The Experience Changes Lives” — Buckley Makes Gift of Education

Here’s my latest piece on fightingillini.com.

A popular misconception about student-athletes is that they receive a free education. In reality, their education is paid for through the I FUND. The I FUND provides scholarship support for more than 500 University of Illinois student-athletes in all sports. As tuition and fees steadily rise, private support for athletic scholarships is more vital than ever.

With that stated goal in mind, Linda Buckley recently stepped forward with a generous donation toward the I FUND. Recently retired after more than 15 years with the McDonald’s Corporation, Buckley served for several years on the athletic advisory board in Chicago and it was in her capacity on the board she learned about the need.

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July 9, 2018


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