Giving Opportunities

SHIELD Illinois Fund

Your gift of $300 in support of SHIELD Target, Test and Tell provides a semester’s worth of testing for one member of our Illinois family. The SHIELD initiative is a new, cutting-edge program pioneered by Illinois researchers to create frequent, inexpensive, and rapid testing, privacy-centered exposure notifications, and test result communications in coordination with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department to limit the spread of COVID-19. The name, SHIELD, reflects our commitment to shield the campus community from COVID-19. Our saliva-based test and SHIELD platform has now been the subject of national media coverage, and has received consistent accolades for its accuracy, ease of use, low cost, and its support through cutting edge modelling and epidemiology as well as timely communication of exposure risks. Gifts to the SHIELD Fund help keep Illinois students, faculty, staff, and community members safe through SHIELD’s comprehensive platform, including saliva testing that is easy to administer, scalable, and sensitive, with quicker results and more economical than current alternatives such as nasal swabs. Students and faculty/staff who are on-campus are required to be tested up to twice per week to ensure the safest environment possible.

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Cancer Center at Illinois Unrestricted Fund

Support of the Cancer Center at Illinois helps us unite world-class faculty who uncover fundamental knowledge, innovate new technologies, and enable cancer-free lives. Our interdisciplinary expertise in science and engineering, exceptional facilities, and novel educational experiences are changing the way we take on cancer, including:

  • Inspiring groundbreaking cancer research and technological advances using unique campus strengths in science and engineering.
  • Mobilizing faculty, staff, and students across campus to focus attention on cancer.
  • Catalyzing large multidisciplinary projects—including program project grants, training programs, and centers.
  • Innovating new educational programs for students, professionals, and the general public.
  • Forging multidisciplinary ties on campus to enhance research and education.
  • Partnering with clinical centers and companies to drive translation and achieve economic impact while building alliances with external partners.

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School of Social Work Annual Fund

Your gift to the School of Social Work Annual Fund makes all the difference in our efforts to advocate for the underserved and respond to the urgent needs of our communities. The School of Social Work has been enlisted by the Illinois Children’s Social Services to find real solutions for desperate challenges, and is at the forefront of providing critical mental health support to front-line care workers, among the countless others.

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