Funds Supporting the Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center

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Above: In a previous Alternative Spring Break, 25 students and two chaperones traveled to Washington, D.C., to work in shelters and soup kitchens such as Martha’s Table, the Capital Area Food Bank, and Thrive DC.

Make a Difference for Students who Volunteer–and Make a Difference for the Community at the Same Time

The Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center initiates, coordinates, and facilitates volunteer opportunities and endeavors for UIS students, staff, faculty, and the Springfield Community. Please give generously.

Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center Fund

Alternative Spring Break Fund

To provide support for Alternative Spring Break (whatever the year). In 2016, students will take a service trip to New York City to work with Youth Services Opportunities to work in Soup kitchens and social service agencies.

Leadership For Life Service Wing Fund

To support for the Leadership for Life wing in Lincoln Residence Hall

Student Leadership Civic Engagement Award Fund

To help provide funds for an award to honor a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in volunteer and civic engagement

The Springfield Good as Gold Ceremony

The Good as Gold ceremony recognizes the spirit and involvement of local volunteers and nonprofit organizations throughout Springfield. Learn details about the event here. Use Donate button below to give to the Good as Gold Fund. It’s a great community event honoring those who give so tirelessly, and you can have an important part in the event through your gifts and sponsorships. Please consider making a gift using the button below, which will take you to an online giving form. Simply make a note in the “Special Instructions” that you are giving in support of the Good as Gold Ceremony.
Sponsorships are as follows:

  • Gold Sponsorship – $1,500 Investment
  • Silver Sponsorship – $750 Investment
  • Bronze Sponsorship –$250 Investment
  • Angel Sponsorship – $50 Investment
  • In-Kind Donations/Sponsorship


We welcome your inquiries. Please feel free to contact us.