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Financial gifts drive transformational learning opportunities, groundbreaking research, and public impact. With continued uncertainty in state funding, we must shift to more reliable, diversified funding platforms to ensure progress and innovation.

Give online below or contact the advancement office directly at 217-333-9355 and ask to speak with a major gift officer.


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."

ACES One College Capital Priority Fund

Invest in a pivotal moment in our college's history — the launch of ACES’ One College campaign, inspired by our shared vision for the future of our institution. This fund will provide unrestricted support to capital projects that include renovations to Mumford Hall, the Child Development Laboratory, and the ACES Learning Innovation Laboratory. You can also choose to support one of these individual projects by designating a fund below.

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Mumford Hall Renovation Fund

Mumford Hall has been the heartbeat of our college for more than a century — now a visionary renovation will preserve its historical legacy while incorporating modern spaces designed for students to collaborate and learn. Support the next chapter of Mumford Hall’s legacy, ensuring it remains a cornerstone of our college’s identity and culture for generations to come. This fund is part of the One College Capital Campaign, but donations will only support renovations to Mumford Hall.

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Child Development Laboratory Fund

The Child Development Laboratory (CDL) has been home to innovation and research in early childhood education for more than 80 years. Help us transform the CDL into a unified, accessible, state-of-the-art facility for continued progress in early childhood education. This fund is part of the One College Capital Campaign, but donations will only support the CDL transformation.

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ACES Learning Innovation Laboratory Fund

Support the transformative remodel of the lower level of the ACES Library, Information, and Alumni Center to benefit undergraduate, graduate, and professional learners. This creative collaboration space, equipped with emerging technology, will empower faculty and industry leaders to design interactive courses to meet high-learner demand for skills-based credentials, workforce training, continuing education, and professional education certificates. This fund is part of the One College Capital Campaign, but donations will only support renovations to ACES Learning Innovation Laboratory.

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College of ACES Annual Fund

The College of ACES is able to fulfill its commitment to the land-grant mission, in part, with gifts to the ACES Annual Fund. Unrestricted gifts to the ACES annual fund support scholarships, value-added student learning experiences, student organization activities, recruitment efforts, teaching enhancement opportunities, and alumni and stakeholder programming.

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U of I Extension Annual Fund

The mission of Illinois Extension is to serve the residents of Illinois by translating scientific research into practical, actionable information they can use across a wide range of everyday topics. Your unrestricted gift to the U of I Extension Annual Fund provides state-wide support for programs, staff, facilities and more.

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