Now more than ever before, private and perpetual financial support ensures that land-grant universities continue to be places where progress and innovation can flourish. With your support, the College of ACES can lead the way for the next 150 years of transformational learning opportunities, groundbreaking research, and public outreach.
With Illinois - College of ACES Goal - $200 Million
ACES Campaign Priorities – for more on the new Illinois campaign visit with.illinois.edu
Creating opportunities for students and youth to acquire essential life skills is key to developing career-ready graduates and productive adults contributing to the advancement of their professions and communities. Key areas of emphasis include 4-H, experiential learning, student research opportunities, and establishment of the ACES Leadership Academy.
Private support for scholarships and graduate fellowships provide financial accessibility for the best and brightest students to study at the University of Illinois College of ACES.
The College of ACES is a leader in discovery, translation, and transformation in a broad spectrum of topics impacting society. Infrastructure, faculty positions, and research support influence the college’s role in serving the people of Illinois and impacting economic development.
Educational programs and shared spaces benefit agricultural producers, business professionals, and the public. High priorities for funding are Extension programming, including 4-H; the University of Illinois Arboretum; and numerous multidisciplinary outreach efforts.
Annual gifts are vital to the success of our underlying mission as a college – teaching, research and outreach. The combined investments made by generous alumni and friends allow us to respond to our college’s most pressing and urgent needs.