Advancement & Public Services
Bertha & Rodney Fink
Fink Environmental Studies Field Laboratory
Fink International Student Scholarship
Grieshaber Fink Nursing Scholarship
With Gratitude to Our Donors
Western Illinois University is blessed with many friends who realize the development of a leading comprehensive university depends upon significant and continued private financial support. Your contributions enhance the educational experience for our students and improve the excellence of our programs, facilities, and services. Each gift, regardless or size or purpose, is useful and appreciated.
When the major donor recognition societies were established in 1978, only a general awareness existed of the importance of private financial support to public universities. That year there were eight charter members of the Foundation Fellows Society and the generosity of those eight people made an immediate impact on the future of private contributions to Western Illinois University.
The members of these groups represent leadership and advocacy. Through their own personal commitment, the members of these major donor societies demonstrate a desire to become more closely associated with the purposes, plans, and programs of Western Illinois University. Their example gives needed encouragement to others, challenging other alumni and friends to invest in the future of Western.