Gifts to The Millikin Fund help ensure a quality education for students who might otherwise be unable to afford to attend the university.

Each dollar given to The Millikin Fund makes a difference, and gifts of any amount are appreciated. You can even double or triple the impact of your gift to this important fund if you or your spouse work for or are retired from a matching gift company. Check with your company’s personnel office to be sure.

A good investment

It costs Millikin just 11 cents to raise a dollar — well under the national average of 25 cents spent to raise a dollar by schools similar to Millikin. That means 89 cents of each dollar donated to Millikin goes directly to benefit our students.

Most importantly, our students are a good investment, too. Each year, within six months after graduation, more than 95 percent of our graduates secure jobs or enter graduate/professional schools.

Your gift matters

Thanks to the support of donors like you, MU students are given these Performance-Learning opportunities and more:

  • Biology students gained practical experience in veterinary research at the Illinois Raptor Center.
  • Information Systems students developed a database application for BRE Law, a local law firm.
  • Student-run businesses like Blue Connection, Blue Satellite Press, Carriage House Press and First Step Records provide opportunities for students to contribute to the local economy and emphasized the value of entrepreneurship within the arts.
  • Nursing students developed clinical practices, providing education for at-risk teen mothers and their children in cooperation with Baby TALK, a local organization.

What is this year’s Millikin Fund goal?

The overall goal for the fiscal year is $1 million.

When does Millikin’s fiscal year end?

Millikin’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30 each year.

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