IGNITE Campaign

Every gift makes a meaningful impact at UIC. See it in the stories below.

Jacquie and Rich Janulis

Alumnus who overcame challenges helps others do the same

When UIC alumnus Rich Janulis (B.A. ’72) was discharged from the United States Air Force, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life—but he did know he wanted to go…

Give back by supporting UIC on #GivingTuesday!

Make an impact on Giving Tuesday

On Nov. 28, help the UIC community move forward by giving back. IGNITE Giving Tuesday, the university’s spin on the global holiday, will celebrate the importance of philanthropy by creating an opportunity for…

chancellor amiridis addresses audience at IGNITE campaign launch

UIC launches fundraising campaign to raise $750 million

The University of Illinois at Chicago launched “IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC,” on Saturday, October 28. Hundreds of friends, alumni and donors attended the kickoff rally and celebration to support the university’s strategic priorities…

Margret Amatayakul, president of Margret\A Consulting and a UIC graduate and former faculty member.

Applied Health Sciences graduate gives back

Margret Amatayakul believes that education and opportunities for advancement are vital to success. That is why Amatayakul, president of Margret\A Consulting and a University of Illinois at Chicago graduate and former faculty member,…

Chris Schwartz at Wall Breaking Ceremony

$5M gift to expand nursing school’s simulation lab

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has received a $5 million donation from M. Christine Schwartz to expand upon an existing simulation laboratory that bears her name. The new center…

EMS standing in front of an ambulance.

Impactful Medicine: Illinois Heart Rescue

Through a generous $2.5M grant, Medtronic Philanthropy fostered the Illinois Heart Rescue (IHR) collaboration. Physicians from the University of Illinois College of Medicine spearhead the collaboration between the Chicago Fire Department, EMS first…

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