ARTHUR NIKELLY FUND
The Arthur G. Nikelly Fund was established in 2012 in memory of Dr. Arthur G. Nikelly, a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Health Sciences, who began his career at UIUC in 1959. This $75,000 endowment is a gift from the assets of Dr. Arthur G. Nikelly to the Program in Modern Greek Studies at UIUC by his sister, Eva G. Nikelly, his brother, John Nikelly, and his sister-in-law, Margaret Nikelly. The annual interest generated from the Fund contributes towards the expenses of the annual Arthur G. Nikelly lecture series, first established in 2012, as well as annual operational expenses of the program.
HOUSTON AND PAPADIMITRIOU FUND
Dennis Houston (UIUC alumnus in Chemical Engineering, 1974) and Cathy Houston (alumna of Louisiana State University) in honor of the long-term friendship with the late Stelios Papadimitriou and his son, Dr. Anthony S. Papadimitriou, both Presidents of the Onassis Foundation.Established in 2009, the Houston and Papadimitriou Endowed Fund supports Greek Culture Awards for undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UIUC who have a demonstrated interest in and are taking elective courses to learn about Greek culture, language or history. The fund, now valued at $60,000, was created by
THE HOUSTON FAMILY FUND
In addition to establishing the Houston and Papadimitriou Fund in 2009, Dennis Houston (UIUC alumnus in Chemical Engineering, 1974) and Cathy Houston (alumna of Louisiana State University) renewed their commitment to MGS in 2015 of $60,000 for three academic years, 2015-18 ($20,000 per academic year), in recognition of their steady support for the program. Their leadership and generous commitment to the Program in Modern Greek Studies at UIUC inspired the Greek community in Chicago and led to funding $180,000 for three academic years, 2015-18. The program values their involvement in securing its vision to impact future generations and their understanding of the critical role of Greek culture to our past, our present and our future.
HELLENIC STUDIES SUPPORT NETWORK OF CHICAGO
The Hellenic Studies Support Network (HSSN) has made a commitment to MGS in 2015 of $180,000 for three academic years, 2015-18 ($60,000 per academic year), in recognition of the support of the Chicagoland Greek and Greek-American community, one of the largest and oldest in the US.
JOHN LATSIS FOUNDATION
The John Latsis Foundation has committed 10,000 Euros (approximately $15,000) to the Program in Modern Greek Studies at UIUC for 2016-17. The purpose of this gift is for MGS to host eminent scholars from across the globe for lectures and seminars on topics that relate to Hellenic civilization and to assist the program’s visibility and outreach efforts.