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Dads Association funds 11 projects on University of Illinois campus

11/9/2012 | Sharon Lee, Parent Programs Office | 217333-7063;

[ Email | Share ] CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The  Dads Association at the University of Illinois will fund 11 projects that promote the care, guidance, safety and well-being of students on campus.

The recipients – all affiliated with the U. of I. – are Big Brothers and Big Sisters; the Bruce D. Nesbitt African-American Cultural Center; the Champaign Fire Department Fire Factor; iFoundry, the College of Engineering; Office of New Student Advising, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Educational Equity Program, Graduate College; Habitat for Humanity; Illinites, Illini Union Board; Industrial Design Society of America; School of Social Work; Champaign County Crimestoppers, U. of I. Police. 

The grants total more than $20,000.

Recipients will be recognized at the welcome reception and kickoff to Dads Weekend, sponsored by the Dads Association and the Illini Union Parent Programs Office, at 6:30 p.m. today (Nov. 9) in Illini Rooms A, B and C in the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.  

The Dads Association, established at the U. of I. in 1922, is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and social purposes, specifically to provide support to its members and to the students on the U. of I. campus.

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