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. To advance these objectives, we offer multiple ways to support the College of Arts and Sciences within our key funding categories.
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.
Solving problems in a complex world
An integrated approach is critical to addressing the world's most complex problems. Funding is needed for centers, institutes, and programs that cross disciplines within the College and throughout campus.
Generous, ongoing support for the College's annual fund allows us to respond quickly to opportunites 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 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.
Ray Johnson ‘74 has a passion for traveling and philanthropy. He combined and honored his passions by making a gift of $25,000 as part of Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State to create the Ray Johnson and Jeanne Muzzillo Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship.
Andrew Purnell is known as the man who can solve all kinds of problems—from his major in mathematics to addressing local discrimination as an undergraduate, followed by establishing as an alumnus a group that has empowered Illinois State black students for 35 years.
Illinois Art Station is a new program aiming to provide children and youth in McLean County opportunities to grow and learn through visual art experiences.
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.