You Can Make a Difference
In Bringing Embry-Riddle to Rockford
In partnership with the Rockford Area Economic Development Council, the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is challenging the regional community to build a $1 million endowed scholarship fund to encourage Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to choose Rockford as a site for a residential campus. If Embry-Riddle decides to make Rockford its home, the endowed scholarship fund will be used each year to attract students from the Midwest region to Embry-Riddle's Rockford campus.
The presence of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Rockford means millions of dollars of economic growth to the regional area – more jobs, more money, and more people. Make your pledge now! All pledges are being counted toward the scholarship total with the goal of $1 million. The sooner the goal is reached, the stronger the statement to Embry-Riddle. According to Ken Dufour, Rockford-based owner of Aviation Management and Embry-Riddle Trustee, "this scholarship fund might just be the game-changer."
: Success! The ERAU campus in Rockford
is going from strength to strength thanks in part to the hard work by the whole team at Rock the Air. Thanks are long overdue to our supporters, including the City of Rockford
and commercial backers including The Northwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council
, and many others
! We could not have achieved our goals without you and so the highest thanks in order! We look forward to seeing many generations of talented aeronautical engineers thriving in the Rockford, IL area. Please note, our petition
is now closed. Although the campaign has now concluded we owe our gratitude to each and every signatory who lent their collective weight to our goal of this exciting new campus. There are significantly greater a number of participants in the success of this project than it would be possible for us to credit in this limited homepage space, but thanks in particular go to city representatives, commercial backers, and the wider community
, without whom the new campus would not have been possible.
To make a pledge, or to see others who have supported this campaign, go to www.cfnil.org.