Above: New students at a dinner during Welcome Week. The UIS Fund supports programs throughout campus.
The University’s Most Flexible Annual Giving Fund
The UIS Fund provides unrestricted support to UIS, making it one of the most important gift funds at UIS. You can give safely online to this valuable fund by using the Donate button below.
Each year, we encourage donors to add their support to the Fund through:
- fundraising letters with special online content,
- phone appeals,
- web appeals, and
- other means.
If you are a donor who responds generously to these annual appeals, you are providing crucial support for UIS, and we thank you.
Through annual appeals, we ask donors to give most often to the UIS Fund, but you always have the option of giving to any fund of your choice, including department funds, student organizations, the general UIS Scholarship Fund, or many other funds.
You can choose a fund you want to support through your annual gifts.
A Recognition Society Exclusively for Annual Donors
Annual gifts are so important to the strength of the university that UIS has a recognition society that honors these donors. The Chancellor’s Circle honors donors who make significant contributions to the University of Illinois in a given year. Find out more about how you might join this very special group.
At right you can see a picture from an event at Chancellor Koch’s house for Chancellor’s Circle members.
An Annual Campaign for Faculty and Staff at UIS
Each year, during the month of March, UIS hold a special campaign for faculty and staff. A committee of volunteers chooses a theme, plans a kickoff event, and offers contests and incentives to encourage giving. Last year over 40% of UIS employees gave, many through payroll deductions, and–of course–to the fund of their choice. Browse through photos and other information from past Faculty and Staff Campaigns.
If you have any questions, please call Lisa Whelpley, our Director of Annual Giving, at (217)206-6058, or email her at email@example.com.