WE LEAD THE WAY

TOGETHER

Join us as we embark on our most ambitious
philanthropic campaign ever.

IT STARTS WITH
All of Us

Dear Illinois family & friends,

We change lives at Illinois. We expose our students to new ideas and different cultures. We encourage them to ask difficult questions. We ask them to use their skills and talents to make a measurable impact on the world.

Our university was founded 150 years ago with these values in mind, and today we continue to have the courage to take risks on new ideas and new endeavors. Illinois researchers are consistently doing innovative work that addresses our greatest needs, from engineering medicine to feeding the world. We do this with ambition. With creativity. With passion.

An important part of our ability to implement our vision comes from private support. It comes from you.

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With Illinois is our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date. I’d like to invite you to show your support for the life-changing work we do at Illinois. Private investments are essential to support our students, faculty, research, and infrastructure.

This university was founded to actively imagine and actively engage with the world around us to deliver a better future. We have changed to meet the needs of each generation. We are not the same university we were 150 years ago: we are bigger, we are better and now we are setting out to redefine the land-grant mission for the 21st century.

We hope you will support our vision, hopes, and aspirations for the future. As we embark on this campaign, I’m excited to see what we will accomplish together.

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Chancellor

OUR PROGRESS

Goal
$2.25B

Progress
$1.18B

Students
& Faculty

Research

Capital Projects

Other

Progress as of Oct. 26, 2017.

HIGHLIGHTS

$2.25B
With Illinois Campaign Goal
$1.18B
Total Dollars Raised to Date
347K
Number of Gifts to Date
120K
Number of Donors to Date

DONORS FROM OVER 100 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE

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OUR PRIORITIES

PROPELLING BRIGHT MINDS

They say an institution is only as good as its people. That makes us very fortunate at Illinois. We attract smart, strong, and accomplished students who go on to make us proud long after they graduate. Our faculty and staff are prolific scholars, creative thinkers, and fearless intellectual pioneers who make creating a world-class educational experience a priority at Illinois. We value collaboration. We value access. We value the people who come together to make this place exceptional.

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FINDING SOLUTIONS TO THE WORLD'S CHALLENGES

Illinois researchers face the world's challenges head on with persistence, determination, and innovation. We couple our breadth of expertise and practical approach to fundamental science with a compassionate, global commitment to our work.

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A UNIVERSITY AT THE HEART OF ILLINOIS

While the impact of our innovations can be felt around the world, we also have a profound impact on and presence within our state lines. Our graduates bring their expertise in business, healthcare, education, and technology to communities across Illinois. And whether we wear our Illini pride on our jersey or bring it to the office with us every day, the orange and blue are never hard to find.

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A UNIVERSITY OF DISTINCTION

There is an energy that is deeply felt in this community. These 9.9 square miles are fertile land for discovery, innovation, and sustained excellence. Scholars who are preeminent in their fields, students whose promise seems boundless. We keep our gaze forward, imagining and building what is next. Just as we've done for the last 150 years.

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COLLEGE & UNIT PRIORITIES

Our colleges and units need your support to help reach our ambitious goals as we shape the future of our university, ensuring we continue to fulfill our landgrant mission and profoundly impact the world for the next 150 years.

How You Can Help

BE A PART OF OUR SHARED FUTURE.

WITH ILLINOIS

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