Make an impact on IGNITE GivingTuesday

Make an impact at UIC during IGNITE GivingTuesday on Nov. 27 — a day that aims to unify the campus community under the act of giving back.

In conjunction with the global giving holiday on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, UIC’s participating in GivingTuesday encourages the campus community to celebrate how broad participating can make a difference. For more information or to donate, visit

“This is a way for the entire UIC campus, along with alumni and friends, to come together with a common goal of encouraging participation and raising as much as we can to help support UIC faculty, students and everyone in the UIC community,” said Meredith Howell, executive director of participation in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement. “The best thing about this initiative is that it truly does make a tremendous impact. We all come together, and it’s so inspiring.”

Last year, IGNITE GivingTuesday raised more than $117,000 from about 700 donors.

IGNITE GivingTuesday is part of a larger fundraising campaign on campus, called “IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC,” which launched last fall. The campaign’s goal is to raise $750 million over five years to forge the future of education by redefining the student experience, empowering faculty, driving discovery and connecting to communities.

As of Aug. 15, the campaign has raised more than $360 million — 48 percent of its goal.

“The IGNITE campaign aims to raise funds for student scholarships, endowed faculty positions, research and teaching technologies and improved campus facilities,” Howell said. “We are all invested in making a tremendous impact at UIC.”

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