Funds That Support the Center for State Policy and Leadership
Above: Staff from UIS’ Center for State Policy and Leadership.
Make a Difference for UIS Students and the Community
- Center for State Policy and Leadership Fund–Current-Use
- Center for State Policy and Leadership Fund–Endowed
- Dr. Larry Golden Illinois Innocence Project Fund
- Graduate Public Service Internship Program Fund
- Illinois Innocence Project Fund
- Innovate Springfield Fund
- Innovate Springfield Sangamon CEO Fund
- Institute for Legal and Policies Fund
- NPR Illinois
- Office of Electronic Media Unrestricted Fund
- Paul Simon Policy Fund
- Survey Research Office
By giving to this fund, you provide support that must be used during the current year.
Center for State Policy and Leadership–Endowed
By giving to this fund, you add to the endowment that provides ongoing support for the Center.
An endowed fund that supports scholarships for UIS students working with the Illinois Innocence Project and for general support.
Unrestricted support for the Graduate Public Service Internship Program (GPSI). Located within the Center for State Policy and Leadership, GPSI is ranked as one of Illinois’ premier governmental internship programs. For over 30 years this program has provided top-flight graduate students with a high quality graduate education, real world experience, and lifelong connections.
Gifts support Innocence Project activities at UIS. The Illinois Innocence Project has a three-part mission to evaluate and investigate innocence cases, to encourage criminal justice reforms, and to provide the public education about wrongful convictions.
Innovate Springfield Fund
Innovate Springfield, a downtown Springfield innovation and business incubator, joined the University of Illinois Springfield’s Center for State Policy and Leadership on Aug. 1, 2018, under an agreement aimed at expanding economic growth, entrepreneurship opportunities and social progress in the capital city. In joining UIS, the four-year-old incubator, founded in 2014 by the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, will be the first hub of the Illinois Innovation Network (IIN). The new initiative, led by the U of I System, was announced in fall 2017 and is being developed to accelerate statewide job creation and economic development through groundbreaking research and innovation. Joining UIS and IIN will amplify Innovate Springfield’s efforts to bring new businesses and high-impact social programs to central Illinois. The incubator will be able to partner with UIS faculty and students, as well as with IIN hubs that will ultimately include the U of I’s universities in Urbana-Champaign and Chicago, other downstate sites and the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), a new Chicago-based institute that will be the cornerstone of the network.
Innovate Springfield Sangamon CEO Fund
Gifts to this fund provide unrestricted support to the Institute for Legal and Policy Studies at UIS (ILAPS). The Institute was developed in 1977 primarily to contribute to the understanding and improvement of the Illinois legal system in ways accessible to scholars, policy makers, practitioners, and the general public. The Institute conducts training, research, and public service and education projects that address significant public issues related to the law and legal system.
Institute projects include those independently undertaken and those funded on a grant or contract basis to through public and private sector support. Substantive areas of concern have included judicial process; the philosophy and history of the law; social services, including child welfare and substance abuse; dispute resolution; and administrative, criminal, corrections, school, health, environmental, family, and juvenile law.
Institute activities include writing publications, legislation, and administration rules; legal and social science research; legislative and policy analysis; and developing law related and other educational material, training curricula, workshops, and conferences.
NPR Illinois (nprillinois.org, 91.9 UIS, 89.3 IPA, Illinois Edition, Illinois Issues, State Week, The Roster, Education Desk)
NPR Illinois is a National Public Radio-affiliated station on the campus of the University of Illinois Springfield in Springfield, Illinois. The station delivers in-depth multimedia news reports, expert analysis on statewide issues, in-depth audio/digital coverage of Illinois Issues, plus informative engagement events–all upholding the philosophy and integrity of public journalism. NPR programs and storytelling reflect the quality of life across Illinois in context with the nation and the world. For general gifts, please use the Donate button above to give safely online. You can find more giving options here, including the NPR Illinois Legacy Fund, the NPR Illinois Radio Information Service Fund and the Michelle M. and Guerry L. Suggs NPR Illinois Performing Arts Studio Fund.
The Office of Electronic Media produces public service, educational, informational and public affairs programs on DVD, CD, video, audiotape and the Internet in support of the University’s academic and public affairs missions. For information on special projects, such as the upcoming video production on the Old State Capitol, please send us your question using the link at left.
Gifts to this fund support The Survey Research Office (SRO), the unit of the Center for State Policy and Leadership that uses survey research to further the public affairs mission of the UIS campus.
In practice, this has meant specializing in serving the needs of state and local government agencies and non-profit organizations. The SRO does this both directly and working with other Center/University units and faculty. SRO also assists the UIS campus—administration, faculty, and students—with their survey needs.
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