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Welcome to ACI’s Virtual Benefit Reception!

May 1, 2020

We’re pleased to welcome you as we honor students, presidents and ACI’s 27 member colleges and universities, and raise funds for ACI scholarships and programs to help improve college graduation rates and build a talent pipeline to drive Illinois’ economic future.

Your generous support is needed now more than ever to prepare ACI for serious challenges ahead! The COVID-19 health and financial emergency has put ACI’s member colleges and universities, and the 70,000 students they serve, at risk.  When students return this fall, demand for scholarships will be higher than ever before because many families – especially low- and middle-income families – have been affected. You can help by making a gift to fund ACI’s scholarships and vital programs. Every dollar you contribute goes directly to programs and scholarships supporting low-income, first-generation and students of color attending ACI member institutions.

To learn more about ACI, and how its scholarships and programs help students in need, we invite you to watch these video testimonies, featuring students, college and corporate leaders, and ACI board members.

Frank Cella
ACI Board of Trustees

Lyn Bulman
Program Committee Chair
ACI Board of Trustees

Melissa B. Donaldson
Vice President

Chief Diversity Officer
Wintrust Financial Corporation

Montse Cancino-Aguilar
Michele and Peter S. Willmott Minority Student Leadership Fund
Knox College

Chandler Claudé
ACI Peer Mentoring Program
Monmouth College

Chloe Overstreet
ACI Peer Mentoring Program
Eureka College

Dr. Jamel SC Wright

ACI Board of Trustees

J. Vincent Williams

Corporate Trustee

ACI Board of Trustees

Thank You to Our Partner Sponsors and Supporters!


Partner Sponsors
ACI 2020 quarter-page greeting
Individual Donors

Jim Applegate
Mansoor Anjarwala
Ellen Babbitt
Holly Bartecki
Lyn Bulman
Don Campbell
Frank Cella
Liz Cook
ef Design Group, Inc.
Clif Fenton
Demetrio Garcia
Geneva Gross

Brian Healy
Lauren Holhut
Kelly Kirkman
Anna Klemm
Tony LoBello
Peter Lock
Barry Mastin
Leslie Millenson
Jerry Murphy
Therese King Nohos
Tony Oommen
Debora Osgood

Bill Powell
Brian Powers
Rathje Woodward LLC
Simon Reeves
Leslie Sawyer
Fred Siegman
Nicholas Simpson
Bradley Summers
Chris Surdenik
Paul Szeliski
Mick Weltman
J. Vincent Williams

For more information, please contact ACI Executive Director Mick Weltman at 312-263-2391, ext. 1 or email to mweltman@acifund.org.
100 percent of all funds raised go to support students and programs. All donations are fully tax deductible.
Associated Colleges of Illinois is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

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