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Illinois State University
1101 N. Main St.
Normal, IL 61790
Telephone: 309-438-7681
Our Staff
Linda Oseland Linda Oseland
Assistant to the Vice President
(309) 438-8149

Pat Vickerman Pat Vickerman
Vice President for University Advancement
(309) 438-7681

Pat is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of Illinois State University's comprehensive campaign and its efforts to increase private fundraising support. In this capacity, Pat works in conjunction with university leadership and development staff to enhance giving, engage alumni, and raise the profile of the University. In addition, Pat provides oversight for planned giving at Illinois State and works with alumni and friends to learn their philanthropic interests and incorporate tools such as bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and gifts of land and/or securities into their financial, tax, and estate planning.

With more than 20 years of experience in higher education fundraising, Pat's involvement with campaigns and planned giving is familiar territory. Pat has been part of, and led, historic and transformational fundraising campaigns at educational institutions through participation as a planned giving specialist in the University of Iowa's first $1 billion campaign, campaign director for Iowa State University's $867 million campaign, and vice president for Bradley University's $163 million campaign. More important than the numbers, Pat helped foster a deeper level of engagement with donors and focus on the impact giving had in advancing each institution's mission and enhancing the experience for students, faculty, and staff.

A member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and the Chicago Council on Planned Giving, Pat remains active with the latest charitable giving techniques available to benefit donors. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Iowa. Pat spends his spare time with his wife, Tracey, raising three children and supporting their athletic, dance, music, and school activities.

Pat looks forward to hearing from you to better understand your charitable goals and demonstrating how your support makes a difference at Illinois State University.

Thank you for reaching out to Illinois State University. We are delighted that you are interested in further information. We will make every effort to respond to you in a timely manner.

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