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Funds That Support Facilities and Gardens

Facilities
Above: You can support on-campus living through the Housing Improvements Fund.

Make a Difference for the Facilities and Gardens that Enrich Students’ Lives

Art Acquisitions Fund

This fund provides for the acquisition and careful maintenance of public art for the UIS campus.

Friendship Garden

Gifts are used to maintain the Women’s Friendship Garden at UIS. This fund pays for the commemoration we place in the garden each year to honor the annual recipient of the Naomi B. Lynn Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Environment for Women at UIS. We also use this account for on-going perennial plantings. In Spring 2005 we planted a Yellow Bird Magnolia that will grow to 40 feet tall with a 25-foot span–a thing of beauty for our campus for years to come.

Housing Improvements Fund

This fund allows us to repair and improve campus housing facilities. We currently house over 1100 residents within one of the 32 apartment buildings and two residence halls—seven distinct residential communities. Residential Life fosters personal and academic growth in each resident, while providing diverse, progressive, and collaborative developmental environments which are integral to a premier, liberal arts education they receive at UIS. The residential life department provides intentional campus life experiences and inclusive traditions which complement, support, and enhance the residential living/learning communities. You can contribute & thereby support the provisionofquality facilities to UIS residents that is crucial to their retentionand eventual graduation.

Landscape and Garden Fund

Unrestricted support for langscaping on the UIS campus.

Patton Park Fund

Upon her birth in 1904, Kathryn was one of the original enrollees of the Cherokee Nation, federally recognized and the second largest Indian tribe in the United States with a jurisdictional area in Oklahoma. She married Fred Patton in 1953, six years after he formed the Illinois Meter Company.Along with their early support of UIS (then Sangamon State University), Mrs. Patton and her husband established a fund to beautify UIS’ campus with Patton Park, the three hexagon-shaped pastoral areas north of Brookens Library. Today, both the granite stone of Patton Memorial Park endure as tangible evidence of one couple’s undiminished service to UIS, its students and its future.

Plaque and Memorial Fund

Supports the funding of campus memorials which honor the memories of departed individuals who contributed greatly to the success of UIS.

Student Recreation Center Fund

UIS’ excellent recreation facility serves students in general by giving them a place for fitness, physical competition, and enjoyment. It also serves UIS’ athletics teams that practice and compete in the Arena. This Fund supports equipment, supplies, upkeep, and more, helping to keep the facility up to date, safe, and effective.

UHB Lobby Improvement Fund

This fund provides for improvements in the University Hall Building Lobby. Since this is one of the first places that prospective students come on campus, we are committed to making it attractive and comfortable. Stop by, check it out, and then help us keep it nice by giving to this fund.

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