Your support builds the university of the future and shapes student experiences.
Our culture of excellence at Illinois is built upon the continuous gifts of time, talent, and treasure from our alumni and friends.
Visit our Giving Opportunities to learn about programs and funds you can donate to. You can also visit Ways to Get Involved for information about opportunities to donate your time, and share your experiences and expertise with students. Thank you for your generosity and your support of Student Affairs.
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Instructions: Review the following funds, select a gift option in the form below, and click the Enter Billing Information button to be redirected to the official University of Illinois Foundation website to securely process your gift.
Student Affairs reaches students through twelve units, 45 facilities, and numerous programs and services. Your gift to the Student Life Initiative will ensure that all of these areas thrive and continue to make Illinois students feel safe, secure and supported, extending the life of many programs and opportunities to campus. The Vice Chancellor oversees the administration of this fund to make sure that areas with the most immediate needs are met.
The “Emergency Dean” is an invaluable resource for all Illinois students and families, available 24 hours a day and seven days a week since 1970. The Emergency Dean Fund has been created to provide immediate monetary assistance for things like clothing for victims of a building fire, or plane fare for a student returning home for a funeral. This support can make all the difference in a student’s security and academic survival. When you consider a gift to this fund, you are contributing to the welfare of all Illinois students.
Your gift to Illinois Leadership ensures that today’s Illinois students have the opportunity, while on campus, to receive valuable skills that will help them develop leadership and team-building attributes that will help them grow as individuals and professionals. The programs and services offered by the Illinois Leadership Center are free and available to all campus students. The Leadership Center offers workshops, resources, and accredited classes in collaboration with many college units. Alumni connected to the Center provide facilitation and mentoring which ties them to the campus, and creates bonds and real-life applications for each student.