This fund was established to honor the legacy of Dr. Clarice Ford, who tirelessly advocated for students during more than a decade of work at UIS. Dr. Ford was a profoundly important voice for students and an essential member of the UIS leadership team. Dr. Ford was a leader who was dedicated to cultivating inclusive communities and ensuring that every student, regardless of background, has an opportunity to succeed.
Donations to the Dr. Clarice Ford “Whatever It Takes” Fund can be found by visiting our Make a Gift app. Using the general search box on the Make a Gift page, type in "Whatever It Takes" and select the fund. Gifts to this fund shall be used to support students at UIS who are undergoing financial hardships from emergency situations or unforeseen events.