Why Give

Creating an environment where our current and future leaders can thrive is our responsibility. Without question, financial support from our alumni and friends is one of the primary reasons our students can succeed personally, scholastically, and professionally.

By expressing your loyal commitment through your financial investment, you empower our faculty and students to continue to pursue the academic, research, and career development that defines the excellence associated with Engineering at the University of Illinois.

Without your help, and that of your peers, we could never sustain the prestige of this College, something that has helped you get to where you are today.

Additional Benefits of Giving

Faculty Recruitment

Potential faculty look at giving rates as a gauge of the strength of the institution.


The percentage of giving by alumni and others is considered in the annual reviews of organizations like U.S. News & World Report.

College Priorities

Annual gifts are what provide each department with the ability to meet the changing educational needs of its students and are directed toward the highest priorities:

  • Scholarships for deserving undergraduate students
  • Fellowships for exceptional graduate students
  • Endowments for attracting and retaining world class scholars
  • Instructional resources that include upgrades in technology, facilities, and other resources vital to education and undergraduate research