Annual Giving


Annual gifts are a type of current funding that provides an important source of operational revenue. They are usually used in the year they are received and can support day-to-day needs, making an immediate impact on the lives of students and faculty. Growing annual giving is a top priority for the university.


Our student callers are key to the University of Illinois’ ongoing development activities. The Annual Giving Department employs approximately 180 student callers every semester at our call centers in Champaign and Chicago.

Talking to alumni and friends across the nation gives our students the chance to develop skills in public relations, marketing and customer relations.

Our student callers can update you on campus life and current issues, as well as important priorities. Best of all, they’re here to let you know how much we appreciate your contributions to the University of Illinois.


You may make an annual gift at any time to the University of Illinois Foundation by responding to a mail appeal, a phone call, an email request, or by clicking here to make a contribution online. You may also call (217) 244-2706 or contact the development office of the college or unit you’d like to support.