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2016 Grant Award Winners

The Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and social purposes, specifically to provide support to its members and to students at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The Dads Association is a separately incorporated, nonprofit association. The Dads Association has […]

Grants & Scholarships

2017 Scholarship Winners

The Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently announced the recipients of the 2016 – 2017 Dads Association Scholarship. After receiving 41 applications, six students were chosen as recipients of $2,000 each. The six recipients were: Kimberly Guse, Junior,  majoring in Learning and Education Studies Kyra Puetz, […]

About Us
About Us

About Us

The University of Illinois Dads Association was formed in 1922, as one of the first parent programs in the country. The IlliniDads has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to U of I students and the Champaign-Urbana community. The goals of our organization are: 1. to […]

University of Illinois Dads Association

2017 Board of Directors
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2017 Officers and Board Members

Incoming President, Joe Gainer, gets handed the official Illini Dads gavel from outgoing President Phil Schaefer. Thank you Phil for your many years of leadership and friendship! The following are our officers and board members for 2017. President:           Joe Gainer Vice President:   Bill Stratman Secretary:   […]

Dads Weekend 2017 FAQs
Dads Weekend

Dads Weekend 2017 FAQs

2017 Dads Weekend Nov. 10-12     Please come back in July for specific details about 2017 Dads Weekend   Ticket Questions Are there still tickets available? Tickets may be purchased through TBD, 2017. After this date hockey and football tickets may be purchased, if available, from the Athletic Department or http://fightingillini.com/. Any […]

Qazi Salman, King Dad 2016, with his loving daughter Michelle, Mike Muscatella (King Dad Chairperson) and Phil Schaefer (President of the Illini Dads Association)
King Dad

Qazi Salman Crowned King Dad 2016!

In ceremonies over Dad’s Weekend, Qazi Salman of Orland Park, was crowned King Dad. Dad’s Weekend is dedicated to and created especially for all father-figures of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students. King Dad nominees typically show a unique way of loving their students, clearly demonstrate a commitment to […]

Welcome to the Dads Association!
From The President

Welcome to the Dads Association!

On behalf of the entire University of Illinois Dads Association, I’d like to welcome you to a select group-the fathers (and father figures) of a University of Illinois student! If you’re a first-time U of I parent, you’re probably looking for some resources to help you with your students’ transition […]