Faculty and Staff Campaign Overview
The 2018 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. 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.
This 2018 theme was Invest in Stellar – Above and Beyond – check out some pictures from the FASC Kickoff, which was lots of fun with some seriously impressive results of the campaign:
- 50.00% participation overall
- $136,674 raised
- 379 employees made
- 671 gifts to
- 122 funds
Thank you to everyone who gave and also to the members of the 2018 Faculty and Staff Campaign Council. 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. Faculty and Staff Campaign ambassadors, available throughout campus, answered your questions and helped guide you through the process of giving, so we thank them as well!
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
- Does my gift really make a difference?
Yes! The more people who choose to give, the greater the collective impact will be.
- 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.
- 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.