000.
  • Several class members from the classes of 2005-09 will match all gifts from members of those classes up to $500.
  • Several members from the classes of 2010-15 will match all gifts from members of those classes up to $500.

Join the fun, and tell others!

  • Share your personal support of this challenge and the reward videos on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other accounts. See below for some suggested posts for you to use.
  • Wear blue to work April 27-29.
  • Email your photo in Big Blue gear to millikinquarterly@millikin.edu or post your photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram tagged #giveMU and/or #TrueBlue, and we’ll share it on the Millikin Alumni Facebook page. Tell your friends!
  • Encourage your friends and family to give, and watch this page for updates. 

Have questions?
Contact Mandi Landacre Podeschi ’02, Senior Director of Development

 

How Blue Are You?

A

  • Anonymous
  • Carolyn Dunkirk Abshire
  • Dr. and Mrs. Edward Acheson
  • Ms. Rebecca A. Adams
  • Barbara and Charles Ahlenius
  • Mr. and Mrs. Syed Ahmad
  • John Albers
  • Mr. and Mrs. James A. Alexander
  • Bob and Lynn Alfers
  • Amanda A. Strange Allen
  • Altic, Emily
  • American Chemical Society - Decatur Springfield Section
  • Ernest K. Ameyaw
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Andersen
  • Katherine A. Anderson
  • William and Peggy Anderson
  • Anderson, Kevin and Lashonda
  • The Andreas Foundation
  • Aper, Jeff and Sandy
  • Aremu, Matthew
  • Arends, Linda and Erwin
  • Dena A. and Jonathan P. Arendt
  • Charles R. Armstrong and Edel Alonso
  • Joanne Roney Armstrong
  • Mr. and Mrs. Barrett L. Arnold
  • AT&T
  • Martha Ann Carlson Attaway
  • Rev. and Mrs. Dean T. Austin
  • Ronke M. Austin
  • Ruth and Geoffrey Axt
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Aylesworth

B

  • Rebecca Bowers Bailey
  • John and Jan Baird
  • Mr. and Mrs. William M. Baird
  • Ms. Audrey D. Baker
  • Barbara E. Baldwin and Gregory J. Pickens
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher E. Ballard
  • Ballinger, Austin
  • Mr. Larry T. Balsamo and Ms. Charlene G. Callison-Balsamo
  • Erin T. Baltazar
  • Dr. Stephanie R. Bandy
  • Gail Roberts Banek
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Bankson
  • Mr. and Mrs. John S. Bargielski
  • Ms. Nikki Barker
  • Mrs. Barbara Jean Barnes
  • Grace E. Barnett
  • Brandon J. and Kelsi R. Barney
  • Barrick, Carrie
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Bass
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Bateman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bateman
  • Ms. Katherine M. Bates
  • William and Sarah Beaman
  • Marshall James Beard
  • Beasley, David
  • Charles R. Beck
  • Patricia B. Becker
  • JoAnn Lytle Beggs
  • Mrs. Robert H. Behrend
  • James Belman and Darol Ferneau Belman
  • Karen L. and Steven Bender
  • Shirley Gilman Bennett
  • Mr. and Mrs. E. Raymond Benson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tim Bergemann
  • Debra A. Bergman and Dale Rouch
  • Molly M. and Alex H. Berry
  • Berthelon, Thomas
  • Mike and Gina Biggs
  • Kristie Biggs
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Bilyeu
  • Mr. and Mrs. Victor W. Binkley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Birch
  • Ryan W. Birt
  • Joshua S. Black
  • Black, Robert
  • Mr. and Mrs. Randell S. Blackburn
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Blair
  • John R. Blakeman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Phillip B. Blankenburg
  • Dan and Pauline Bockhorn
  • Mr. James A. Bohnsack
  • Stacey Cullen Boland
  • Jack E. Bolen
  • Bollman, Steven
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bongaarts
  • Mrs. Linda K. Bookwalter
  • James A. and Leslie Bothwell
  • Bottorff, Jeffery
  • Mr. and Mrs. James M. Botts
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dale C. Boulier
  • Bowen, Jean and Gary
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Bradd
  • Robert E. Brame
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Brandon Jr.
  • Branham, James S.
  • Mr. and Mrs. William J. Braun
  • Shawn L. Bray
  • Wayne C. Brei
  • Mr. and Mrs. Claire L. Brenner
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Bressner
  • Brickey, W. L. Time
  • Briggs, Mikel S.
  • Mrs. Amy M. Brilley
  • Ms. Lauren R. Bringman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Brooks
  • Alan N. and Marilyn K. Brown
  • C. David and Sally Brown
  • Cynthia S. Brown
  • Dale E. Brown
  • Mr. Ellery Brown
  • Eric L. Brown
  • Dr. Howard M. Brown
  • Betty Brown and Orville Brown
  • Mr. Robin L. Brown
  • Mr. and Mrs. Keith Brown
  • Tanderia S. Brown
  • Dale E. Brown
  • Karen L. Brown
  • Mr. Marcus L. Brown
  • Marquise L. Brown
  • Bob and Marilyn Brozio
  • Mr. Louis E. Bruce
  • Andrew D. and Carol E. Bruder
  • Nancy DeWitt Bruno
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Brunson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Brunson
  • Vickie J. and Charles E. Buckingham
  • James E. and Sondra S. Bugg
  • Bull, Donna
  • Deborah A. and Raymond Bunn
  • Mrs. Monica D. Burtley-Miller
  • Baxter and Tracy Burton
  • Dr. Larry and Mary Kay (Gisolo) Burton
  • Dona Morine Burwell
  • Jason and Amanda Butterick
  • Jeanine M. and Jerry Buttimer
  • Adam Buxton
  • Franklin H. and Jaime Byers

