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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ILIR Cross-Generational Dynamics Program: Urbana-Champaign


This program will advance knowledge and address policy implications of demographic challenges in today’s workplace.

ILIR E-Learning in Labor Education Program: Urbana-Champaign


The objective of this program is to pioneer e-learning models for labor education in order to increase knowledge flow to the state's labor force.

ILIR Human Resource and Industrial Relations Professionals Curriculum: Urbana-Champaign


ILIR will combine field projects, half-semester specialty topics, applied case studies and e-learning technology to deliver the world's leading human resource/industrial relations masters degree curriculum.

ILIR Lateral Alignment Program: Urbana-Champaign


This program is designed to pioneer new models of stakeholder alignment in complex engineered systems.

ILIR Leadership in Socio-Technical Systems: Urbana-Champaign


Funds are needed to train next-generation leaders at the intersection of social and technical systems.

ILIR Leading Workplace Innovations: Urbana-Champaign


The Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations aims at revitalizing the American Dream through “high road” innovations in labor and employment relations across the state and nation.

ILIR Life-Long Learning in Human Resources Program: Urbana-Champaign


The aim of this program is to provide the opportunity for continuing education/executive education for human resources managers who are already engaged in their careers.

ILIR Next Generation Illinois Labor Leaders Initiative: Urbana-Champaign


A key objective of this initiative is to provide training and development opportunities for the state’s local and national labor leaders.

ILIR Professorships: Urbana-Champaign


In order to recruit and retain top faculty to connect doctoral education with breakthrough knowledge generation, ILIR must offer more professorships.

Illinois Democracy Project: Springfield


By establishing the Illinois Democracy Project, the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership will provide an institutional framework and an umbrella for a broad set of activities and research projects developed around the theme of renewing, revitalizing and reforming our basic democratic institutions and processes in order to restore the legitimacy of democratic institutions in Illinois. The overall purpose of the Illinois Democracy Project is to assist in strengthening democratic institutions and processes in Illinois, including citizen participation. The goals of the project include improving access to and participation in elections and government at all levels, improving the quality of Illinois' electoral, legislative, executive, and judicial processes, improving civic education and encouraging civic engagement, improving the public policy content of news media coverage of political campaigns and government actions, improving the quality and effectiveness of public officials and increasing UIS student understanding and involvement in democratic institutions and processes. We will develop research, training and outreach projects in areas such as civic engagement, civic education, money in politics, political ethics and political corruption, elections reform, the administration of justice, judicial elections, media coverage and training and leadership and advocacy training. The Illinois Democracy Project will incorporate and build on current activities such as the annual public policy summits, State Week in Review, the Sunshine Project and the Paul Simon Essay presented by Illinois Issues.

Improving Selection Systems for State and University Civil Service P Procedures Initiative: Urbana-Champaign


This initiative will enable student learning through the implementation and administration of civil service selection systems.

International Programs and Studies Area Studies Library Programs Support: Urbana-Champaign


Partnering with the University Library in collection development and expansion will help ensure our continued national leadership in area studies and will help leverage continued support through U.S. Department of Education.

International Programs and Studies Illinois International High School Initiative: Urbana-Champaign


The ability of the state to compete in the globalized economy will, to a large extent, depend upon a globally-educated population; support for this program ensures the direct and continued connection between the knowledge and resources of the University and the state’s talented high school students.

International Programs and Studies Program Support in International Disciplines: Urbana-Champaign


The University’s response in the classroom to rapidly changing world issues could be enhanced through non-departmental support for reconfiguring knowledge sets with an international focus and seeding new courses in disciplines across campus.

International Programs and Studies Study Abroad Scholarships: Urbana-Champaign


Increased scholarship funds would increase opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, especially those from underrepresented groups, to study abroad; permit us to expand short-term programming that integrates study abroad into department curricula campus-wide; and meet the Chancellor's strategic goal of doubling study abroad participation by 2012.