History and Membership
The Davis Investment Group was established in 1989 with a $100,000 grant donated by A.D. and J.E. Davis,founders of Winn Dixie grocery chain. This amount was matched by the U of I Consolidated Investment Trust (CIT). The CIT matching funds, plus a reasonable interest on the use of the funds, have since been returned to the U of I CIT. Presently, the fund is worth over $400,000. Over the years, the Davis Group has contributed over $250,000 towards the University and College of Business and Economics scholarship funds. The Program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain real life investment experience during college.
Want to be a member?
The group recruits new members every spring semester. The number of open spots depends on the applicants and the number of graduating seniors from the group. Recruitment is open to all grade levels and majors. You do not have to be a business major to apply! Please contact current Davis members or the faculty advisor for more information.