Introducing a Recent Graduate

Joe Barrera was a graduate of 2016 and former chapel committee member who ran track and was very involved in the student life at Illiana. When asked to express how Illiana has impacted his heart and mind this is what he said: “Illiana is more than just your ordinary private school. This place has impacted my heart and

Stories of Illiana

Happy Friday, Every week we see more and more progress on the building. In a few weeks, you will see the walls start to go up and that will be exciting. Yet, I have always said, the most important things at Illiana happens inside of the walls. They happen in the hearts and minds of

Introducing Our Summer Intern

This summer, Colin Lautenbach (Class of 2016) is interning at Illiana through VanDrunen Farms’ internship program, specifically with the Building Illiana campaign. When asked to express his story of what Illiana meant to him, here’s what he had to say: “When I was given the opportunity to come back to Illiana to work with the

Pouring the Footings

Happy Friday! We posted a new flyover video of the new campus today. You can view the video here. In the video, you are able to see the outline of the building, the classroom wing, the commons and gyms. You can even see in the corner where Ozinga started to pour the footings for the

Exciting things are happening!

Some pretty exciting things are happening at “Shoe Corner”! Lots and lots of dirt has been moved, the construction fence is up, and the ground where the school will sit is being prepared. Continue to watch, as we are only a couple months away from the walls being set. The other day, I was meeting

Random Friday Thoughts

A few random thoughts for a great Friday afternoon. Dirt is moving! A lot is being accomplished amid the rain drops and it won’t be long until we start seeing foundations. We will be releasing a new set of pictures next week with the progress on the property, as well as some new images of

Did you know?

Did you know that a typical ant can carry 50 times its body weight? Did you know that houseflies hum in the key of F? Did you know that kangaroos use their tails for balance so if you hold up their tail, they can’t hop? Did you know that fleas can jump up to 200

Join the Race

Do you feel like you are running through life just barely holding it together? Running from one kid’s event to the next – your glory days of competing at a high school level a distant memory? Do you feel like you need a win in your life? Let’s rekindle that competitive drive together this Saturday

New Match Opportunity

Although work has begun on Phase one, we are continuing to fundraise for the ARC. We would love to see this multi-purpose community space completed along with Phase one. We have raised about 1/3 of the funds needed to build the ARC. To continue the recent momentum, another generous donor is offering a match of

Work has begun!

Happy Friday! We have met a couple goals in the last few weeks that we want to share with you: We reached our goal for the first ARC fundraiser by raising a little over $100,000! Thank you to everyone who came, pledged, and gave to the building of the ARC. We appreciate the dedication all