2014 Legacy Celebration

Legacy Celebration - Friday, April 11, 2014

  • 3:30 p.m. Legacy Celebration Program in the Recital Hall
    • The program will include recognition of 2013 Lifetime and Heritage Society Pin recipients, honoring endowment donors and recipients, and a celebration of the 2013 Burnham and Nancy Neal Outstanding Philanthropist Award recipients.
  • Immediately Following the Program, Reception in the Doudna Concourse
    • Featuring musical entertainment from EIU students and complimentary food and beverages.

    Please RSVP by March 29 to Cindy Hutchison at cmhutchison@eiu.edu or 217-581-3313.

Additional Campus and Community Events

Friday, April 11


Saturday, April 12


Hotel Information for Legacy Weekend

Rooms are being held in blocks under EIU Foundation

Unique Suites
920 W. Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-348-8161
10 Rooms Available
Rate per night is $60.00 + tax
*Reservations must be made by 3/12/14
Rooms are held under EIU Foundation
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
121 Swords Drive
Mattoon, IL
217-235-2060
15 Rooms Available
*Reservations must be made by 3/13/2014
Rate is $87.20 per night plus tax
Rooms are held under EIU Foundation



Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow



2013 Legacy Celebration Photos

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Gary and I both had scholarships when we were in college, and I thought "oh my gosh, that would be so awesome to benefit another student the way we were." (Establishing the Gary and Marilyn Gerdt Music Scholarship) has reconnected me with Eastern . . . something that is very important to me and was very important to my husband.

Marilyn Gerdt | Alumnus
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