Types of Giving
The Brilliant Futures campaign, which was publicly launched in 2007, is the largest and most ambitious campaign in the history of the University of Illinois. Our goal is to raise $2.25 billion for students, faculty, research and the campus environment. The Urbana-Champaign campus aims at raising $1.5 billion of the total Campaign goal. Funds raised will be used for student, faculty and program support as well as to improve campus facilities.
Provided below are descriptions of the various types of gifts that can be made. Additional information regarding each type is available at the University of Illinois Foundation website by following the links below.
Annual Fund Gift
Annual funds are a type of current gift that provide an important source of operational revenue. They are usually used in the year they are received and can be used to support day-to-day needs. Because annual gifts are used during the year in which they are received, they make an immediate impact on the lives of students and faculty. learn more »
Also known as “outright gifts”, current gifts provide immediate financial benefits to the University. learn more »
Donations supporting need- and merit-based scholarships enrich the University of Illinois by attracting outstanding students with diverse talents and experiences. learn more »
Professorships allow the University to build a thriving intellectual community by attracting promising scholars from around the world early in their careers. learn more »
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that supplement their employees’ charitable donations. learn more »
Commemorative gifts are a thoughtful way to honor or memorialize a loved one while supporting a cause you believe in. learn more »
An endowment is a self-renewing resource that the University holds in perpetuity (forever) and does not spend. Instead, endowed gifts are invested. learn more »
The Gift Planning section of the University of Illinois Foundation’s website is designed to help you evaluate your options with regard to how and what you donate. learn more »
(Gift descriptions provided by the University of Illinois Foundation)