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Development

Challenge Accepted

04/20/2017 1:03 pm

Thank you for your gift!

Your support means a lot to our campus.

Thank you for being READY on our Day of Giving!

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Development
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-3756
fax 815-226-4081
Denise Noe, Assistant Vice President
DNoe@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Give a Gift

Advancement

03/08/2017 3:25 pm

Legacy Giving

11/28/2016 10:55 am

Back and Better Than Ever

11/28/2016 10:44 am

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER

Rockford University’s #1 fan is back on campus! Stay on the look out–he’s back, and he’s better than ever.

#backandbetterthanever

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Marketing Department
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4073
Nellie Miller, Director of Marketing
nmiller@rockford.edu

Day of Giving

11/28/2016 10:20 am

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DAY OF GIVING 2017

#WeAreReady2017

Over the last two years we learned that in one day we could engage alumni, parents, students and friends across the globe in rallying around Rockford University. We are ready to do it again.

Today’s the day! Join us for our third annual Day of Giving as we come together this year to support Rockford University’s participation in the Rubin Education Challenge. Every $ will be matched – doubling your impact. 

In December 2015, Rockford University and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) announced the University’s participation in the Rubin Education Challenge, a challenge grant offered by CFNIL to build scholarship endowments benefiting local students with financial need who attend local post-secondary institutions. The power of an endowed fund in addition to CFNIL’s automatic match of all gifts to this project make today an incredible day to be a Regent. Join us and become a part of a rock solid, dynamic solution for our students.​

 Alumni Matching Gift Challenge

Two Liners from Tom Muldowney ’74

Joining us today on our third annual Day of Giving is Immediate Past Board of Trustees Chair Tom Muldowney ’74. In the spirit of philanthropy and good fun, he has gifted us with a poetic musing.

On giving day, Eric pres has asked for help, in fact he really fidgets 
The day of giving’s underway,  he wants to reach 5 digits​

Get closer to your finals, to end the year’s a nice dream 
To make lighten up the load a bit, come over for some ice cream

It’s pretzel day, most curious, but do not get all twisted  
It’s also “ice cream’s free today,”  come here and get enlisted

Our day of giving helps us help, we think that you’d agree 
So we ask all our friends to help, call us and you’ll see

Come and get an ice cream cone, don’t be a wannabe 
Don’t miss the chance to make a gift, you’ll hear us cheer Whoopee!​

Some would say we set a bribe, incenting your donation
The folks you help will jump for joy in thanks and celebration

We’re really close to hurdle 1, the first one is 10 grand
You can help us pass that goal donate just as you planned

We need your help, so come to fore, no time to be demurring
You help us keep expenses low, for student’s it’s assuring

OK, the pres is really glad, you made the goal $10K
He says “let’s try for 20K ‘cause that’d make the day”​

Our thanks to Tom, his imagination, and his generous support to his beloved University. Thank you, Tom!

 

FOLLOW US

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Development
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-3756
fax 815-226-4081
Denise Noe, Assistant Vice President
DNoe@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Give a Gift

Gary Lubbert Scholarship Fund

11/21/2016 12:43 pm

GARY LUBBERT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Known for his enthusiastic and positive attitude, Gary Lubbert, was a revered professor, colleague, educator and friend.

In memory of Gary, a scholarship will be established to support students in need at Rockford University.  Please join us as we honor the life of a beloved member of the Rockford University community.
 

YES! I’d like to support the
Gary Lubbert Scholarship Fund.




DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Development
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-3756
fax 815-226-4081
Denise Noe, Assistant Vice President
DNoe@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Give a Gift

Advancement Staff

11/21/2016 12:38 pm

ADVANCEMENT STAFF

Bernard J. Sundstedt `77
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
815-226-3371
BSundstedt@rockford.edu

 

Denise Noe
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement
815-394-3756
DNoe@rockford.edu

 

Development Office 

Janice L. Holton
Gift and Data Management Coordinator
815-226-3370
JHolton@rockford.edu


Lauren Prchal
Events and Stewardship Assistant
815-394-5190
LPrchal@rockford.edu


Chelsea Fray
Research and Proposal Specialist
815-394-5052
CFray@rockford.edu

Charter Fund Coordinator – open

 

Alumni Affairs

Kristyn King ’89
Director of Alumni Affairs
815-394-5111
KKing@rockford.edu

 

Marketing

Nellie Miller ’16 MBA
Director of Marketing
815-226-4073
NMiller@rockford.edu

Gale Wallace
Website Administrator
815-226-4030
GWallace@rockford.edu

Graphic Designer – open

Pamela Ward
Print Services, Mailroom & Delivery Manager
815-394-5021
PWard@rockford.edu

