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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 […]

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 […]

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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)
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 […]

2016 Scholarship Winners
Grants & Scholarships

2016 Scholarship Winners

The Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently announced the recipients of the 2015 – 2016 Dads Association Scholarship. After receiving 76 applications, six students were chosen as recipients of $2,000 each. The six recipients were: Samantha Bolet, a junior majoring in Political Science and Communications with […]