All In For The Parent Fund

This campaign ended on November 17, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Illinois Wesleyan University by clicking here!

***Thank you for supporting All In For Wesleyan. If you'd like to make a gift please visit www.iwu.edu/give.***


All In For Wesleyan is a day to celebrate everything that makes Illinois Wesleyan great and the donors who carry the University forward.

The Parent Fund provides assistance to qualified students who lose a bread-winning parent while enrolled at the University. Contributions to this fund make it possible to award Parent Grants that help defray the costs for families in need. 

Norb Gross had the unfortunate experience of losing a parent while in college. Later in life, when his daughter was attending IWU, he learned about The Parent Fund and understood first-hand the need to provide support to students experiencing a loss. He was inspired by the purpose of the fund and decided to offer a challenge gift to raise awareness. If 100 donors make a gift to The Parent Fund today, Norb and his wife Linda, will give $50,000.

So make your gift, challenge your friends, and encourage others with the All In For Wesleyan Social Media Toolkit and using #AllInForWesleyan. 

If you experience trouble while making your gift, contact University Advancement at (888) IWU-ALUM and one of our team members will be happy to help.

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Donor affiliations


42% Alumni

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3% Students

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44% Parents

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10% Faculty/Staff

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4% Friends

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Donor list

Claudia R Richman
Diane & Jim Coop
Anonymous
Debra Wilson
Paul Curran
Thomas J. Ponsot
Anonymous
Rosie Egan
Jenifer horn
Georgiana Macey
Anonymous
Louise H. Hiett
Guy G. Gebhardt
Tim & Debbie Leighton
Jennifer R Vartivarian
Laura Steffensmeier
Anonymous
LeAnn Hughes
Heather and Kenneth Johnson
Anonymous
Jan M Williams
John Merrill
Eileen Bragg
Dianne Truesdale
Anonymous
Elizabeth M Egan
Michael Filipiak
Laura G Hanna
Louis Heidenreich
Heidi Boos
Clara EhrhartClara Ehrhart photo
Janet and Ken Berggren
Anonymous
Meredith L Gross
Dawn & David Keller
Joe Ruffolo
John & Christina O'Malley
Paul Orchard
Gary ayres
Nicole
Julia Yob

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Sam Porritt photoSam Porritt matched $25,000
Jim Joslin photoJim Joslin matched $25,000
Dorothea Bilder  photoDorothea Bilder matched $100,000
Sam Porritt photoSam Porritt gave $25,000 because 1,775 donors made a gift in 1 day.
Alumni Association Board of Directors photoAlumni Association Board of Directors gave $40,000 because 1,000 donors made a gift in 1 day.
Norb and Linda Gross photoNorb and Linda Gross gave $50,000 because 100 donors made a gift in 2 days.
GENERATE 5 GIFTS

Thank you for being an advocate for All In For Wesleyan. When you get five of your friends to make a gift today you will receive an Illinois Wesleyan cell phone card holder.