C

  • James D. Cable and Kristopher Taylor
  • Nathan and Stephanie Sciutto Calcari
  • Mrs. Vicki L. Caldwell
  • leah A. camp
  • Judith Henry Campbell
  • Dr. Robert A. Campbell
  • Gina A. and Ed P. Canny
  • Jaclyn R. and Thomas M. Cantwell
  • Marci Reeve Carballido
  • John and Susan Cardamone
  • Carey Mary L.
  • Adam W. Carlisle
  • Beverly A. Gulick Carmean
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Carnahan
  • Carter Dopke, Nancy
  • Dean and Doris Cates
  • Jacqueline M. Chaidez
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Chamberlin
  • Edward H. and Junia E. Chant Jr.
  • Beth Horneker Christ
  • Chuck Beck Piano Services
  • Peter V. Churukian
  • Alita C. Ciaccio
  • John E. and Natalie J. Cimino
  • Mr. Corey M. Clabaugh
  • Mr. Glen D. Clapp
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Clayton
  • Ms. Kathryn E. Coccia
  • Coins, Laura
  • Alan and Merry Cole
  • Collins, Kelsey
  • Bill Compton
  • Compton, Molly
  • Carol Trolia Condon
  • Courtney Condon
  • Condon, Nancy
  • Rachel M. Cook and Andrew Freeman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Allen Cooke
  • Carol L. Cooley and Thomas E. Cooley
  • LaQuita M. Cooper
  • Mr. James L. Cope
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Coppenbarger
  • Laura Lefmann Corbo
  • Roberta E. Cottom
  • Country Journal Publishing Co. Inc.
  • Mr. Jack L. Coventry
  • Betty Hansen Culley
  • Carlton B. and Sylvia M. Cummings
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cummins
  • Lou Curey

D

  • Michelle L. Damery and Daniel J. Freyburger
  • Alfred and Carolyn Dammann
  • Consociate Dansig
  • Mitzi Massey Dare
  • James M. Davidson
  • Naomi Edwards Buck Davis
  • Sandy S. Davis
  • Kenneth R. Davis
  • Ms. Marilyn S. Davis
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Davis
  • Dayton, Melissa
  • Kevin C. and Anne S. Deary
  • Mr. and Mrs. Harland H. DeGroot
  • Delaney, Lindsay
  • Frank Delgado
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark DeLima
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery D. Derrick
  • Scott S. and Christine A. Detwiler
  • J. Rayne and Robert L. DeVivo
  • Dr. Janice G. Devore
  • Marjorie Parker Devore
  • Helen L. Joynt DeWitt
  • Lynn A. Dexheimer
  • Kimberly J. Dial
  • Dickson, Kira
  • Dean and C. Ann Dietrich
  • Robert J. and Madeline M. DiPlotti
  • Frank and Judith Hand Dobai
  • Kimberley A. and Robert Dodenhoff
  • Patrick D. and Michelle D. Doherty
  • Krista R. Dolgner
  • James E. Donahoe
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arvin Donley
  • Amanda C. Donohoe
  • Janet Saum Dorn
  • Dr. Marybeth Drechsler Sharp and Mr. Sean Sharp
  • Victoria Dudleston
  • Alan P. and Mary E. Duesterhaus
  • Jacqueline Dumitrescu
  • Mr. Stephen C. Duncan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Dunham
  • Urbane D. Dunlap Jr.
  • The Reverend Wayne Dunning
  • Ms. Megan B. Dyson

