The University of Iowa

Week of "Phil" Activities

Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

Next week we celebrate our generous UI donors with an annual series of campus-wide events highlighting the impact of their philanthropy ("Phil") and raising awareness on campus about the importance of private support in our public university.

Instead of just one "Phil's Day" this year, we've planned a weeklong series of events--and I hope you will join in! (See below for event details.)

Many generous alumni and friends donate to the university (including nearly 6,000 UI faculty and staff who have participated in the We Are Phil campaign since it began in 2013), and it makes a tremendous difference. We are fortunate to have so many "Phils" who empower our work and support our missions of teaching, research, and service.

Sue Curry
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost



Monday, April 24
Keep your eye out for students and faculty sporting "I am Phil" stickers and ask them why!

Tuesday, April 25
We're tagging campus! Black and gold bows and signs will represent Phil's impact on our people, buildings, and programs.

Wednesday, April 26
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
T. Anne Cleary Walkway
Faces of Phil
You are Phil! Come find out why. You can sign a postcard for a donor, take a Polaroid picture, and "Phil up" with a delicious food-truck lunch!

Thursday, April 27
3:30 p.m.
Pomerantz Career Center, Room C20
"Life with Phil" Talk
Learn more about Phil from media powerhouse Sheri Salata (1980 B.B.A.), the former executive producer of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and former president of Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey Network. Salata's latest professional venture is the launching of STORY, a media company that produces print, television, film, and digital content. She has been named one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business and one of The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Power 100.

Visit for more information, and follow Phil on social media:, @givetoiowa on Twitter, and @givetoiowa on Instagram.



Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Courtney Blind in advance at 319-467-3471.