Giving in Action

Learn how giving transforms UIC

Your fellow alumni and friends have made a life-changing difference at UIC.  Their support creates the best possible opportunities for our talented and tenacious students and our mission-focused faculty. At the same time, their resources support the tireless work they do to empower communities and discover new knowledge.


UIC students studying in a group

UIC’s distinctive students define our university. They are a diverse group, learning in an environment reflective of the real world—and from faculty who inspire them through creative teaching methods and tools. Learn how student support has made a difference.


a women conducts research in a lab

Discoveries at UIC have been translated to real-world applications that contribute to improved health and well being around the world and boundary-pushing technology that will adapt the way we live and work.  When our donors’ passions align with UIC’s research mission, extraordinary things happen.


a faculty member teaching a class of students

The foundation of our university is created by our faculty, who not only educate our students and shape their careers, but also make world-changing discoveries through their research. Read how giving empowers faculty.


A student teaches elementary school students

Our commitment to communities—from the local to global level—is a reflection of our values as an outward-facing university with a deep social conscience. Learn how creating community connections makes our world better.