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 Redbird Athletics within our key funding categories.
The division has identified three key priorities which are highlighted below. To further explore these objectives, please refer to our Campaign Case Statement.
Reinventing our practice venues
A new, multi-purpose indoor facility is fundamental in helping student athletes perform at the highest level possible. The structure will benefit all 19 teams, boost recruitment efforts, and enhance the student-athlete experience.
Expanding student support
Support for study space and tutorial areas is needed to accommodate our growing number of student-athletes. In order to remain competitive in its recruitment efforts, Athletics must offer NCAA-approved scholarship expenses and cost of attendance stipends.
Generous, ongoing support for the Athletics annual fund allows us to respond quickly to opportunities that benefit our student-athletes and enhance our reputation for excellence.
Make an impact today by investing in Redbirds Rising in Athletics. Give to our Weisbecker Scholarship Fund or select a featured program or opportunity below. Contact us to speak to a development officer about other ways to make a difference.
Every year, passionate Redbird fans gather at the Bird Bash to raise funds for the women's athletics scholarships at Illinois State. The annual event is open to the public and will be held this year on Thursday, April 25, inside Redbird Arena.
Illinois State basketball Hall of Famer and Bloomington-Normal native Joe Galvin '80 has been an enthusiastic Redbird fan throughout his life.
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.