You did it, Titans! You were the key to our success. On April 11, 2,205 donors collectively raised $518,316. And thanks to the generosity of our pacesetter challenge donors, our grand total is $776,316 (and still counting!)
Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is on Monday, February 11. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank the donors who support Illinois Wesleyan. IWU celebrates each year in mid-February because it marks the symbolic point during the academic year – about 70% of the way through – when tuition dollars run out and support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants kicks in for the remainder of the year.
Thank you to all donors who help make the IWU experience possible!
Jeff Wessel ’10 and Ashley Wessel ’09 welcomed Mason Stuart Wessel on July 28, 2018
Joseph Cicinelli ’10 and his wife, Lisa (Male) Cicinelli ’11, welcomed Tiny Titan, Nicholas Paul Cicinelli, on March 24, 2018.
Babawande Afolabi ’10 is the founder and CEO of Green Africa Airways.
The new airline has received an Air Transport License (ATL) from the Nigerian Government, commenced its Air Operating Certificate (AOC) process and is in conversations with leading aircraft manufacturers. Green Africa Airways also recently announced that it has completed its Series A round of financing with Kuramo Capital, a Pan African independent investment management group based in New York with additional offices in Lagos and Nairobi. As part of the new investment, Green Africa Airways has also formed an advisory board of senior industry leaders.
Afolabi said, “We are incredibly fortunate and honored to have reputable leaders back Green Africa Airways. The consortium brings seasoned experience, extensive global networks and value-based leadership to Green Africa Airways. This pivotal Series A round of financing and outstanding advisory board will strengthen our journey to build Green Africa Airways into a top-notch carrier that will help create a better future for several millions of customers in Nigeria and Africa at large.”
Here is a link to the full article.
Tuesday, April 3rd is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is
Not only is today a day for giving, it’s a day to celebrate IWU and all of the things that make it special. Last year, our class had an impressive 47 donors, and we contributed $2,276. Let’s think bigger and surpass last year’s donors and dollars contributed! Think of the impact this can make for IWU students and their families!
Click here to learn more and to donate on Tuesday, April 3rd.
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Coco Bassey ’10 is the founder and editor in chief of Millennielle, a digital lifestyle and fashion publication, created in 2013 by and for millennial women. Alongside her blog, she also works as a Product Marketing Manager for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting North America in the metro Atlanta area. IWU welcomed Coco as an Alumni Speaker for Back to College Classes at Homecoming 2017, Titans Around the World. Her class, entitled “The Importance of a Powerful Digital Brand”, may be viewed below.