Giving Back

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

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,…

$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…

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…

Work Begins on Surgical, Robotic Training Center

The UIC department of surgery, in partnership with the department of neurosurgery, broke ground Dec. 12 on a new expanded surgical and robotic surgery training center. Both departments are well-known innovators in surgical…

UIC Alumni and Friends Unite to Shatter #GivingTuesday Record

UIC gathered on Tuesday, November 29 to recognize #GivingTuesday.  We raised more than $94,000 frm 722 donors; a record for UIC.  These fund directly support students, faculty, research and more at UIC.  Take a…

UIC Students Have a Message for You

Last year, more than 13,500 donors acknowledged our dreams are important by giving to UIC.  Please watch our message below to see how your support can challenge us to be better, do more and try…

Sharper view of eye surgery

Imagine needing to perform a surgery looking through the tunnel of a microscope. You need to manipulate your surgical tools within the space of a pea or less, and there’s no tactile feedback.…