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Celebration of Philanthropy
The University of Illinois Springfield and the University of Illinois Foundation invite you to the Celebration of Philanthropy virtual presentation of the William E. Winter Award for Outstanding Advocate Leadership.

Mar 3, 2021 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Mark and Julie Staley
2021 William E. Winter Award For Outstanding Advocate Leadership
Mark and Julie Staley’s belief in the power of education is what drew the couple to getting involved at UIS. Julie is president of the Staley Museum in Decatur and Mark is general partner of SB Partners and VLS Holdings. They are both involved in the leadership of two of their family’s foundations: The A.E. Staley Jr. Foundation and the Staley Family Foundation. “UIS is a vital part of the Springfield community and our surrounding area. It has grown exponentially throughout the years, and continues to help Springfield thrive,” the couple said. Their involvement at UIS began with Mark joining the Stars Athletic Advisory Board and Julie using her TV news anchor skills to benefit the University by hosting and emceeing events. They have financially supported numerous projects at UIS, including the Student Union, the Staley Family Athletic Scholarship and endowed a scholarship at UIUC. Mark and Julie remain involved with campus committees.