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.
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.
Alumna Candice Halbert '01 encouraged students to take advantage of opportunities and pay it forward during her keynote speech at the STEM Social program.
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.