Monna Ohme
Mailroom Coordinator
815-226-4068
MOhme@rockford.edu

 

Communications

Rita Elliott
Director of Communications
815-226-3374
RElliott@rockford.edu

Jeniece Smith
Advancement Communications Specialist
815-394-5041
JBSmith@rockford.edu

Min Taber ’86
Scheduling Services Coordinator
815-226-4039
MTaber@rockford.edu

Charlene Scamihorn
Scheduling Services Assistant
815-394-5192
CScamihorn@rockford.edu

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Development
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-3756
fax 815-226-4081
Denise Noe, Assistant Vice President
DNoe@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Give a Gift

Recognition

11/21/2016 12:17 pm

RECOGNITION

Rockford University values the financial support offered by alumni and other friends of the university and is proud to recognize and thank these donors through the university’s giving levels and societies. We greatly appreciate the thousands of alumni, parents and other friends who chose to support the Rockford University with their philanthropic giving during each fiscal year. We are honored to recognize you as generous supporters in our Honor Roll of Donors.
Membership in annual recognition levles is based on the total amount of gifts received from a donor during the university’s fiscal year, July 1 – June 30.


Charter Fund Giving Levels

Pavers $1 – $99
Founders $100 – $249
Builders $250 – $499
Leaders $500 – $999

Jane Addams Society

Within the Charter Fund there exists the Jane Addams Society. To participate, an individual or organization must donate at least $1,000 during a fiscal year. The giving levels reflect the progression of Ms. Addams’ life from her time at Rockford University to the crowning moment of her life as a Nobel Laureate. It is our hope that as we continue to feature Jane Addams and her relevance to our work here, people will aspire to be identified with her through their philanthropy to the University.

We urge you to support the University at one of these levels.

Scholar $1,000 – $2,499
Valedictorian $2,500 – $4,999
Pioneer $5,000 – $9,999
Humanitarian $10,000 – $19,999
Laureate $20,000 +

Mary Ashby Cheek Society

The Mary Ashby Cheek Society of Rockford University has been established to recognize and honor donors who provide for the future of the University through long-range planned gifts. This special society was named after Dr. Cheek, who was among the first to actively encourage alumni and friends of Rockford University to plan gifts that would continue to benefit this institution beyond the giver’s lifetime. Membership is bestowed on donors who remember Rockford University in their wills, in their insurance policies or in such life income plans as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Development
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-3756
fax 815-226-4081
Denise Noe, Assistant Vice President
DNoe@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Give a Gift

Charter Fund

11/21/2016 12:06 pm

CHARTER FUND

The Charter Fund Sustains the Rockford University Experience

The Charter Fund is the annual giving program for Rockford University. It pays tribute to the document by which the University was created, and to those individuals and organizations that have supported us in maintaining it. The Charter Fund is a source of pride for us, and a way of joining together as alumni, faculty, parents, staff and friends to transform our university in the 21st century.

A gift to the Charter Fund supports students today.

 

Charter Fund Giving Levels

Pavers                              $1 – $99

Founders                      $100 – $249
Builders                        $250 – $499
Leaders                        $500 – $999
Jane Addams Society       $1000+




DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Development
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-3756
fax 815-226-4081
Denise Noe, Assistant Vice President
DNoe@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Give a Gift

Make a Gift

11/21/2016 11:25 am

MAKE A GIFT

Thank you for considering making a gift and investing in the mission of Rockford University. Rockford University depends on support from alumni, parents and friends to meet the needs of its students and highly competitive academic programs.

Credit Card

Rockford University accepts MasterCard, Visa or Discover. For your convenience, online giving is available. Simply click the donate button below. If you’d prefer to make a gift by mail, you can send your credit card number, expiration date, and gift amount to the address below.

 

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Check

Please make checks payable to The Rockford University Charter Fund. Mail to:

Rockford University
Office of Development
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL  61108

Matching Gifts

It may be possible to increase your gift to Rockford University through a matching gift from your employer. Some companies match on a dollar for dollar basis, while other companies match two to one or even three to one. Your personnel or human resources office can provide information about your company’s matching gift policy, or you may contact the Development office with questions.

Securities

Rockford University accepts gifts of securities, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Please contact Bern Sundstedt, VP of Advancement, at Bsundstedt@rockford.edu for more information.

Gift-in-Kind

Gifts of personal property–non-monetary items such as art, books, equipment, collectibles, etc.–can also further the University’s mission. For more information, please contact the Development office.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Office of Development
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-3756
fax 815-226-4081
Denise Noe, Assistant Vice President
DNoe@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Give a Gift