UE Announces $1 Million Leadership Gift

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EVANSVILLE, IND. (05/07/2024) The University of Evansville (UE) is pleased to announce a $1 million leadership gift to establish the Collier Family Endowed Scholarship Fund. This endowed scholarship fund will provide a four-year $10,000 annual scholarship for undergraduate students at UE.

The gift was provided through the generosity of Reginald (Reg) B. and Lois M. Collier, founders of Research Systems Corporation (RSC). RSC, a television advertising research company rooted in Evansville, employed numerous graduates from UE. Evansville’s business community and charitable organizations were important components of the Collier’s lives providing jobs and infusing philanthropy into the Tri-State community. Reginald passed away in 2004 and Lois in 2013 leaving behind their children, Mark Collier and Brynn Collier Helms, and their four grandchildren.

As a demonstration of the Collier family’s generosity and dedication to educational excellence, the Collier Family Endowed Scholarship will continue to provide for other future Aces, making higher education more accessible and UE even more attractive.

“The University of Evansville is stronger and better because of those who give so selflessly. Today, we celebrate Reginald and Lois Collier, the legacy they built in our community, and the difference they made during their lifetime,” said Abigail Werling, Vice President for University Advancement. “We at UE are also appreciative of their treasure left behind that will have a lasting impact for countless people through the Collier Family Endowed Scholarship.”

The University of Evansville is a private, comprehensive university located in the southwestern region of Indiana. Established in 1854, UE is recognized across the globe for its rich tradition of innovative, academic excellence and vibrant campus community of changemakers.

Home of the Purple Aces, UE offers over 75 majors, 17 Division I sports, and a unique study abroad experience at Harlaxton, the University’s very own Victorian manor located in the countryside of England. For more information, please visit evansville.edu.