Giving Opportunities

INVEST IN KEEPING THE ILLINOIS FAMILY SAFE

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 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 test regularly to ensure the safest environment possible.

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HELP ILLINOIS UNITE THE EXPERTS THAT ARE FIGHTING CANCER

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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SUPPORT ADVOCACY AND SERVICE OF UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

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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Advance the health sciences at Illinois to help improve the health of our local, national, and global communities

Contributions to this fund will be put to immediate use in support of the most urgent projects and COVID19 initiatives pertaining to Health Sciences across all UIUC colleges, units and institutes, such as:

  • Discovery, development, and translation of rapid, scalable solutions to address national and global shortages in COVID-19 testing mechanisms, PPE, therapeutics, and medical devices such as ventilators
  • Resource generation and process improvement to address the efficacy and accessibility of quality healthcare in a time of crisis, as well as the safety of front-line healthcare personnel
  • Research using big data, AI, and other emergent technologies to address prevention, treatment and recovery efforts (including those that address supply chain, mental health, environmental, and adjacent crises) for COVID-19 as well as future global health crises
  • Research and programming to alleviate the disparities in healthcare, food and shelter security, and income inequality suffered by traditionally under-represented and vulnerable populations and those most directly impacted by disasters such as COVID-19

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Support the next generation of physician innovators and the future of medicine

Your support of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Innovation Fund is uniquely poised to support:

  • Design and production of personal protection equipment (PPE’s) for our local healthcare providers
  • Student training for medical research and innovation
  • Support collaborative efforts to develop new and faster testing for Covid-19, interventions, and therapeutic development
  • Support our unique ecosystem that provides an intersection between medicine, engineering, biology, and data science – critical to modeling the pandemic to guide decisions and decision making to set and implement policy , including to enable contact tracing while maintaining patient privacy
  • Support innovative development of healthcare alternatives, such as telemedicine, to facilitate greater accessibility and reach, and help to define the future of medicine

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