We know that sounds rather anticlimactic. Like so many others across the globe, the celebration of the department's landmark birthday fell by the wayside last year. But it’s an accomplishment that should be recognized.
EAF’s 61st anniversary is the shared accomplishment of thousands of students, alumni, and school partners. And with your help we would like to celebrate EAF’s past, present, and future. Some of the best leaders of all backgrounds chose to invest in their future through EAF. And as a result, they have also made a positive impact on untold numbers of communities.
You're part of that impact. And we want:
- to hear about your journey.
- to share your journey.
- others to be inspired by your journey.
Share Your EAF Story!
For this campaign, you are the focus. We appreciate any donation, no matter how large or small, and we appreciate your personal message just as much! Use #EAF61 to share your story or by send it to our team at Education.IllinoisState.edu/EAFis61.
How You Can Give
The 2021 economic climate is a rough one, so we made the first giving threshold just $6.10 (in recognition of 61 years). What’s more, your $6.10 contribution will actually be worth $12.20. That’s because EAF donors are matching at least the first $10,000 given to the campaign from April 13 - October 31, 2021. Each dollar will fund valuable scholarships and unique, recurring academic enrichment including the Dr. Don Prince Speaker Series. The biannual event will feature some of the best minds in education and was named for the founder of EAF. His determination and belief in the value of leadership is what made EAF department possible.
Matching donor amounts will be added to the giving total on the first Monday of every month. Check back to see the campaign's progress!