Brenda Milcik

Apr 052017

April 5, 2017 is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is Tune In for All In! Not only is today a day for giving, it’s a day to celebrate IWU and all of the things that make it special.

Visit to learn more and donate.

Donate today! Go Titans!

Apr 072016

Today is All In for Wesleyan at IWU.  Dr. Randy Reed ’73 has offered to give $500 for each class year with 30 donors today, and an additional $500 for each class with 60 donors. Seriously – every dollar counts! Help the class of 2000 meet this Challenge.  Click this link to donate  You can also see how 2000 is doing in the challenge.


You can see All In on campus by clicking here.

Apr 092015

Today is All in for Wesleyan 2015!  All gifts made today will be matched by an anonymous donor (up to $75,000).

And this year, there’s a twist.  Let me explain.

Gifts to the Wesleyan Fund support student financial assistance and also the little, but essential, things that create the Illinois Wesleyan experience.  So today we’re celebrating these little essentials — the unsung heroes.  Make a gift today and your name could appear next to one of these items for a limited time.*

Give today and your name could be selected to grace the hot spot, the WESN microphone, and other pieces of campus that will be announced throughout the day. (Learn more)

Give today and your gift will be matched by an anonymous donor.

Give today and show that you’re proud to be a Titan!

Jul 232014

Join other IWU supporters by renewing your gift at

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The Illinois Wesleyan fiscal year is ending quickly on July 31. Have you renewed your support yet this year? *

It’s not too late to be added to the list!

We still need 163 alumni to step forward before July 31 to increase alumni participation 1% over last year.

*Check by visiting

Feb 052014

Bethany Evans, IWU adjunct biology faculty member, published, with Borowicz, V., “Verbesina alternifoliaTolerance to the HoloparasiteCuscuta gronovii and the Impact of Drought.” Plants 2013, 2, 635-649.  35-649.  This article is included in the Special Issue “Interaction Between Abiotic and Biotic Stresses in Plants.”

Jun 112013

Matthew Dearing’s support of the state capital’s burgeoning arts scene — including serving on boards of both the Springfield Ballet Company and the Springfield Theatre Center — was among his achievements cited by the Springfield Business Journal in naming Dearing to its 2012 “Forty under 40” list of top young community leaders in central Illinois.  In 2011  Matthew Dearing and his wife Michelle launched an independent theater company, Dynamic Patterns Theatre.