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 Student Affairs within our key funding categories.
The division has identified five key priorities which are highlighted below. To further explore these objectives, please refer to our Campaign Case Statement.
Engagement opportunities and programs for leadership development
Student Affairs creates immersive learning opportunites, enriching the Illinois State experience for every student. Private support allows us to grow and expand the quality and quantity of offerings.
Co-curricular engagement scholarships
Access to distinctive experiences help set Illinois State students apart. Scholarships make it possible for students to afford experiences that prepare them for a life of impact and success.
Professional and career development
Gifts supporting our four-year professional and career development plan give students greater access to programs, services, staff, and employers. Your financial support strengthens the Redbird advantage
Advancement of inclusive practice and community
With additional private support, the division can provide new and innovative programs that aid in the persistence and success of all students.
Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
Civic engagement is a core Illinois State value. Funding will support a resource center that will solidify the University's commitment to preparing the next generation for service to others and building stronger communities.
Make an impact today by investing in Redbirds Rising in Student Affairs. Give to our Student Engagement Fund or select a featured program or opportunity below. Contact us to speak to a development officer about other ways to make a difference.
Dr. Susan Kern’s 31-year career at Illinois State—from teaching in Illinois State’s former Department of Home Economics to leading the University’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign—is proof she welcomes any opportunity to make an impact.
People often ask, “What are you passionate about?” Sometimes it takes a whole lifetime to answer that question. Susan Cameron ’79 had an inkling as a child that she acted on as an adult, combining her passion for dogs and supporting law enforcement with a gift during the Redbirds Rising campaign. Ever since her youth, […]
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.