Faculty and Staff Campaign Overview

Give Like the Star You Are

The 2020 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, 51.24% of UIS employees made at least one (but often more than one) gift to UIS! 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. To answer questions and provide encouragement to give, each unit on campus has a Faculty and Staff Campaign ambassador.
You can find a list of this year’s Ambassadors here.

It all began with a party on Thursday, March 5

The 2020 Faculty and Staff Campaign Council chose a great theme: Give Like the Star You Are.  We got things started at the 2020 Faculty and Staff Campaign Kickoff on Thursday, March 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. As always, there was fun, food and festivities. We are thrilled so many joined us for some “star” treatment right here on campus. They walked the blue carpet, grabbed a swag bag and quite a few showed up dressed in glamorous clothing a movie star would be jealous of.

Why give?

Faculty and staff members 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.

Three 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.
  2. 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 best benefit from 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.
  3. Students pay tuition. Why does UIS need charitable support?
    State funding has changed. We used to describe public universities as “state funded” but we now instead say “state assisted.” UIS has become 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.

Where faculty and staff chose to give last year