Donor support will enable the University to educate tomorrow’s leaders, graduate globally aware and socially engaged citizens, and spark continuous creativity and innovation. There are multiple ways to advance these objectives by supporting key funding categories within the College of Arts and Sciences.
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The college has identified five key priorities which are highlighted below.
Expand student support
Privately funded scholarships enable the college to attract and retain high-performing students. Sustainability funds enable students to persist and succeed despite barriers or challenges.
Attract and develop top faculty
Private support is needed to create named, endowed professorships and visiting professorships that provide the University with the resources to attract top faculty who create and lead world-class academic programs.
Solve problems in a complex world
An integrated approach is critical to addressing the world's most complex dilemmas. Funding is needed for centers, institutes, and programs that allow for partnerships that cross disciplines within the college and throughout campus.
Enable high-impact student experiences
Experiences that bridge the classroom to the world provide opportunities to apply knowledge, gain experience, and build professional networks vital for success after graduation. Examples include study abroad, student competitions, attending and presenting at professional conferences, internships, and community engaged service learning.
Generous, ongoing support for the annual fund allows for a quick response to opportunities that benefit students and faculty, while enhancing the college’s reputation for academic excellence.
Make an impact today by investing in the College of Arts and Sciences. 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.
Illinois State University concluded its largest fundraising campaign on June 30, raising $180.9 million during Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State. The historic campaign was supported by 56,143 donors.
Michael Jones ’92 is a big believer in the power of an education.
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.