The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dads Association has presented the Undergraduate Library with a check for $2,745. The funds will go toward purchasing a book in honor of the academic achievements of each of 61 students recognized at the Dads Association Annual Banquet on November 11, 2011. A book will be purchased for each student and will contain a bookplate with the student’s name. 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.