Our mission

As the oldest known parent association in the U.S., started in 1922, the Illini Dads Association's mission is to provide our students with the opportunities to succeed and to build relationships in the Illini family.

We are a philanthropic, 501c3 organization that awards over $25,000 per year in student scholarships and grants for Registered Student Organizations (RSO). In fact, >$1M has been awarded to students and RSO's during this time.

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