The University's Most Flexible Annual Giving Fund

The UIS Fund provides unrestricted support to UIS, making it one of the most important gift funds at UIS. You can give safely online to this valuable fund by visiting and searching for "UIS Fund." If you are a donor who responds generously to these annual appeals, you are providing crucial support for UIS, and we thank you.

Through annual appeals, we ask donors to give most often to the UIS Fund, but you always have the option of giving to any fund of your choice, including department funds, student organizations, the general UIS Scholarship Fund, or many other funds.

You can choose a fund you want to support through your annual gifts.

Here are some recent ways the UIS Fund has supported needs across campus.

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Student Skill Development

A cutting-edge esports game arena is available on campus, allowing students to virtually compete against other collegiate teams in the United States. Creating the UIS Esports Arena was a campus-wide effort with multiple units - including the UIS Fund - providing funds and services to transform the space.


Addressing Student Needs

Generous gifts from donors to the UIS Fund support areas around campus like the UIS Cares Food Pantry. With previous donations made to the UIS Fund, the food pantry was able to provide baskets of food to students who stayed on campus.

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Prospective Student Opportunities

Donations from the UIS Fund were used to provide buses so prospective high school students and their parents from Chicago and St. Louis had the opportunity to visit UIS for a day-long educational experience. These trips immersed more than 250 prospective students in the diverse culture and welcoming community that UIS exemplifies. Many were first generation and underrepresented minority prospective student groups.


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