Support the Illini Union
 

Illini Union staff makes it a priority to offer a home rich in the university’s historical traditions. Attention to the preservation of the building has been a significant responsibility over the years, and the staff of the Illini Union works to provide guidance, support and encouragement to all who utilize it. 

We seek assistance from those who worked, studied, ate, played, laughed, or met at the Illini Union. If you feel the ability to support the Illini Union, please make a gift to one or more of our funds below. 

To make a gift, select the amount for the fund(s) you wish to support, then click the “Continue” button below. You will be directed to the University of Illinois Foundation’s secure online giving site for your personal and credit card information. To clear all inputs and selections click "Start over."

Parents Fund

"Just because our children “go off to college,” it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of our involvement in their education and their lives. It means that our hands on responsibilities are turned over to them, giving our children not just an academic education but the opportunity to discover what the world has to offer. It’s wonderful to know Student Affairs is there to provide programs that support our students. A donation to the Parent Fund is a small way to insure there continues to be a connection and support system for my children as they find their way to adult independence." - Gloria Pavese

PARENT FUND GIFTS WILL:

  • Increase funding for the safety and security of our students
  • Enhance efforts to create an inclusive environment supportive of diversity
  • Encourage student development and growth through educational, cultural, and professional programming
  • Enrich family and parent involvement, education, and learning opportunities

Gifts of any size will help make a difference for our students and our campus. One hundred percent of your charitable donation will go towards supporting our students.

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Illini Union Board Fund

Since 1942, the Illini Union Board (IU Board) has served as the voice of the students and advise administration on building policies and procedures. If it's happening at the Union, the IU Board is helping it happen. And while they are planning it all, knowledge of governance and outreach are growing tenfold.

Serving on the IU Board is an experience in group process, ethics, leadership, volunteerism, and social responsibility. Board members gain real world skills and make lasting connections with peers, faculty, staff, and alumni. Because the IU Board is involved in the daily operations of a vibrant Union, the experience is both rich and diverse - with an agenda that requires diligence and an aptitude for cooperative business practices which, in turn, lead to success.

Your support will help provide professional development opportunities to the student board members such as attending regional and national conferences. The fund also helps with bringing in top-level entertainment and educational speakers for the entire campus to enjoy for free.

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Illini Union Unrestricted Fund

Support the Illini Union through the Unrestricted Fund. This fund helps the Illini Union team to make facility repairs, upgrades, and to assist in programming development. Your support of this fund will help make sure the Illini Union can host events and be the welcoming home to thousands of Illini.

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