Faculty and Staff Campaign Overview

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The 2019 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. Last year, 50% of UIS employees gave, raising a total of $193,574! 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.

Plans are underway for the 2019 Campaign. The 2019 Faculty and Staff Campaign Council will be meeting soon to discuss plans. Each member understands the importance of the mission of UIS and were willing to advocate that mission by donating their time and resources to assist in promoting the campaign.

Why give?

Faculty and staff members at UIS 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.

3 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.
  1. 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 achieve your desire for 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.
  2. Students pay tuition. Why does UIS need charitable support?
    State funding has changed. We used to describe public universities as “state funded”; instead we now say “state assisted.” UIS has become more and 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.

Special Brochure for Faculty and Staff

We have prepared a Fall 2018 flyer for all UIS Faculty and Staff (pdf) that explains what the Office of Advancement does, and how you can help with the important work of advancing the interests of the University. In the flyer, you can also learn about Reaching Stellar: The Campaign for the University of Illinois Springfield.

Where faculty and staff chose to give last year