The College of Media has a new class giving program called Alumni Decades. Join your fellow alumni in supporting your love of Illinois! Your belief in our students, academic achievements and global presence impacts the Illinois experience.

Gifts and pledges toward any of the College’s unrestricted funds (College or Departmental Annual Funds) or the College-wide endowed scholarship fund will impact participation and philanthropic goals. Company matched gifts also count and any University of Illinois alumnus or alumna can participate. 

The class giving program goals are based on a fiscal year, July 1 through June 30.  The Alumni Decade with the most participation or philanthropic support during this time will receive virtual trophies. Furthermore, volunteers are being recruited to call upon alumni to spread the word about this important initiative for the College. If interested in helping, please contact the College of Media Office of Advancement at media-giving@illinois.edu or 217-244-5466.

Take a look at your class decade to see where your group ranks, make your gift today and know that you are among many who will always have Illinois in their heart. Your gift, no matter the amount, makes a difference to the Illinois experience. In celebration of our College's 90th anniversary in 2017, you can be one of our 90 new donors.

We love to hear from you! If you're interested in sharing your reason for supporting Illinois, please complete our brief form.

We reached several goals in fiscal year 2017, our first year of the program. Thank you!

Returning Alumni Donors

FY17: 470
Goal: 450

New Alumni Donors

FY17: 24
Goal: 90

Annual Fund

FY17: $111,927
Goal: $150,000

Endowed Scholarship Fund

Today: $7,405
Goal: $15,000

Decade with greatest number of
alumni donors to date:

1970s

Decade with most giving to date:

1970s

Check back often. Numbers are updated weekly.
Photos courtesy of the Illini Media Company and University of Illinois Archives.

cap2010s

Status on Giving:
Currently, 42 Alumni have made a gift
Last year: 9

Philanthropic gifts: $2,155
Last year: $426
(year represents fiscal year July 1 - June 30)

Decade Demographics:
2,464      Living Media Alumni
42           Lifetime Living Alumni Donors
$3,642    Lifetime gifts* to the College
(*support for unrestricted or college-wide endowed
scholarship funds)

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cap2000s

Status on Giving:
Currently, 32 Alumni have made a gift
Last year: 15

Philanthropic gifts: $2,070
Last year: $5,785
(year represents fiscal year July 1 - June 30)

Decade Demographics:
3,246      Living Media Alumni
150         Lifetime Living Alumni Donors
$25,899  Lifetime gifts* to the College
(*support for unrestricted or college-wide endowed
scholarship funds)

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cap1990s

Status on Giving:
Currently, 60 Alumni have made a gift
Last year: 38

Philanthropic gifts: $12,905
Last year: $12,647
(year represents fiscal year July 1 - June 30)

Decade Demographics:
2,344       Living Media Alumni
434          Lifetime Living Alumni Donors
$196,946 Lifetime gifts* to the College
(*support for unrestricted or college-wide endowed
scholarship funds)

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cap1980s

Status on Giving:
Currently, 74 Alumni have made a gift
Last year: 69

Philanthropic gifts: $26,301
Last year: $20,270
(year represents fiscal year July 1 - June 30)

Decade Demographics:
2,228        Living Media Alumni
882           Lifetime Living Alumni Donors
$448,834  Lifetime gifts* to the College
(*support for unrestricted or college-wide endowed
scholarship funds)

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1970s

Status on Giving:
Currently, 150 Alumni have made a gift
Last year: 122

Philanthropic gifts: $39,580
Last year: $35,409
(year represents fiscal year July 1 - June 30)

Decade Demographics:
2,407          Living Media Alumni
998             Lifetime Living Alumni Donors
$1,282,942 Lifetime gifts* to the College
(*support for unrestricted or college-wide endowed scholarship funds)

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cap1960s

Status on Giving:
Currently, 77 Alumni have made a gift
Last year: 65

Philanthropic gifts: $15,062
Last year: $13,050
(year represents fiscal year July 1 - June 30)

Decade Demographics:
1,075        Living Media Alumni
424           Lifetime Living Alumni Donors
$695,380  Lifetime gifts* to the College
(*support for unrestricted or college-wide endowed scholarship funds)

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cap1950s

Status on Giving:
Currently, 49 Alumni have made a gift
Last year: 48

Philanthropic gifts: $16,494
Last year: $11,117
(year represents fiscal year July 1 - June 30)

Decade Demographics:
703            Living Media Alumni
265            Lifetime Living Alumni Donors
$489,677   Lifetime gifts* to the College
(*support for unrestricted or college-wide endowed scholarship funds)

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cap1940s and lifetime giving

Status on Giving:
Currently, 10 Alumni have made a gift
Last year: 13

Philanthropic gifts: $3,795
Last year: $4,133
(year represents fiscal year July 1 - June 30)

Decade Demographics:
256          Living Media Alumni
71            Lifetime Living Alumni Donors
$98,455   Lifetime gifts* to the College
(*support for unrestricted or college-wide endowed scholarship funds)

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College Lifetime:

16,744  Media Alumni                    4,074  Alumni Donors                    $14,650,425  in gifts* to the College
(*support for unrestricted or college-wide endowed scholarship funds)