LAS Office of Advancement
The LAS Office of Advancement is here to help you make a difference. Through your generosity the college is able to fund the research, scholarship and teaching that advances knowledge, contributes to the betterment of society and trains our future leaders.
Giving to LAS
Access Illinois: The Presidential Scholarship Initiative
The Access Illinois scholarship at UIC seeks to increase student access by building private support for need-based awards. To make the most of private support, a matching gift program has been implemented for new and increased giving. It increases the value and impact of your gift to students who demonstrate the most need.
Current-use Gifts. Your commitment of $2,500 per year for four consecutive years provides current-use scholarship funds for undergraduate students. Current-use gifts, also called outright gifts, are attractive giving options because they are put to use immediately. Gifts to Access Illinois at UIC will be given to individual students who qualify for need-based scholarships. These pledges will be matched by UIC.
Endowments. With a gift of $100,000 you can create a new scholarship endowment or add to an existing, qualified scholarship endowment. Endowments, or endowed funds, are those gifts that are invested with only payout from the interest income being spent. The larger the endowment, the greater the interest income payout generated and the greater the impact. Endowments are an attractive giving option because they remain an everlasting source of private support. Payouts from endowed funds are eligible for the matching program.
Both current-use and endowed gifts can realize matching benefits. For more information call 312-413-1898.
The Fund for LAS
Gifts to this fund allow the Dean to designate monies to areas of current and immediate need including day-to-day operations, support for scholarly research and undergraduate scholarships.
The LAS Scholarship Fund
When you donate to the LAS Scholarship fund you support need- and merit-based scholarships managed at the College level.
Departmental, Academic Unit and Endowed Funds
In addition to the two LAS funds listed above, you can provide support at the departmental or unit level, designating scholarship and/or research philanthropy in your specific area of interest. A list of LAS funds, departments and departmental funds can be found on our giving page.
Protecting your gift The University of Illinois Foundation
All individual, corporate and foundation giving to the University of Illinois, its campuses and units, is done in partnership with the University of Illinois Foundation. UIF is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for managing gifts. The Foundation assists in ensuring that your philanthropic wishes are protected.
Questions? Contact a member of our advancement team at 312-413-1898.
Members of the Board of Visitors are leaders in business, law, medicine and education who give generously to the college. With gifts of their time and expertise they assist the Dean in defining and implementing standards of excellence in extended college activities. As members of the Presidents Council, the University's leadership giving society, BOV members have demonstrated a financial commitment to the mission of the college.