Vision Statement

We cultivate and build connections with alumni and friends, encouraging philanthropy to support the ambitions and growth of our UIS community, acknowledging the impact of every gift. 

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Keep Your Promises

We do what we say we’re going to do. We learn from our mistakes. We hold ourselves accountable.
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A Community of Belonging

We will be excellent to each other. We value and respect everyone’s unique contributions.
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One Dream One Team

We move forward with a shared purpose. We encourage decision-making that embraces diverse and creative viewpoints. We demand high expectations of ourselves.
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Reach for the Stars

We dare to think outside of the box. We challenge ourselves to achieve clear objectives with novel solutions. We help unite the UIS community to capitalize on emerging opportunities.
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Live and Breathe It

We engage and connect the UIS community by sharing diverse experiences. We champion the intent of our donors’ gifts.

Reaching Stellar

Reaching Stellar: The Campaign for the University of Illinois Springfield raised support for the students, faculty and staff at UIS for the programs that elevate education and for the communities where students and graduates serve. Learn more about the Reaching Stellar Campaign

Reaching Stellar Campaign Progress

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Excellent News! The campaign crossed the $40 million mark on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. The campaign concluded in June 2022 and raised more than 106% of its $40 million goal. Reaching Stellar raised funds for its five priority areas – Scholarships, Academic Excellence, the Center for Lincoln Studies, “The Public Good” and Facilities & Technologies – as well as addressed other pressing needs.

UIS TODAY Magazine

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Make Student Dreams Come True

Your financial gift could mean all the difference to a UIS student who’s reaching for their goals.

Learn more about the different funds and scholarships available and how to make your gift to UIS.

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UIS Alumni

UIS Alumni Relations advances the interests of its alumni. Through programs, events, and services, we seek to strengthen the ties between our alumni, the UIS community and the local and global communities touched by our graduates.