Nov 17, 2009
On November 13, during their Annual Banquet, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dads
Association presented the
Undergraduate Library with a check for
$2,745. The funds will be used by the Library to purchase a book in honor of each of 61
sophomore students with 4.0 GPAs recognized at the banquet. A book will be purchased for each
student and will contain a bookplate with the student's name. The Library is pleased to have
a part in recognizing the accomplishments of these students. The Dads Association has
annually honored students with a gift to the Library since 1986.
The Dads Association was formed in 1922 for "the purpose of promoting the general welfare of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in cooperation with its faculty, staff, students, and parents." The Dads Association is a separately incorporated, nonprofit association and was the first parent organization in the U.S.