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Decades Class Giving Program
  • A brand new program for the College that enables all alumni to participate and make a direct impact on the Illinois experience, as a community.
  • There are a couple of simple objectives with this program – to strengthen our alumni community of support and partnership, to inform alumni about philanthropic opportunities and to show our love for Illinois.   
  • Gifts and pledges towards any of the College’s unrestricted funds (College or Departmental Annual Funds) or the college-wide scholarship fund will impact revenue and participation goals. Company match gifts also benefit the revenue goal. Athletics and campus funds do not apply.  
  • In order to generate interest and competition among classes, “virtual” trophies will be awarded to the Decade with the greatest number of participants and the Decade with the greatest fundraising total (gifts and pledges).   
  • In 2017, the College will celebrate its 90th Anniversary. We are also looking to celebrate 90 new alumni donors.
About Alumni and the College
  • Alumni like you form our community and foundation. We are who we are because of those who have walked through the doors of Gregory Hall.
  • We are inspired by alumni who give back and are committed to ensuring that our students become talented media professionals. Alumni invite students into their companies as visitors, interns and employees. They also come to campus to speak about their experiences and journeys.
  • Interim Dean Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko and the faculty are committed to transforming media education through continuous advances in curriculum, teaching methods and industry integration.
  • Last academic year, 350 students received a degree from Media. And recruitment was up 15 percent for this academic year.
  • Cost to attend for a fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Illinois resident, advertising undergraduate with 15 credit hours:
    • Tuition ($12,816) + Fees ($3,590) + Housing, Books & Misc. ($14,710) = $31,116
University of Illinois
  • 15 Colleges and Instructional Units; 5,000+ course offered, 150+ programs of study
  • 353 Main campus buildings, 2.8 square miles (1,783 acres); 647 Total buildings, 7.1 square miles (4,552 acres)
  • 23 Undergraduate University residence halls accommodate 8,550 students, including nine Living-Learning Communities
  • 1,000+ Registered student organizations, coalitions, honorary societies, and teams
  • 10 men's and 11 women's (NCAA) teams with 14 major facilities
  • Undergraduate Education
    • 32,579 Students from 50 states
    • 6,937New freshmen enrolled in fall 2014
    • 35,000 Annual applicants (roughly)
    • 5,332International undergraduate students
  • Total Students (fall 2014):
    • 43,603 Total students: 32,579 Undergraduate students and 11,024 Graduate and professional students
    • 55% Men; 45% Women
    • 5.0% African-American; 7.0% Latino; 14.0% Asian-American
  • FTE Faculty and Staff (fall 2014)
    • 2,729 Members; 1,903 Tenure/tenure track; 826 Visiting faculty & instructional staff (headcount: 1,071)
    • 3,982 Administrative and academic professional; 4,332 Support staff
    • 450,000+ total living alumni of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • 200,000+ living alumni in the Chicagoland area
Impact of Annual Fund
  • Unrestricted gifts are used to fund the most immediate needs of the College and allow leadership to be flexible and prepared for new opportunities and needs. The sole purpose is to support student life and learning.
  • Unrestricted gifts benefit students by providing scholarships, access to visiting scholars and immersion experiences. Study abroad and internship opportunities also increase.
  • Faculty have greater access to new technology, multidisciplinary research and international networking.
  • Unrestricted gifts allow the College to bring national industry leaders to campus to partner with faculty and advance the mission.
  • Contributions to unrestricted funds, such as the Annual Fund, add up to the largest source of alumni support.
Impact of Scholarships
  • More than 110 students received scholarship aid last academic year.
  • We had 313 students apply for scholarships but only enough funding to support 29% of eligible students.
  • Scholarship funds for the College continue to be a priority, especially gifts toward our general endowed scholarship fund which supports student of various backgrounds and interests.