Staff & Faculty 1 Above: Brookens librarians celebrate at the 2013/14 Faculty and Staff Campaign Kickoff–”Shake, Rattle and Roll (Up Our Sleeves)!”
New Record for UIS Faculty and Staff Giving Deserves Applause
This past year, 49% of UIS employees contributed to the university. This is a new record for UIS.
This level of participation is huge and sets us high above most other public universities in the country. Many don’t report their rate of participation because it’s so low, but other public universities who share employee giving rates show giving levels of between 4 and 41 percent.
In all, 360 UIS employees gave 602 gifts to UIS for a total contribution of $106,792 in Fiscal Year 2014. Wow!
What Faculty and Staff Supported
We have many faculty- and staff-funded scholarships (you know who you are—thank you!). We also can see improvements in programs, facilities, equipment, and resources that have come directly from you, our UIS employees. Again, thank you.
Faculty and staff gave to 125 funds during the year. The following five funds, in order, received the highest number of gifts: WUIS, Landscape and Garden Fund (many to honor Joan Buckles), Athletics, Friends of Brookens Library, and the UIS Fund.
This Thank You Poster 2014 (pdf) lists many of the donors who gave to UIS (others preferred to give anonymously). Thank you!
- James J. Pancrazio Scholarship Fund Now Endowed
- UIS Athletics Welcomes Paul Kabbes, Associate Director for External Operations
- China Exchange Program fund honors retired professor Dr. Stephen Schwark
- Joan Buckles Retires
- Moy Fund Generates Inaugural Grants
- Pave the Way Fund will raise funds to turf Kiwanis Stadium and establish the Aydin Gonulsen endowed scholarship.
- Bank of Springfield Gift Boosts Momentum for UIS Athletics.
- Access Illinois Scholarship Initiative: Providing Access to Students in Need
- Prairie Stars Institutes a New Booster Club: The STARS Club