Author: Chuck Dushman

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, […]

IlliniDads Support Chicago Illini of the Year Annual Gala
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IlliniDads Support Chicago Illini of the Year Annual Gala

The IlliniDads were well represented at the Annual Chicago Illini of the Year Awards Gala hosted by the University of Illinois Alumni Association and the Chicago Illini Club. The honorees were gracious and amazingly accomplished. Congratulations to the three award recipients: Rebecca A. Snyders Darr, ’90 LAS Chief Executive Officer, WINGS […]

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 pictures now available
Dads Weekend

Dads Weekend pictures now available

Photos are now available from 2017 Dads Weekend. Photos are now available from 2017 Dads Weekend. See pictures from: the concert the hockey game the pre-game the football game the brunch and even from the Dads Association meeting   Click Here to access the pictures. Use the password: UIUCDAD 2016 […]

Dads Weekend 2017 FAQs
Dads Weekend

Dads Weekend 2017 FAQs

Congratulations to William Baird from Des Plaines, Illinois who won nearly $4,000 in the 50-50 Raffle! 2017 Dads Weekend Nov. 10-12   Ticket Questions Are there still tickets available? Tickets may be purchased through October 13, 2017. After this date: Basketball and Football tickets may be purchased from the Athletic Department.  […]

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

Christopher Downes Crowned King Dad 2014!
King Dad

Christopher Downes Crowned King Dad 2014!

During Dads Weekend on Nov 14-16 2014, the Illini Dads Association crowned Mr. Christopher Downes of Floral Park, NY as “King Dad.” In addition to his success as a trial lawyer, Mr. Downes devotes himself to numerous community activities and philanthropic causes. Mr. Downes is Chairman of his town’s zoning […]