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Faculty and Staff Campaign Overview

2015 Faculty and Staff Campaign KickoffAbove: Dr. Clarice Ford, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs has her picture taken at the 2015 Faculty and Staff Campaign Kickoff table sponsored by the Art Students League.

 The 2015 Faculty and Staff Campaign

The theme for 2015 was Put Yourself in the Picture.  UIS employees have had opportunities to show why they give to UIS, and UIS departments and programs explained how involved donors can make a difference.

Each year, the month-long Faculty and Staff Campaign celebrates and encourages the giving of faculty and staff at UIS with events and promotions.  The 2015 Campaign Council planned the 2015 event, and they chose a great theme and created lots of excitement.

This year’s campaign began with a fantastic Faculty and Staff Campaign Kickoff on Tuesday, March 3, where 22 departments and programs from around campus shared ways and why UIS employees can provide support to students. Here’s a gallery of a few photos. View hundreds more pictures from the event (UIS ID required). Thanks to everyone who shared pictures!

Next up: A special month-long encouragement to give–with prizes!

We’ve asked everyone who signed up for a table at the Kickoff to help us prepare a special appeal–one department or program each day–in which they highlight special giving opportunities and share ways they have used gift funds in the past. Each appeal will include a special opportunity or prize if you respond. We’ll be using Facebook and Campus Announcements to keep you posted about these opportunities, but you can always check back to our homepage for updates. Find a complete list here.

Questions about the Campaign?

For more information on the Campaign, please look over the 2014 campaign brief: 2014-15 Faculty and Staff Campaign Brief.

During March, you were able to ask your closest Ambassador for information.  The Ambassadors support the Campaign throughout the University, answering questions and offering information and inspiration. Click here for the 2015 list of Ambassadors.

In 2015, UIS Faculty and Staff Put Themselves into a Huge Picture of Giving

Many of your colleagues joined the Campaign by making a gift to UIS, all of which counted toward the 2014-15 Faculty and Staff totals.

They gave to the areas of campus that most interested them, such as the UIS Landscape and Garden Fund, which provides support to keeping our campus beautiful, the UIS Scholarship Fund or a particular scholarship that benefits students in a certain field.

We are gathering results from all the gifts that counted toward the 2015 Faculty and Staff Campaign and will have them soon.

In the meantime, you can view the FY14 Summary of Success (pdf), which proves that many UIS employees truly are treasures. Here’s what faculty and staff gave to last year:

Questions about the Faculty and Staff Campaign?

Here are FAQs that might provide the answer you want. If not, please call 206-6058 or email Lisa Whelpley.