Funding Priorities

Create A Living Legacy

Private support opportunities exist at each of our three campuses, and cover a range of priorities. One of the top priorities of the University is to increase its endowment, creating living legacies that span generations.

Determining which gift opportunities are best for your charitable interests and financial objectives is easy. Simply select a campus and submit your query. Or, enter a keyword into the priority search box below to perform a search. You’ll be provided with a listing of University support opportunities that have the greatest significance to you.

Once you have determined your priority, contact the Foundation for more information.

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Access to Illinois Library Resources: Urbana-Champaign

To enhance and build outstanding leadership programs through establishing endowments for visiting scholars and establishing faculty awards.

ACES 4-H and Youth Development Programs Enhancement: Urbana-Champaign

The College of ACES wishes to ensure that 4-H, the historic leadership development program, continues to excel. Private sponsorships for all program areas must be obtained.

ACES Diversity Programs Enhancement: Urbana-Champaign

In order to continue to increase the diversity of the undergraduate body to better represent the demographics of the state, existing programs need to be enhanced and expanded.

ACES Experiential Learning and Teaching: Urbana-Champaign

The goal of this initiative is to enhance the understanding and application of technical information and to help develop skills such as analytical and decision making; hands-on, out-of-classroom opportunities are necessary to ensure that students "hit the road running."

ACES Faculty Support: Urbana-Champaign

To attract and retain the best and brightest faculty and students in current and immerging areas, endowed positions and supporting fellowships and programs will be required.

ACES Farmdoc: Urbana-Champaign

Funds are needed to ensure the continuation and enhancement of the major decision making tool upon which landowners and producers rely.

ACES Global Connect Enhancement and Expansion: Urbana-Champaign

ACES Global Connect aims to provide the most effective use of faculty, department, college and external resources to support and strengthen dimension of research, teaching and outreach activities in the global arena.

ACES Leadership Initiative: Urbana-Champaign

The College of ACES aims at ensuring that all students have leadership development opportunities by incorporating leadership development initiatives in all courses, providing for community and public engagement and increasing access to opportunities like Illinois Leadership for all students.

ACES Teaching, Research and Outreach Infrastructure: Urbana-Champaign

Improved infrastructure in the Collegeof ACES for teaching, research and outreach is essential to meet the emerging opportunities.

Advancing the Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge: Chicago

UIC will add to and enrich the body of human knowledge through original research. Funds will support the research projects that faculty and graduate students pursue, as well as endowed chairs, professorships and interdisciplinary research centers. Also, infrastructure improvements will give researchers an empowering environment in which to do their best work.

Annual Funds : Urbana-Champaign

Annual fund gifts are critically important in ensuring that the deans and other University leaders can take advantage of unanticipated opportunities and address unforeseen challenges. By making contributions from year to year, alumni, parents and friends provide a consistent stream of support for academic and student-life programs.

Arts Programming: Springfield

UIS is broadening programming and offerings in the visual, music and theatre arts. UIS intends to strengthen the curriculum and co-curriculum in the visual and performing arts, add a bachelors degree in fine arts and expanded artist-in-residence programs and provide scholarships to attract students to these program, in addition to developing a master plan for the arts that would be implemented in the next five years. Cultural programming that is aligned with community interests is also in the works and a long-range plan for statues, monuments and a sculpture garden will be created.

Athletics Enhancement: Springfield

UIS Athletics initiatives include the addition of new sports that will enhance revenue, visibility and community support. Development funds are needed to secure an adequate number of athletic scholarships, create an academic advising unit for student-athletes and increase public visibility for programs and greater attendance at athletic events.