E

  • Mr. Stephen R. Eades
  • Ms. Janice L. Earl
  • Samantha and David Eberhardt
  • Belva Curry Edwards
  • Bill and Diane Edwards
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin N. Eells
  • Ms. Barbara J. Ehling
  • Lynn E. and Sharon L. Elbert
  • Mrs. Carol M. Elder
  • Rene L. Elks-Cedillo and Julio Cedillo
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tony Enrietta
  • Jack Erickson
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jon E. Erickson
  • Janet Ernst
  • Janet Ernst
  • Mr. and Mrs. Matthew M. Erwin

F

  • Janet L. Fabry
  • Adam G. Falasz
  • Farber, Jeffrey
  • Farley, Danielle
  • Michael and Elizabeth Fay
  • Linda Carrol Sullivan Fellows
  • C. Steve Ferguson
  • Drs. David and Laura Ferguson
  • Trevor J. Ferre
  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • Westley Field and Jeanine Genter Field
  • Danielle R. and William Fields
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Richard Fisher
  • Miss Theresa M. Fitzgerald
  • Ms. Rebecca A. Fletcher
  • Scott D. Fletcher
  • Jacquelyn Breese Flint
  • Ms. Pamela M. Folger
  • Joseph M. Foltz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Foltz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Carroll G. Ford
  • Dan and Chris Foster
  • Mrs. Jean Foster
  • Mr. Kyle D. Fowler
  • Martin J. Franek
  • Ms. Penny Frank
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frazee
  • Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Frazier
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Freese
  • Andrea R. Freligh
  • Lesa Kraus Friedrich
  • Mr. and Mrs. William R. Friend
  • John D. and Karen D. Fritchley
  • Sheryl L. and Kenneth D. Frye
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Frystak
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Fueger
  • Mr. and Mrs. James W. Fuller
  • Funches, Lakeeya
  • Jessie Ann Fyffe

G

  • Ariana C. Gaines
  • Dr. Samuel Galewsky and Ms. Sandra Lindberg
  • Mr. Seth C. Garren
  • Mr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Garrett
  • Mr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Garrett
  • Sarah Gillogly Garwood
  • Mr. Matthew L. Gazda
  • Kristine S. and Steve J. Geggie
  • Don and Janet Geibel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Geier
  • Mr. and Mrs. David T. Gendry
  • Robert M. Gentle
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Georgelis
  • Andrew B. and Kimberly A. Gerk
  • Gettis, Klayten
  • Cheryl Krell Gewing
  • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony P. Giannino
  • Mr. and Mrs. David L. Giertz
  • Kristy L. Gifford
  • Mr. William N. Ginos
  • Givens, Bob
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Glass
  • Dr. Laurie A. Glencross
  • John A. and Rebecca R.Glimco
  • Glore, Leslie
  • Rev. John L. Glosser
  • Glowinski, Donnie
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Goltermann
  • Gomer-Buzo, Oscar
  • Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Gondek
  • Mrs. Susan L. Goodwin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Gora
  • William D. Grant
  • Linda Graves
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard I. Gray
  • Mr. and Mrs. Erik M. Grebner
  • Mr. Gordon D. Gregory
  • Gregory and Kathryn Griffin
  • Daniel A. Gritti
  • Grove, Derek and Amy
  • Marsha L. Groves
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Guffey
  • Mrs. Janice N. Gulick
  • Mr. and Mrs. Timothy K. Gustin

