Funds That Support the Women’s Center

Women's Center
Above: UIS students join the global “One Billion Rising” to stop violence against women and girls.

Make a Difference for Students Through Your Support for the Women’s Center

Your gifts to the Women’s Center will achieve so much for women (and men) at UIS, as we work with women to celebrate their artistic, academic, and personal achievements. The Women’s Center helps to promote a campus climate that is supportive, healthy, and respectful of all people through events such as Take Back the Night, presentations by nationally known speakers, and the Clotheline Project. These events help to inspire confidence and empower students, and especially women, who might confront these issues disproportionately, to stand firm and together against anything that threatens their success at school.  Please join us in this important endeavor by making a gift to one of the funds below.

Women’s Center Fund

This fund provides unrestricted support for Women’s Center activities.

Women’s Friendship Garden Fund

We offer this garden for everyone to visit as a place of beauty and peace. Each fall, in the garden, we also honor the awardees of the Naomi B. Lynn Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women at UIS.

Women’s Center Student Focus Fund

Your gifts to this  fund will “open the universe” to students who attend national women’s conferences. Conferences for women can change our student’s lives for years to come. You can support this and other special initiatives for women at UIS by giving to this fund.


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