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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Day Care Center Observation/Therapy Room: Springfield


Funds are needed to add an Observation/Therapy Room at UIS' Cox Child Care Center. The Center is licensed through the State of Illinois and holds voluntary accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Baseball Project: Urbana-Champaign


The DIA must improve their facility by adding field turf to the playing surface and adding accessible parking for fans, which will provide for greater utilization of the facility and boost fan attendance.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Endowment: Urbana-Champaign


A critical component for budget stability, the DIA must increase its endowment in order to permanently fund scholarships, programs and operating funds for facilities.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics I FUND Scholarship Support: Urbana-Champaign


Since private gifts are the sole source of support for student-athlete scholarships, increased annual funding is required to meet the challenges of rapidly escalating costs for tuition, academic services, medical care and costs of living and allow the DIA to fully fund the maximum number of scholarships for men's and women's intercollegiate sports.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Indoor Golf Practice Facility: Urbana-Champaign


Construction of a state-of-the-art indoor golf practice facility will enable the Illinois golf teams to practice year-round and overcome challenging weather limitations.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Irwin Academic Center Expansion : Urbana-Champaign


It is necessary to expand Irwin to create a more effective study environment, in order to provide student athletes with the best possible academic resources.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Outdoor Tennis Stadium Project: Urbana-Champaign


Construction of an outdoor tennis stadium enables the DIA to maintain status as one of the nation's elite programs. The stadium will enhance our premier indoor facility, allowing for greater community access and improving DIA's ability to host IHSA, Big Ten and NCAA tournaments.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Softball Stadium Project: Urbana-Champaign


In order to host IHSA, Big Ten and NCAA championship tournaments, it is necessary to construct permanent stadium seating, locker room facilities and spectator amenities.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Track/Soccer Stadium Project: Urbana-Champaign


DIA must enhance its facilities in order to provide for player and spectator amenities which will allow the U of I to host the IHSA, Big Ten and NCAA meets.

Department of Intercollegiate AthleticsOlympic Sports Training Center: Urbana-Champaign


This project will create a state-of-the-art training and sports medicine facility for all 19 intercollegiate sports and a competition arena for Olympic sports.

Directorship of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts: Urbana-Champaign


The pathway to sustaining and surpassing the pre-eminent position of the miracle on the prairie depends upon the quality and imagination of the Center's director, the chief advocate for critical roles in research, education and public engagement.

Downstate Illinois Innocence Project: Springfield


This project has a two-part mission: to provide assistance to attorneys representing downstate Illinois inmates convicted of crimes they did not commit and to prevent conviction of innocent persons in the future. The project goals are the exoneration of innocent persons convicted of felony crimes in downstate Illinois, and the reform of the criminal justice system through the education of students, citizens and policy-makers about problems, causes and possible reforms to prevent conviction of the innocent. Based upon its previous work, the project is poised to receive national recognition.