H

  • Barbara J. Hackman-Williams and Henry G. Williams Jr.
  • Ms. Amy K. Hagen and Mr. Keith Waterman
  • Ms. Elizabeth E. Hain
  • John E.S. Hale
  • John and Ruth Ann Hamilton
  • Dennis R. Hamilton
  • Allison C. and Matthew W. Hannam
  • Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Hanson
  • Matthew J. Hanssel
  • Mr. and Mrs. C. Thomas Harrington
  • Mr. Chris P. Harrison
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Harshman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Craig Harshman
  • Diane Dodson Hart
  • Thomas W. and Carrie A. Fullerton
  • Mr. Zachary T. Hays
  • Lt. Col. and Mrs. Donald R. Hayton
  • Ellen Rogers Hazelrigg
  • Ms. Whitney T. Heckman
  • Hedger, Mitch
  • Andrew P. and Molly E. Heise
  • Mr. and Mrs. Melvin R. Heisserer
  • Les and Leah Hellemann
  • John and Betty Helm
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Helmus
  • Steve and Kathy Hengst
  • Mr. and Mrs. James H. Henson
  • Dr. Mary E. Herald
  • Bill Heyduck and Florence Hagen Heyduck
  • Kevin D. and Sue E. Hickey
  • Hill, Emily
  • Beverly A. Hinton
  • Elden Hironimus
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Hironimus Jr.
  • Walter Hoffmann
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Holeton
  • Mr. Matthew D. Holley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Holmes
  • Mr. and Mrs. Allen Holt
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Gregory Holthaus
  • Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Hood
  • Dr. and Mrs. John T. Hortenstine Jr.
  • William L. Horton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D. Hotwick
  • Kathlyn J. Housh
  • Mr. and Mrs. James V. Howard
  • Ben Ramsey Howenstine
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian L. Howland
  • Mr. Dylan C. Howser
  • Janet L. and Douglas A. Hubbard
  • Mr. Matthew P. Huels
  • Sunny E. and Linda Hull
  • Darrah M. Hulva
  • Hunt, Tim
  • Patricia Ranken Hunter
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hupp
  • M. Stephen Huss MD and Carol Hopkins Huss
  • David P. and Susan L. Husted
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dirk Hyland

I

  • Mr. and Mrs. Craig P. Ingold
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Insolia
  • Mrs. Chesley A. Isaac
  • Kirsten E. Iversen
  • Rebecca A. Ives

J

  • J B Training Solutions
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Jachino
  • Kristen M. Jackowski and Mike Merrill
  • Antonio P. Jackson
  • Jerald and Miriam Jackson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Jackson
  • Dr. Joshua E. and Sarah D. Jacobs
  • Jan Breckenridge James
  • Ruby F. James
  • Barbara Hughes Janes
  • Sevie L. Jarrett
  • Stephen R. and Lisa A. Johansen
  • John Ullrich Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eric Johnson
  • Marian Jenne Johnson
  • Ms. Ronette Johnson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Neal K. Johnson
  • Ms. Sarah K. Johnson
  • Sharla Jolly
  • Cassidy J. Jones
  • Dale and Liz Jones
  • Ms. Lolita A. Jones
  • Mr. Chad E. Jones and Dr. Stacey L. Jones
  • Ms. Leah M. Jones
  • Ms. Marlene Jones
  • Scott D. Jones
  • Jordan, Kenneth
  • Ryan and Marlene Jorstad
  • Lyle Junge
  • Mrs. Emmett H. Jurgens

K

  • Allen A. Kaisor
  • Ms. Alexandra M. Miller
  • David W. Kanervo
  • Karwatowicz, Isabela
  • Douglas E. and Kathleen A. Kassing
  • Edwin H. Kaufman Jr.
  • Amber D. Kaylor
  • Kelly, Verne C.
  • Frederic L. and Kimberly D. Kenney
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Kern
  • Nancy Hoerner Kester
  • Ms. Hilda R. Kidd-Barber
  • Mr. and Mrs. Seth A. Killey
  • Amy Kindred Johnson
  • Mr. Ramon R. Kirby
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kirchner
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Kirn
  • Kisly, Cheri
  • Mr. Charles Kitson Jr.
  • Sara Belcher Klein and David Klein
  • Ms. Karen Klein
  • Andy Knotek and Tricia Knotek
  • Kyle N. and Alyse M. Knust
  • Stephen C. and Tonya M. Koch
  • Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kopatz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Elmer F. Kostenski
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Kreller
  • Karen J. Krows
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenton Kuddes
  • Dr. Mark and Janet M. Kuhnke
  • Ed and Larene Carlson Kuncar
  • Mr. William E. Kunz

