Faculty and Staff Campaign Overview

Give Like the Star You Are

The 2020 Faculty and Staff Campaign

Each year, the Faculty and Staff Campaign encourages all UIS employees to make a gift to UIS during the current fiscal year. During the 2020 fiscal year, 43.37% of UIS employees made at least one (but often more than one) gift to UIS! Gifts of any amount, to any area of UIS, “count” as part of the campaign. Special efforts are carried out in March to raise awareness and have fun while promoting employee giving. To answer questions and provide encouragement to give, each unit on campus has a Faculty and Staff Campaign ambassador. You can find a list of the 2020 Ambassadors here.

It all began with a party on Thursday, March 5

The 2020 Faculty and Staff Campaign Council chose a great theme: Give Like the Star You Are.  We got things started at the 2020 Faculty and Staff Campaign Kickoff on Thursday, March 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.  As always, there was fun, food and festivities. We are thrilled so many joined us for some “star” treatment right here on campus. They walked the blue carpet, grabbed a swag bag and quite a few showed up dressed in glamorous clothing a movie star would be jealous of.

Why give?

Faculty and staff members often find that their passions and interests intersect with the mission and programs at UIS. In addition to the time and talent you share each day through your work, giving back offers an opportunity to come together to work to change our community for the better.

Donations can be made by visiting giving.uis.edu, or if you prefer payroll deduction, visit https://uif.uillinois.edu/payroll-deductions to download the form, then fill it out and email it to advancement@uis.edu. You can always call the Advancement Office at 217-206-6058 for more information as well.

Three pertinent questions about giving to UIS

  1. Does my gift really make a difference?
    Yes! The more people who choose to give, the greater the collective impact will be.
  2. I work at UIS; why should I also give to UIS?
    Your special perspective on campus needs allows you to discover your personal philanthropic passion and to judge which causes on campus will best benefit from your gifts. And when your personal cause thrives, you will be among the first to know. More than that, you’ll be joining a winning team: UIS regularly sets records or near records in faculty and staff giving. And remember: All gifts are tax-deductible.
  3. Students pay tuition. Why does UIS need charitable support?
    State funding has changed. We used to describe public universities as “state funded” but we now instead say “state assisted.” UIS has become more frugal, but we can’t expect students alone to make up the difference in funding. Your gifts help us sustain and even enrich the value of a UIS education.

Where faculty and staff chose to give last year


Campaign Leadership

Members of the 2020 Faculty and Staff Campaign Council are members of the UIS community who understand the importance of the mission of UIS and are willing to advocate that mission by donating their time and resources to assist in promoting the campaign. They work with the Annual Giving staff in the Office of Advancement to educate fellow employees on the importance of giving.

Council members and Advancement staff are available to speak about giving to UIS at meetings of any size. Call 206-6058 to schedule a brief presentation for your department today.

Jo Barnard
BRK 140
jmccr01s@uis.edu
206-7269

Len Bogle
BRK 377
lbogl1@uis.edu
206-7824

Doug Brackney
SAB 50
dbrac2@uis.edu
206-6508

Valerie Gebhardt
HRB 64
vscar2@uis.edu
206-7122

Ann Gemberling
UHB 4000
agemb2@uis.edu
206-6534

Jackie Gillock
PAC 525
jbarn1@uis.edu
206-6077

Mike Krcil
UHB 1076
mkrci2@uis.edu
206-6709

Chrisa Potthast
HRB 80
cpott1@uis.edu
206-6668

Justin Rose
SLB 20
jrose22@uis.edu
206-6333

Larry Shiner
lshin1@uis.edu
529-9802

Ann Strahle
UHB 3010
astra2@uis.edu
206-7421

Jorge Villegas
UHB 4054
jvill2@uis.edu
206-7927

Jeff Williams
BSB 151
jwill73@uis.edu
206-8182