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An unprecedented $150 million gift from a distinguished alumnus is leaving a transformative impact on current and future business students at Illinois.

For more than 100 years, the College of Business has delivered on the promise of innovation in business education. With the help of one of the largest gifts to any business school in U.S. history from Larry and Beth Gies, it’s accelerating its goal of continuing to be one of the best and most innovative business schools in the nation.

“The College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a very special place to me. It is on this campus that I developed a foundation for success,” said Larry Gies, whose gift named the college to the Gies College of Business.

The investment is growing and strengthening the college’s key initiatives by delivering undergraduate excellence, creating exceptional graduate programs, expanding the boundaries of theoretical and applied business knowledge and using technology to democratize education.

“This investment is, and always will be, about the students here and what we can become together – the greatest business school on earth, where purposeful leaders get the tools to pursue their passion to make the world a better place,” said Gies. “I’m truly excited for our students and the future of our college.”

Learn more about this gift and its impact on the Gies College of Business.

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