L

  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Lacey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Keith Laidler
  • Lynette A. and Toby Lambert
  • Dr. Thomas T. Lambirth
  • Lisa Landacre
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael N. Landacre
  • Jessica M. Landgrebe
  • Christine Eve LaPorte
  • Kristin Parkinson Larsen
  • David P. Lauerman
  • Ms. Debra Lawson
  • Vicki L. Lee
  • Ms. Rosalind R. Leeck
  • Charles T. and Nancy J. Leek
  • Lori T. and Jarred W. Leeper
  • John and Judy Leeseberg
  • Mr. Charles W. LeHew
  • Debra A. Lehman
  • Mr. and Mrs. David A. Leighty
  • Paul and Sarah Lidy
  • Mrs. Mary V. Linder
  • Ms. Melissa A. Lindow
  • Roselyn V. Lindsay
  • Craig S. and Gail P. Lithgow
  • Miranda C. Lofgren
  • Alice Weidner Logan
  • Mrs. Marilynn Logan
  • Timothy A. and Suzanne R. Lohrstorfer
  • Mrs. Leah V. Lookabaugh
  • Lovelass, Broc
  • Jennifer M. Lust

M

  • Marilyn Mullins Maccanelli
  • Ethel Findlay MacKenzie
  • Madden, Erin
  • Ms. Kimberly A. Madigan-Vought and Warre
  • Dr. Jessica L. Madsen
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Magoulias
  • Mahoney, Thomas
  • Norma Krenzer Malerich
  • Ms. Lindsay C. Malone
  • Mrs. Jacqueline D. Manahan
  • Amy J. Mandrell
  • Sarah E. Mann
  • Mr. and Mrs. William M. Manning
  • Jean Keller Markel
  • Naomi E. Marsh
  • Linda Lorraine Booth Marshall
  • Mr. and Mrs. David H. Marshall
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Martina
  • Kay Dees Mason
  • Lee and Keri Mateer
  • Nancy Dehner Mathews
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin L. Mathews
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lester B. Mathieson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark G. Matlock
  • Catherine Matula
  • Tammy M. and Don C. Maxwell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher P. McAllister
  • Kenneth J. and Shirley A. McArdell
  • Kathleen M. McArthur
  • James L. McBride
  • Jake McCammack
  • Douglas McCarthy
  • Sarah A. McConnell
  • James and Karol McCormick
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. McCoy Sr.
  • John H. McDaniel
  • Ms. Marlise L. McDaniel
  • John McDonagh
  • Melissa L. McFadden
  • Mr. W. Douglas McGaughey and Dr. Carol McGaughey
  • Ms. Lauren McGrath
  • Kevin M. McIntyre
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tom McKay
  • Mr. and Mrs. John McKelvey
  • Mr. and Mrs. G. Alan McLaren
  • Dona Olson McLaughlin
  • Tyler Q. McLean
  • Jane Ann Jacoby McLeod
  • Mike P. and Lynn M. McMurran
  • Ms. Carole A. Medal
  • Jim Meece
  • Walter F. Meinert
  • Melcher, Melanie
  • Mr. Andrew W. Merkle
  • Andrew and Denise Meyerkord
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Michelman
  • Ms. Roselyn J. Migliorini
  • Ruth A. Milhauser
  • Mr. Carl L. Miller
  • Dr. John R. Miller
  • Mr. Kenneth J. Miller
  • Norma Stone Miller
  • Miller, Bean
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin E. Miller
  • Mary Strine Miller
  • Newton I. Minor
  • Lois K. Mitchell
  • Mitchell, Kathleen
  • Stacie Bell Mize
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mohamad Moazed
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Mogged
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Mohn
  • Marion Johnson Molnar
  • Monay, Avigall
  • Kristie R. Montgomery
  • Ralph M. Monts
  • Fallon A. Moore
  • J. Scott and Emmy Lou Moore
  • Dr. Julia L. Moore
  • Ms. Liberty A. Moore
  • Raymond Moore
  • Robert C. and Sue J. Moore
  • Susan Moore
  • Mr. Dustin M. Moore
  • Moore, Jenesi
  • Dr. David R. Morgret
  • Tammy L. and Daniel P. Morrison
  • Lauren F. Morrow
  • Marian B. and Mark A. Morstatter
  • Harry Moulton
  • Kimberly R. Mungaray
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pat B. Murray
  • Nancy Myer
  • Donald Myers
  • Ms. Mary Colleen Myers
  • Ms. Denise M. Myers

