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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LAS Capital Project Naming Opportunities: Urbana-Champaign


For the College to retain its prestige and rise in rankings, it must have state-of-the-art facilities: they are a source of pride and provide an environment in which learning and discovery occur at the highest levels.

LAS Center for Caribbean and Latin American Studies: Urbana-Champaign


The Center will build relationships with strategic partners in Central and South America and advance research on this complex, volatile region whose development has vital implications for the welfare of the United States.

LAS Center for Drug Discovery: Urbana-Champaign


The center will place the University at the leading edge of biomedical exploration, enabling researchers to target the most dangerous and persistent diseases as well as create better ways of diagnosing and treating diseases.

LAS Center for the Study of Democratic Governance: Urbana-Champaign


Through unique research, symposia and internship programs, the center will nurture, refine and extend one of western civilization's greatest contributions to human welfare: representative government through democratic political orders.

LAS Endowed Faculty Chairs: Urbana-Champaign


An endowed chair is the highest honor the College bestows on a faculty member and is a powerful means of retaining our most accomplished faculty so that they can continue to inspire and innovate.

LAS Endowed Faculty Professorships: Urbana-Champaign


Endowed professorships enable the College to recruit young researchers who show exceptional promise, so that they will pursue their careers at Illinois and ensure the continuance of excellence.

LAS Endowed Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships: Urbana-Champaign


Graduate students are the work force behind most research programs and endowed fellowships and assistantships are a self-renewing resource that enables programs to compete in perpetuity in recruiting the brightest of these students.

LAS Endowed Merit- and Need-Based Undergraduate Scholarships: Urbana-Champaign


Access to opportunity is a founding principal of public universities and scholarships ensure that the College can continue to serve the state's brightest students, regardless of their family's income.

LAS Endowed Mid-Career Faculty and Visiting Scholar Awards: Urbana-Champaign


To ensure strength within the faculty at all career levels, endowed mid-career faculty positions and visiting scholar awards are vital for rewarding and retaining faculty of proven talent at the very point in their careers when they become highly sought after by other universities; and visiting scholar awards stimulate the intellectual climate by bringing individuals to campus who challenge and stimulate new ideas.

LAS Faculty Research: Urbana-Champaign


The creation of knowledge is what propels society forward and grants provide critical support for novel or promising research that carries the highest risk as well as the greatest potential for improving quality of life and the human experience.

LAS Program for Research in the Humanities: Urbana-Champaign


By enabling greater interdisciplinary research within the humanities and with the science, the programs stands to inspire great leaps in knowledge brought about by the cross-fertilization of fields too-long deemed disparate.

LAS Program in Jewish Culture and Society: Urbana-Champaign


At a time when multicultural understanding is crucial to human welfare, this program will encourage tolerance and understanding through its own efforts on behalf of the academic study of Jewish culture and society in the spirit of free and open inquiry.

LAS Teaching Academy Programmatic Endowment, Teaching Awards, Distinguished Faculty Scholar Awards: Urbana-Champaign


Programs that reward excellence in teaching ensure that students receive an education that will inform, inspire and prepare them to be tomorrow's leaders.

LAS Term Graduate Assistantships: Urbana-Champaign


Term graduate assistantships enable programs to compete nationally for the brightest graduate students.

LAS Term Merit and Need-Based Undergraduate Scholarships: Urbana-Champaign


Access to opportunity is a founding principal of public universities, and scholarships ensure that the College can continue to serve the state’s brightest students, regardless of their family’s income.

LAS Term Professorial Scholar and Visiting Scholar Awards: Urbana-Champaign


Professorial scholar designations are a vital means of rewarding faculty members for outstanding work and encouraging its furtherance by providing funds that may be used at the honoree's discretion to further his/her research. Visiting scholars are instrumental in bringing fresh perspectives to programs and often providing key expertise that may propel a research program dramatically forward.

LAS Term Undergraduate Internship and Research Sponsorships: Urbana-Champaign


Internships and research sponsorships are valuable in preparing our students for the marketplace because they enable them to directly apply what they learn in the classroom to real world situations at the same time that businesses gain access to a future workforce.

Law Building Fund: Urbana-Champaign


As the College embarks on its second century, support is being sought to rejuvenate our existing facility as well as in establishing a foundation as we plan our future in a new state-of-the-art law building.

Law Library Enhancement Fund: Urbana-Champaign


Funds are needed to provide support to enhance the quality of resources, services and research expertise in the Law Library for our students, faculty and the community. This will assist in the productive transfer of new knowledge and understanding in shaping the legal community.

Leveraging Leadership for Great Cities: Chicago


As the greater economic and social opportunities of cities cause the swell of urban populations around the world, UIC will help identify, address and answer the challenges they face. Strengthening existing and building new national and international partnerships and programs through the Great Cities Commitment will positively affect areas such as public health, education, transportation, economics and the arts. Support for this priority will enhance UIC's ability to provide public policy programs to government agencies; collaborate with private-sector partners, civic and cultural institutions, leading non-profit agencies and community groups; and connect UIC to international cities.

Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series: Springfield


Each year, UIS' Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series (sponsored by the Center for State Policy and Leadership) brings nationally renowned scholars to Springfield to present lectures on public policy issues that are of contemporary interest and that also engaged Abraham Lincoln and the citizens of his era. Speakers focus on the topic's modern form as well as how Lincoln addressed it. Support for lectures, conferences, seminars and workshops is needed.