Athletics News

Ellen Schmidt
Ellen Schmidt

Champaign, Ill.

Assistant Director of Development

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Eastern Illinois '07


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Ellen Schmidt joined the Athletic Development staff in September 2011. She brings with her over a decade of fundraising and marketing experience in the non-profit sector. Most recently Ellen served the United Way of Champaign County as Vice President of Community Investment.

Her responsibilities involve assisting with planning and implementation of the annual fund program including the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship initiatives of members of the I FUND. In addition, she assists with all initiatives regarding DIA premium seating.

A native of Champaign and graduate of Eastern Illinois University, she and her husband Peter live in Champaign. Ellen has three children; Bobby, Christina and Julia Frederick.

She can be reached by email at, by phone at 217.333.6595 or at the Office of Athletic Development at: Athletic Development/Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building / 1700 South Fourth Street / Champaign, IL 61820.

Updated May 2014