N

  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nacvich
  • Charles and Stella Nahatis
  • Nationwide
  • Mr. and Mrs. Merwyn R. Nelson
  • Duane and Karen Neuendorf
  • Hannah E. Neuhauser
  • Michael Newland and Kendra Newland
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Newton
  • Martin H. Nicholson and Joy G. Mason
  • Tina R. Nicholson and Randall G. Reyman
  • Ron Nickelsen
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Nicolas
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Nies
  • Daniel A. Nieves
  • Ronald P. Ninmer
  • Kenneth A. and Sheryl Nisley-Nagele
  • Elizabeth A. Nisly-Nagele
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dana A. Noble
  • Noble, Dana
  • Mr. and Mrs. Clay Noga
  • Mr. and Mrs. John A. Noland
  • Amy J. and Tom Noonan
  • Gweneth North
  • Nyirimana, Juste

O

  • Julie D. Stevenson O'Reilly
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Ofner
  • Diane E. Oliver
  • Nancy Dickey Oliver
  • Ms. Jacqueline Olsen
  • Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. Orr

P

  • David N. Paddock
  • Corey R. Page
  • Page, Bradley M
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pallardy
  • Panozzo, James
  • Margaret Paratore
  • Jack and Jean Parker
  • Jeanne M. Parker
  • Mr. and Mrs. Randall B. Parson
  • Judith K. Parsons
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rex Parvin
  • Andrew M. Patterson
  • Tyneshia M. Patterson and Johnathon D. McClanahan
  • Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Patton
  • Mr. David M. Peabody
  • Rebecca Klepzig Pedersen
  • Pehr, Brian
  • Mrs. Dante Pelati
  • Patton C. Penhallegon
  • Toni S. Pennington
  • Rebecca J. Josefson Perry
  • Allison A. and Kyle Peschel
  • David W. and Dr. Susan D. Peters
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Peters
  • Mr. and Mrs. Francis Peters
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Peters
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Peters
  • Peters, David
  • Nancy Soukup Peterson
  • Mr. Zane A. Peterson
  • Ms. Michelle R. Pettus
  • Bernadette Phillips
  • John R. and Barbara L. Phillips
  • Phillips, Verniel
  • Mark and Patricia Pieske
  • Pilling Family Foundation Inc.
  • Pillow, Elizabeth
  • Joyce Merlene Wolters Placek
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. Mathew Plater
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Platt Jr.
  • Plucinski, Beth
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Podeschi
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard "RJ" P. Podeschi II
  • Pogue, Trey
  • Mr. Nicholas R. Powers
  • Ruby Smith Pracht
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  • Ted and Camille Proud
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  • Joseph P. Puntoni

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  • Lindsay A. Quick
  • Lindsay A. Quick
  • Mr. and Mrs. James G. Quiram

R

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  • Mr. and Mrs. John M. Ragsdale
  • Dr. Stacey L. and Michael B. Randall
  • Mr. and Mrs. Clark B. Ranney
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kristofer R. Rasmussen
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  • Mrs. Betty J. Rice
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  • Jean Mickelson Rowe
  • Nancy Snyder Rucker
  • Gerald and Peggy Ruff
  • Cynthia Whiteman Ruszkowski
  • Thomas F. Rutherford III
  • Mr. and Mrs. Delmar D. Rutz

