LAS IS: Mind Opening — Door Opening

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 A strong liberal arts and sciences education is the best foundation for a bright future. By taking courses across a broad range of disciplines students acquire the critical skills to succeed in any field. Students become creative problem solvers, effective communicators and strong leaders.

When you DONATE to the College of Liberal Arts & Science you HELP us Open Minds & Open Doors

Your generosity will assist students through scholarship support, research and internship opportunities, or other program enhancements.

Make a gift online today or contact LAS Advancement to discuss the philanthropic opportunity that works for you.

Ways to Give:

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.

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.


Protecting your gift:

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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.

If you're ready to give now, it's easy and secure online.

Questions? Contact a member of our advancement team at 312-413-1898.