I’d like to echo Steve’s comments. This time of year, most of us are deluged with appeals from worthy causes. In addition, many of us volunteer with nonprofit organizations that play vital roles in our local communities. But a gift to Illinois Wesleyan is different, because higher education is different–it’s an investment in the future of our greater society and our global community. Strong alumni support sends a personal message to today’s students who are walking the same pathways you did. Please consider a gift to IWU as part of your year-end giving plans.
Homecoming has come and gone, and Thanksgiving just sprinted by. As I write this it is Giving Tuesday, a day devoted to giving either time or money to those in need. It is also a good time to think about tax time. What is the best way to give and save a few bucks early next year? Give a donation to the school that provided us with the skills to be successful, Illinois Wesleyan University. Have a great holiday season.
Dr. Paul Pedersen ’73, Chief Medical Officer at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, received the inaugural St. Joseph the Worker Award at the 28th OSF HealthCare Foundation Crystal Ball. The award recognizes adherence to the ideals of hard work, commitment, and caring for others, and to the advancement of medical care within the community. Pederson attended the ball with his wife, Ginni (Hestrom) Pedersen ’72 (pictured below with President Eric and Elizabeth Jensen).
We are saddened to announce the passing of William “Bill” Tweedell ’76. Bill passed away on May 4, 2017 of congestive heart failure. Bill worked in accounting, most recently as Controller at Grand Products in Des Plaines, IL. He is survived by his wife (Cynthia Benn, class of 1976) and two grown children, Rebecca and Matthew (wife Karina).