S

  • Dr. and Mrs. George N. Salaita
  • Ms. Dian E. Romonosky
  • Sample, Renee
  • William and Lois Samuelson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Saner
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  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Schade
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  • Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Schiciano
  • Mrs. Barbara Schleppenbach
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  • Ms. Kimberly C. Schmitt
  • James C. Schock
  • Patrick Schrappen
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  • Dr. Jennifer R. and Mr. Erik K. Schroeder
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eric S. Schultz
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  • Krista M. Scott
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  • Ms. Llewellyn Sears
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  • Shaw, Rosalie
  • Barbara Boston Shearer
  • Kathleen Matthias Shearer
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  • Suzanne K. Smalley
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  • Megan D. Smith
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  • Smith, Carol
  • Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Smith
  • Smith, Eric
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  • Mr. and Mrs. Patrick T. Snapp
  • Jen Snyder
  • Paul E. Sobel
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  • Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. Sparks
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  • Timothy Sterling
  • Rosa Lee Galloway Stevens
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  • Norma I. Stewart
  • Stewart, Robert
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  • Stickles, Paula
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Stiehl
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stillson
  • Bill D. Stocks
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  • Magan R. Strong
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  • Lisa Gundy Strubhar
  • Rebecca L. Stubblefield
  • Mr. and Mrs. Calvin E. Stuckemeyer
  • Richard F. and Geraldine C. Stupp
  • Hugh and Alida Sullivan
  • Malcolm and Christine Sweet
  • Mr. and Mrs. William J. Swiney
  • Mr. John Szczerski

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  • Mr. Alexander R. Talbott
  • Tamayo, Jazmine
  • Karen Tanker
  • Jeffrey C. Taylor
  • Mr. and Mrs. Willie Taylor
  • W. Bernard Taylor
  • Dan and Marianne G. Taylor
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  • Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Taylor
  • Taylor, Steve
  • Mr. and Mrs. B. Richard Templeton
  • Tester, Nichole
  • The Noble Foundation
  • Desiree S. Thomas
  • Jena' Thomas
  • Mr. and Mrs. James R. Thorpe, Jr.
  • The Rev. and Mrs. Joel W. Tibbetts
  • Joan Tinch
  • Lora A. and Wayne L. Tipsword
  • Don and Lynn Titus
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  • Jonah Tolbert
  • William and Carol Tolone
  • Janice Lee Gallatin Toma
  • Tim and Jean Toney
  • Nate Towne
  • Ms. Raven Townsel
  • Brandon I. Townsend
  • Ann L. and Lyle Tracy
  • Dr. Carrie S. Trimble
  • Don Trimmer
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  • Kristin Trotter
  • Brad and Donna Nolen Truax
  • Audrey J. and Robert J. Trusz
  • Anthony P. and Christine M. Tsigolaroff
  • James E. and Linda Tueth
  • Alexander S. Tueth
  • Mr. Bob D. Tully
  • Turner, Peggy
  • Richard R. and Marylynn P. Tyler

U

  • Ronald L. Ulmer
  • Dick Unrath
  • Jack Usborne
  • Erin (Crow) Usher

V

  • Kelley M. and Jeff Van Keuren
  • Mr. Timothy A. Vettel
  • Darin K. and Terri A. Via
  • Alyssa J. Visvardis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Vitale
  • Michael and Kimberly Voeller
  • Mr. and Mrs. Keith Vogel

W

  • Rita Rambo Wack
  • Dr. and Mrs. James Wade III
  • Cynthia M. Wagner
  • Penelope Wakeland
  • Mrs. Mary G. Walker
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Waller
  • Nathan W. and Sally Wallick
  • Jason & Sara Krows Walstrom
  • Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Walters
  • Phyllis I. Warkentin and Peter F. Coccia
  • Mr. William E. Warren
  • Nick T. and Judy Waszczuk
  • Ms. Betty A. Watkins
  • Dr. Brian D. and Debie Watkins
  • Dr. and Mrs. James O. Watson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Watson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wade Watson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Wattleworth
  • Marianne Milnes Wattley
  • Evan Weatherford
  • David G. and Elizabeth C. Weber
  • Robert E. Weber Jr. and Donna Hutton
  • Edward V. and Kim Weber
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Weerts
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kris Weidling
  • Eric Weissenstein
  • Julie A. and Scott Wenstrom
  • Susan Davidson Werner
  • Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Wessel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Pete J. Wessler
  • Evan T. West
  • West, Thomas and Margaret
  • Gael Westerhoff
  • Wheeler, Emily
  • Nike Smyth Whitcomb
  • Mr. Jason M. White
  • Ms. Katrina L. White
  • Dr. Craig C. and Kelly White
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. White
  • Mr. Paul C. Whitley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Owen Whitman
  • Isaac S. Wieser
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Wilcox Jr.
  • Richard T. and Maureen Wilke
  • Kameron K. Wilkins
  • Lindsey E. Williams
  • Ray and Ann Pearse Williams
  • Williams, Stephanie
  • Patricia E. and Rick Williamson
  • Walter Winch
  • Winney Foundation NPO
  • Phillip and Joyce Wise
  • Stephen Wittmer
  • Wood, Ryan J.
  • Mr. and Mrs. James D. Woodrum
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Woods
  • Garnet A. and Bryan D. Woolard
  • Deborrah Miller Wray
  • Mrs. Susan Bliler Wurth
  • Kathleen White Wynn
  • Mr. Robert L. Wysong

