by The College of Education / Oct 21, 2008
The Robert and June Henderson Endowment Fund will be established from a deferred gift of about $750,000 from Robert Henderson of Urbana, Illinois, to support special education programs in the College of Education. The fund honors the memory of Professor Henderson's wife, June, a social worker involved for many years in child abuse/neglect investigation for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. A faculty member at Illinois for more than 40 years, Bob Henderson was chair of the Department of Special Education for 20 years. He currently serves as professor emeritus at Illinois.