Faculty and Staff Campaign Overview

The 2018 Faculty and Staff Campaign

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 year’s theme is Invest in Stellar – Above and Beyond.

Members of the 2018 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. Faculty and Staff Campaign ambassadors, available throughout campus, can also answer your questions and help guide you through the process of giving. Special thanks to these volunteers!

Make a gift today to lift UIS Above and Beyond!

Any gift given to UIS from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017 counts toward the campaign. You can choose where to give this list of programs, colleges, departments and other causes at UIS, based on your own interests and concerns.

Make a gift by sending a check, completing a gift card, submitting an electronic funds transfer (EFT) request, or giving online. You can also bring a gift in person to the Office of Advancement, PAC 591. You can find instructions here .

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.

The 2017 Campaign

During the 2016/17 fiscal year which concluded June 30, UIS employees topped 50% in giving for the first time ever. Congratulations, and thank you!

In all, 50.52% or 392 employees like you contributed to 127 different UIS gift funds, for a total contribution of $203,698.

Special Brochure for Faculty and Staff

We have prepared a brochure for all UIS Faculty and Staff, explaining what the Office of Advancement does, and how you can help with the important work of advancing the interests of the University. We will be posting a 2018/19 version soon.

Where faculty and staff chose to give last year