Y

  • Kathy J. York
  • Ms. Ellen Young
  • Mr. Michael L. Young
  • Caroline A. and Stuart Young
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Younker

Z

  • DuWayne E. Zank
  • Zeigler, Mary
  • Zelmshy, Luke
  • Zemlo, James
  • Mrs. Jean A. Brady Zerfowski
  • Bob Zimmerman
  • Eric Zollinger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Zuegel

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  • Some of my best memories were made at Millikin. Let’s help a new generation of Big Blue students have a great experience. Join me in giving to MU’s #TrueBlue Scholarship Challenge! #giveMU
  • Giving back to the #TrueBlue Scholarship Challenge is my way of saying thank you to Millikin for the scholarship support I received as a student. Will you #giveMU, too?
  • I made best friends for life at Millikin, including (list and tag friend names). But I wouldn’t have been there to meet them without the scholarship support I received from MU. I’m giving to the #TrueBlue Scholarship Challenge to help today’s students attend the Big Blue! #giveMU
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the 2016 True Blue Scholarship Challenge?
    A three-day appeal on April 27-29 to raise $320,000 from alumni and friends to help fund scholarships for Millikin students. During the challenge, each gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, by an anonymous donor – up to $160,000. Even after the challenge ends, gifts in support of the Millikin Fund for Student Scholarships will always be accepted, since the need for scholarship support is a critical and annual need.
  • How can I give?
    • Give online.
    • Write a check and mail or deliver it to Millikin Alumni & Development Office, 1184 W. Main St., Decatur, IL 62522.
    • Call the Alumni & Development Office toll free at 1.877.JMU.ALUM to make a pledge.
  • Why should I give?
    Did you receive a merit scholarship when you were a student? Many students do. Or were you a James Millikin, Leighty Science, Long-Vanderburg, Service Learning or Presidential Scholar? If your answer is yes to any of these, scholarship donors helped make your education more affordable. Help current and future generations of students afford their dreams of a Millikin education by giving to help fund their annual scholarship support.
  • How much should I give?
    Each dollar makes a difference, especially now when it is matched by the anonymous challenge. Gifts of any amount are appreciated.
  • How can I increase my gift’s impact?
    You can double or triple the impact of your gift to MU if you or your spouse work for or are retired from a matching gift company. Check with your company’s personnel office to be sure.
  • Is my gift tax-deductible?
    Yes, and we will acknowledge your gift with a written letter you can use for tax purposes.
  • How much does MU give out in merit and other scholarships to students each year?
    Over $35.7 million, more than half of Millikin’s annual operating budget, is awarded in scholarships each year. Student scholarships at Millikin are awarded based on academic merit, talent and financial need. And this year, due to the State of Illinois failing to fund the Monetary Assistance Program (MAP) for student aid, MU trustees have committed to providing an additional $3.2 million out of the MU operating budget to cover what the state did not provide for these deserving students instead of billing them for the unfunded aid.
  • How many Millikin students depend on scholarship and other support?
    98% of Millikin students receive some type of financial aid to attend the university.
  • What types of Millikin scholarships are offered each year?
    There are several types, ranging from merit to alumni legacy and more. These scholarships are financial aid awards that do not have to be paid back and are often based on academic merit, talent or financial need. Learn about them at millikin.edu/scholarships.
  • How well do Millikin students do after graduation?
    Within six months of graduation, 96% of 2014 Millikin graduates secured jobs or entered graduate/professional school.
  • How much does it cost to attend Millikin?
    Tuition, room and board for a traditional, full-time freshman student totaled $41,528 for the 2015-16 academic year. We at Millikin are committed to working with families to find ways to manage the cost of this valuable education, with student financial aid packages that include academic scholarships, loans, government assistance and student employment. Student financial aid at Millikin is awarded based on academic merit, talent and financial need.
  • How many students attend Millikin?
    More than 2,200 full- and part-time students attend the Big Blue. Learn more.