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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Uni High Faculty Support: Urbana-Champaign

Faculty support for Uni High teachers needs to be increased in order to keep the school competitive and attract and retain the best and brightest teachers for students.

Uni High Gifted Education Development Fund: Urbana-Champaign

Support is needed to enable Uni High to become a nationally recognized center for gifted adolescent studies.

Uni High Innovative Program Support: Urbana-Champaign

Program support will help enhance and expand innovative curricular programs and initiatives.

Uni High Named Department Chair: Urbana-Champaign

Funds are needed to recruit excellent faculty to University High School in order to further the excellence in the education of academically talented high school students.

University Library Collections: Urbana-Champaign

To promote academic excellence by providing access to high-quality collections through acquisitions (new collections and additions to existing holdings), preservation and digitization.

University Library Facilities: Urbana-Champaign

To provide state-of-the-art library facilities that: (1) facilitate teaching, research and learning; (2) attract faculty and other scholars; (3) better serve campus departments and units; (4) offer comfortable spaces for students to work individually or collaborate in groups; and (5) provide a proper, controlled environment for valuable library collections and materials.

University Library Faculty Support: Urbana-Champaign

To build on the Library and University’s strengths in research and innovation by recruiting and retaining high-caliber faculty via named professorships and chairs and support for enhanced learning: instructional librarians, development of learning commons, etc.

University Library Leadership Program Support: Urbana-Champaign

To train international librarians and support education through cutting-edge library technology, such as digitization of and online access to materials.

Unrestricted Funds: Springfield

Unrestricted funds are those received from the donor with no limitations on how the gift is to be used. Unrestricted gifts are often considered the most powerful form of private support because they permit the University to act with operational and intellectual flexibility based on current need. Unrestricted funds are vital for initiatives and projects for which other sources of funding may be unavailable or inadequate. Unrestricted support is often used for student assistance, faculty support, research aid and the purchase of books, collections and supplies, as well as enhanced technological capability. Please consider making all or a portion of your gift unrestricted to help provide discretionary funding that will assist the University to adequately meet unexpected needs and opportunities as they arise. You may allocate your unrestricted gift in a number of ways; you may choose to make an unrestricted gift to the campus of your choice, or to a specific college, department or unit that you'd like to support.