Reaching Stellar: The Campaign for the University of Illinois Springfield
A $40-million initiative that will benefit students, the Springfield community and others
The University of Illinois Springfield launched the public phase of the largest fundraising campaign in its history on October 10, 2017. The goal of “Reaching Stellar: The Campaign for the University of Illinois Springfield” is to raise $40 million to benefit students, faculty and the Springfield community. The campaign will continue through 2022.
Stories to Make You Proud
We have collected stories to make alumni and friends of UIS proud of what is happening as the result of generous private support. Enjoy!
Reaching Stellar campaign priorities
- Scholarships: Affirming the aspirations, energy and diversity of our students
Learn more about the scholarships campaign priority.
Read stories of scholarship impact and donor generosity.
Selected scholarship funds you may wish to support
- Academic Excellence: Learning that empowers the future
Learn more about academic excellence at UIS.
Read stories of academic impact your gifts have.
Selected academic funds you may wish to support
- UIS Center for Lincoln Studies: To instruct, inspire and elevate us all
Learn more about the UIS Center for Lincoln Studies.
Read stories of impact and progress of the UIS Center for Lincoln Studies to UIS and beyond.
Selected Lincoln-related funds you may want to support
- The Public Good: Engagement. Collaboration. Impact.
Learn more about UIS and the Public Good.
Read stories of impact UIS has for the Public Good.
Selected Public Good funds you may wish to support
- Facilities and Technology: Building tomorrow’s University today
Learn more about Facilities and Technology at UIS.
Read stories of improved facilities and technology.
Selected facilities and technology funds you may want to support
UIS Campaign Planning Committee
The UIS Campaign Planning Committee is leading the Reaching Stellar campaign for UIS. Co-chairs are Hy Bunn, president and CEO of Bunn-O-Matic Corporation, and Saul Morse, of counsel at Brown, Hay & Stephens LLC, and director, University of Illinois Foundation. Other members include Micah Bartlett, W. Robert Felker, Julie Kellner, Pam McClelland, Larry Shiner, Janice Spears, Julie Staley and Guerry Suggs.
“As we begin this new campaign, only a few years from the University’s 50th anniversary, the prospects for this institution of higher education and its effect upon our community are limitless,” said Saul Morse.
“This campaign is as important to the greater Springfield area as it is for the University,” said Hy Bunn. “I’m excited to see UIS thrive through support from the University’s many alumni and friends.”