UIS Athletics has three main principles that guide the program: win championships, engage the community and enhance the student-athlete experience. Increasing scholarship support is of paramount importance because it helps to attract outstanding student-athletes, the kind who win championships and engage the community. UIS Athletics has also launched an ambitious program of facility development and enhancement. The baseball field now has a scoreboard and infield turf. Further plans will address a softball field, the historic Kiwanis soccer stadium, and further upgrades to the baseball/softball complex.
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.
List by Campus
Athletics Scholarships and Facilities: Springfield
Brookens Library: Springfield
Center for Academic Success: Springfield
Center for Lincoln Studies: Springfield
Center for Online Learning, Research and Service: Springfield
Center for State Policy and Leadership: Springfield
Child Advocacy Studies Training Program: Springfield
Faculty Research Support: Springfield
Field Stations at Emiquon and Lake Springfield: Springfield
Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships: Springfield
To recruit and retain the best and brightest students for research purposes, UIS needs to be able to stay competitive and offer more graduate student fellowships and assistantships.
Illinois Innocence Project: Springfield
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.
Necessary Steps Mentoring Program: Springfield
NPR Illinois: Springfield
Scholarships are the greatest need UIS students have. For many, their access to higher education depends on it. Today more than ever, students need scholarships to afford college without having to take out crippling loans or work so many hours they miss out on some of the benefit of college. To support scholarships at UIS, you can make an unrestricted gift to the UIS Scholarship Fund or create a named scholarship of your own, designating it for your choice of special criteria. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Student Union: Springfield
Undergraduate Research: Springfield
Unrestricted Funds: Springfield
When you make an unrestricted gift, you are giving without any limitations or expectations on how the gift will be used. An unrestricted gift allows the University to act with maximum operational and intellectual flexibility, making it one of the most powerful the University receives. Please consider making all or a portion of your gift unrestricted to help the University meet unexpected needs and opportunities as they arise. You may allocate your unrestricted gift to the UIS Fund, or to a specific college, department or unit that you’d like to support.