Gies College of Business alumni Don Edwards – chair of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees – and his wife Anne have announced a $10 million gift to the University of Illinois, $7 million of which will support scholarships and initiatives within Gies Business. The gift is the largest ever by University of Illinois trustee.
The Edwards family will invest $2 million toward merit scholarships for Gies College of Business students with a goal of ensuring the very top students choose Gies. These scholarship recipients will be known as Edwards Scholars, in recognition of the Edwards’ support of the College.
此外礼物提供了吉斯和之间的关系显著支持 发现合作伙伴研究所（DPI），世界一流的研究和教育中心为首的博狗体育官网的系统。爱德华兹是捐赠$ 3百万到支持 吉斯教授 working at DPI in Chicago, and another $2 million will go toward a DPI-Gies Technology/Innovation Fund, which will support facilities and innovative programs. DPI is a purpose-driven, collaborative research institute focused on building prosperity for all and growing the state’s workforce by creating solutions to grand challenges.