Supporting the College of Applied Science and Technology
Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State will enable the University to achieve three critical outcomes: educating tomorrow's leaders, graduating globally aware and socially engaged citizens, and sparking continuous creativity and innovation.
The college has identified five key priorities which are highlighted below. To further explore these objectives, please refer to our Campaign Case Statement.
Expanding student support
Privately funded scholarships enable the College to attract and retain high-performing students.
Attracting and developing top faculty
Named, endowed professorships and visiting professorships provide the University with the resources to attract top faculty who create and lead world-class academic programs.
Reinventing our classrooms and learning spaces
Innovative learning environments and resources are essential for CAST to deliver applied research and technological instruction to students.
Putting theory into practice
Students are encouraged to participate in professional competitions, conferences and study abroad opportunities. Investments in these areas enhances the student experience and helps set our graduates apart.
Generous, ongoing support for the College's annual fund allows us to respond quickly to opportunities that benefit our students and faculty and enhance our reputation for excellence.
Make an impact today by investing in Redbirds Rising in the College of Applied Science and Technology. Give to our General Fund or select a featured program or opportunity below. Contact us to speak to a development officer about other ways to make a difference.
From student scholarships to innovative spaces, from faculty support to hands-on leadership experiences, philanthropy is already at work on campus. Two Illinois State students have benefited from donor-funded scholarships.
For Susan and Stephen Kern M.B.A. ’80, giving to Illinois State is not just about lifting up future Redbirds. It’s a way to honor their mutual history with campus and ensure the vitality of the University they’ve come to love.
Illinois State University's Gamma Phi Circus performed in the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Gifts of all sizes make an impact on our students, faculty, programs, and facilities. Beyond the monetary gift, outright gifts such as securities, real estate, and gifts-in-kind are other ways you can make a difference. Contact us today to discuss giving options.