The Campaign for Illinois

At Illinois, we embrace the very human work of inquiry and invention, experimentation, and education. We give the next generation the skills and knowledge to make sense of the world around us, preserve the lessons of the past, and move humanity forward.

In the College of Media, we are focused on producing the next generation of media leadership—those who will help us understand and adapt to an unpredictable and constantly-changing media landscape. We do this through agile media education, cutting-edge scholarship, and connections with the industries we serve. At the same time, we continue our legacy of facilitating informed public decision-making and ensuring fair, accurate, balanced, and contextual representation of all groups in our society.

Private support is essential to ensuring public universities continue to be places where progress and innovation can flourish. Private investment takes on increased importance in times of uncertain federal and state funding. It is a sign of faith and confidence in all we can contribute to the greater good.

With your support, we will continue to elevate the values that make Illinois distinctive: a sense of boundless aspiration, collaborative research, and global perspective. And we will continue to honor the people who have shaped the culture and character of this place: our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

College of Media Priorities

Endowed Scholarships and Internships
Support of students is our greatest priority. Scholarships are essential to attract the most talented students from across the country and around the world, and then provide them with the real-world experiences they need for successful careers.
Desired Investment Level: $250,000
Minimum Investment Level: $50,000

Endowed Chairs
Represent the highest honor the University can provide
to distinguished faculty members, and help to attract and
retain exceptional scholars.
Minimum Investment Level: $2,500,000

Endowed Professorships
Offer an important advantage in recruiting and retaining
the most talented faculty members in the field.
Minimum Investment Level: $500,000

Endowed Professors of Practice
Allow us to bring industry professionals to the College and into the classroom for short- and long-term teaching periods.
Minimum Investment Level: $500,000

Endowed Funds for Innovation and Research
Support cutting-edge courses, curricula, faculty research, industry collaborations, and student activities that will foster greater discovery and transform the delivery of content.
Minimum Investment Level: $150,000

 

Visit the "With Illinois" website for inspiring stories, campaign priorities and events in your area. Watch the campus-wide launch on October 13.

Our next event is the annual Chicago Illinois luncheon on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Chancellor Robert Jones will provide an update on the state of the campus, discuss recent initiatives and give insight into our shared vision for the future. Details can he found here.

We invite you to consider how you can participate in the “With Illinois” campaign.  Our team is available to answer any questions. 

The world is a better place With Illinois.