A new rainmaker is coming to the University of Illinois. The U. of I. Foundation has named Tom Farrell its new president, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Farrell, who has been at the University of Chicago, joins the U. of I. Foundation at a time at which it has completed a “Brilliant Futures” campaign that raised almost $2.5 billion.
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“That campaign has made a real difference here,” says Farrell. “We can point to a track record,” he adds in mentioning that, in many ways, each campaign is really about the next campaign – connecting with potential donors for lasting relationships.