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Investing in the Future

“I like the openness of the new building design. This department needs a modern building designed with modern concepts of how people work together and how they complete joint projects and interact. The openness in the planning is one of the building’s strongest features. This new building has a tremendous amount of merit and I’m happy to support it and I hope other alumni will support it as well.”


Daniel W. Dobberpuhl Founder P.A. Semi BSEE ’67



It’s not too late to support the ECE Building project. No matter how big or how small, your gift today will make the difference in our promise to keep lighting up the future one brilliant mind at a time.


Do Your Bit

To make a direct financial contribution, just fill out a form online, or donate by mail.

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Many employers sponsor matching gift programs. View the University of Illinois Foundation’s database to see if your company has such a program. Need assistance? Contact Nikki Slack, ECE Office of Advancement, at


Naming Opportunities

Select, high-profile spaces within the new building may be named by a private or corporate donor and can be pledged over the course of five years. For more information, contact Steve George, at or (217) 244-8023.

Some of the spaces that may be available include:

  • Classrooms
  • Conference rooms
  • Instructional and research laboratories